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Founder’s Day ties in with MCW commencement

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.

Planting the seeds in Central Wisconsin for community-engaged medical education

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.

MCW named the world’s top university with the best student-to-faculty ratio

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.

Apprenticeship puts concepts in practice

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.

Medical student Jacob Thayer awarded Bennet Hiner Research Award

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.”

Anatomy lab, cadavers coming to NTC

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

Medical School Consortium Examines Accelerated Pathways to a Medical Degree

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

Perspective in Academic Medicine Calls for Discussion of 3-Year Medical School Curriculum

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

MCW-Green Bay receives $250,000 Impact Grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation

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.

Medical student Marcus Lacey selected for National Kidney Scholars Program

July 15 - Marcus Lacey, rising M2, was one of 30 medical students from across North America selected to participate in the 2015 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Tutored Research and Education for Kidney Scholars program, an initiative of the society’s Workforce Committee.

MCW-Green Bay Addresses Need for Area Physicians

July 10 - The first new medical school campus to open in Wisconsin in more than a century, welcomed its inaugural class Thursday for a special ceremony. We Are Green Bay

White Coat Ceremony Held for First Class on New Medical School Campus

July 13 - Wisconsin media outlets reported on the opening of MCW-Green Bay and the White Coat ceremony for the inaugural class. WHBY, We are Green, Green Bay Press Gazette and Wisc Business

MCW-Green Bay Welcomes Inaugural Class of Medical Students

July 9 - The first new medical school campus to open in Wisconsin in over a century opened its doors to its inaugural class of 26 medical students in July 2015.

Dr. Matthew Hunsaker on "Conversations From St. Norbert College"

July 7 - Dr. Matthew Hunsaker, Dean of MCW-Green Bay, discusses medical education in northeast Wisconsin and MCW’s first regional campus on television show, Conversations From St. Norbert College. SNC

Inaugural Class Begins Orientation at Green Bay Medical School Campus

July 7 - MCW-Green Bay opened on July 1 with an inaugural class of 26 students. Classrooms and administrative space are located within St. Norbert College’s Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Biz Times

Scholarship recipients

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.

MCW alumna establishes scholarship fund to honor professor

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.

102nd annual commencement exercises held May 15

For 270 men and women, May 15 forever will be remembered as the day they achieved a major milestone in their academic careers.

Welcome to MCW-Green Bay!

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.

MCW participates in Bellin College Simulation Center ribbon cutting

June 30 - On Thursday, June 25, Bellin College hosted a ribbon cutting and open house for its newly completed Health Sciences Resource Center at the College’s Eaton Road Campus in Green Bay. The 8,500 square-foot expansion includes a birthing suit, an emergency room/intensive care suite, a pediatric suite and a surgery suite to provide students with an opportunity to learn from simulated experiences.

MCW-Green Bay set to welcome inaugural class July 1

June 29 - The inaugural class of 26 medical students will begin their orientation at the new MCW-Green Bay campus on Wednesday, July 1. The classrooms and administrative space for MCW-Green Bay are located in the new Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College.

Froedtert & MCW cancer specialist profiled in heartwarming news story on Fox 6

June 29 - WITI-TV profiled a local woman who was treated for a type of leukemia with a bone marrow transplant from a donor, and whose husband became donor himself. Ehab Atallah, MD, associate professor of medicine (hematology and oncology), was her physician and was interviewed for the story. WITI-TV

Dr. Kerschner Discusses Clinical Growth, Faculty Retention

June 29 - In an interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Dr. Joseph Kerschner discusses the need for two medical schools in Wisconsin, the growth of MCW’s clinical practice, and the challenges of retaining top faculty members. Milwaukee Business Journal

Fox Valley Family Residency Training Program Transitions to MCW from UW

June 29 - Beginning July 1, MCW will provide academic support for the Fox Valley Family Residency Training Program, formerly a program supported by UW School of Medicine and Public Health. Management support for the program, renamed as Mosaic Family Health, is provided by Ministry Health Care and ThedaCare. Post Crescent, Wisconsin Health News and WHBY

Incoming Medical Student Receives Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital Scholarship

June 10 - Phil Kostka, a recent St. Norbert College graduate who will be in MCW-Green Bay’s inaugural medical school class, received the 2015 Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital Medical Staff Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded annually to a Portage County student who is pursuing a degree in a medical-related field. Stevens Point Journal

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