May 20 - The vision of a Wisconsin medical school began to be realized in 1893 with the founding of the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and, later that decade, the Milwaukee Medical College. In 1907, Marquette University absorbed the Milwaukee Medical College creating the Marquette University Department of Medicine/Milwaukee Medical College.
May 11 - With MCW-Central Wisconsin set to matriculate its first class of medical students in July 2016, campus dean Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, is in the thick of preparation. In the small town of Wausau, this means digging deep into the local community to plant and cultivate the seeds of the future. Learn more about these efforts in the Winter 2016 issue of MCW Magazine.
Mar. 1 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been named the world’s top university with the best student-to-faculty ratio according to the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings. The rankings feature the top 100 universities with the best student-to-faculty ratios from 23 regions across North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The new Clinical Apprenticeship in Discovery Curriculum at the Medical College of Wisconsin is providing earlier and expanded clinical education for the next generation of physicians.
Nov. 13 - On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Wisconsin Neurological Society (WNS) awarded the Bennett Hiner Memorial Research Award to Jacob Thayer, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Thayer won for his work, “Comparison of Peripheral Nerve Axonal Area Differences in Central and Peripheral Zones of Injured and Repaired Nerves.”
Nov. 2 - Wausau Daily Herald reports that a new anatomy lab coming to Northcentral Technical College will have high-tech amenities designed to give first-year medical students hands-on experience working with human cadavers. The lab will be used primarily by students in the Medical College of Wisconsin who will dissect cadavers in their anatomy lessons. Dr. Lisa Dodson is quoted. Wausau Daily Herald
Sept. 15 - The AAMC Reporter notes that MCW is one of eight medical schools that have formed a consortium to examine accelerated pathways to a medical degree. The consortium, led by NYU School of Medicine, is supported by a four-year, $257,000 grant from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation. Dr. Lisa Dodson (MCW-Central Wisconsin Campus Dean) notes the importance of discerning which applicants are best suited for the shorter programs. AAMC
Aug. 17 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., is lead author of a perspective published in Academic Medicine that calls for an evidence-based discussion on the advantages and challenges of a three-year medical school curriculum. The three-year curriculum is being explored nationwide as an option to reduce student debt and address the physician shortage. Academic Medicine
July 30 - The Green Bay Packers Foundation has awarded a $250,000 Staff Impact Grant to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Green Bay to fund student scholarships. The grant is a matching grant, requiring MCW-Green Bay to raise an additional $250,000 in order to secure the donation, creating a $500,000 impact.
Class of 2015 scholarship recipients had a chance to meet and thank some of the alumni whose generosity provided them with scholarship awards during medical school.
Margaret Motl, MD '81, "pays it forward" by establishing a scholarship fund to honor Derward Lepley, Jr., MD '49, who led Wisconsin's first heart transplant surgery.
For 270 men and women, May 15 forever will be remembered as the day they achieved a major milestone in their academic careers.
The first new medical school campus in the state of Wisconsin in more than 100 years opened its doors to an inaugural class of 26 students the first week of July 2015.
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