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MCW Medical Education News

Journal Sentinel Series on Gross Anatomy Named Pulitzer Prize Finalist

Apr 24 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was named a 2014 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for his series, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Reporter who wrote series on MCW anatomy course nominated for Pulitzer Prize

April 16 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Mark Johnson was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in the feature writing category for his series, The Course of Their Lives, which follows students participating in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s gross anatomy course.

MCW Green Bay Hopes to Start Recruitment Soon

Apr 10 - MCW leaders awarded Governor Scott Walker the Hands of Humanity Award, and gave State Representative John Nygren the Friends of MCW Award. Green Bay Press Gazette

MCW-Green Bay Dean Dr. Matthew Hunsaker Profiled in Green Bay Newspaper

Apr 2 - Matthew Hunsaker, MD, the Dean of MCW-Green Bay, was interviewed by the Green Bay Press Gazette. Green Bay Press Gazette

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Pathway Teaches Resilience to Medical Students

Mar 26 - Psychology Today cites MCW’s medical school pathway program in quality improvement and patient safety in an article on the high cost of burnout in medicine. Psychology Today

Match Day Reveals Where Graduating Medical Students Will Do Residency Training

Mar 26 - At Match Day on March 21, 54 (29.5 percent) of the 178 MCW graduating medical students learned that they will remain in Wisconsin for their residency training. WauwatosaNOW

Match Day reveals future plans for new doctors

Graduating medical students at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), and their peers nationwide, found out today where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training. On “Match Day,” which occurs at exactly noon, a nationally administered computerized system gives the results of the matches it has made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.

Anatomage makes virtual dissection a reality

To complement the traditional anatomy experience, MCW acquired a state-of-the-art Anatomage Table last year. With a high resolution, life-size touchscreen, the technology offers students, residents and faculty the ability to view the human body from countless viewpoints and cross sections to further their understanding through virtual dissection.

Clinical apprenticeship puts concepts into practice

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Discovery Curriculum encourages students to think and act like physicians from day one. The new Clinical Apprenticeship component of the curriculum is providing earlier and expanded clinical education for the next generation of physicians.

Medical education enters new era

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Discovery Curriculum is designed to address the rapidly evolving practice of medicine and prepare outstanding physicians for the 21st century.

Medical Student Mark Kashtan Participates in AMA Medical Student Advocacy Day

Feb 25 - An American Medical Association recap on national advocacy efforts in 2013 notes that MCW medical student Mark Kashtan (now M-3) was one of 300 medical students nationwide who participated in the AMA’s Medical Student Advocacy Day. American Medical Association

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

New training positions for mental health professionals approved in Green Bay, Appleton

Feb. 20 - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the addition of ten new training slots for mental health professionals in northeastern Wisconsin. The positions, which are established to train seven psychiatrists, two psychologists, and a pharmacist, are designed to help alleviate a critical shortage of mental health professionals in that region of the state.

Michigan State Football Star Accepted into MCW’s 2014 Entering Medical School Class

Feb 12 - Michigan State University football star Mark Scarpinato announced that he is leaving football to pursue medicine. Detroit Free Press

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.

College Cited for Preparing Medical Students to Become Physician Leaders

Feb 6 - MCW is identified as one of the nation’s medical schools taking the lead in preparing medical students to become physician leaders in an article in Hospital and Health Networks Daily. Hospitals & Health Networks

Governor’s State of the State Address Notes Funding Support for More Primary Care Doctors

Jan 28 - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s State of the State Address noted that Wisconsin’s new budget includes funding for MCW to increase the number of primary care doctors in rural and underserved areas of the state. Fox 6 News & The Badger Herald

Community Advisory Boards Named for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

Jan 28 - MCW announced appointments to the Community Advisory Boards for the new regional campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. WAOW-TV, MyFoxWausau, 1330 WHBL, & Marshfield News-Herald

MCW-Green Bay Community Advisory Board members named

Jan. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Green Bay. The community advisory boards will assist MCW in developing and implementing the new regional campus in Green Bay, which is expected to matriculate students in July 2015.

MCW-Central Wisconsin Community Advisory Board members named

Jan. 24 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has named community advisory board members for MCW-Central Wisconsin. The community advisory board will assist MCW in developing and implementing the new regional campus in Central Wisconsin, which is expected to matriculate students in fall 2016.

College approved to establish Gold Humanism Honor Society

Jan. 03 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has been selected by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation to establish a chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Richard Holloway, PhD, Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Associate Dean for Student Affairs, will serve as chapter advisor.

Campus Dean named for MCW-Green Bay

Matthew Hunsaker, MD, will provide overall leadership of MCW’s community medical education program in Green Bay.

M-1 Student Receives Tylenol Future Care Scholarship

Dec 18 - MCW M-1 student Anupriya Duval was awarded a Tylenol Future Care Scholarship. WauwatosaNOW

Medical Student from Marshfield Receives Bennett Hiner Research Award

Dec 18 - The Marshfield News Herald reports that Mitch Daun of Marshfield, an M-3 student at MCW, was awarded the Bennett Hiner Research Award by the Wisconsin Neurology Society. Marshfield News Herald

Dr. Carlyle Chan elected Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

Dec. 09 - Carlyle Chan, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine as well as Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Institute for Health and Society, was elected 2014 Chair of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) at the annual meeting of its Board of Directors, held Dec. 5-6 in Chicago.

New campus dean of MCW-Green Bay profiled in Green Bay Press Gazette

Dec 5 - A news conference was held December 4 to announce the appointment of Dr. Matthew Hunsaker as campus dean of MCW-Green Bay. Green Bay Press Gazette

By teaching, alumni can volunteer their wisdom for next generation

Alumni who participate in medical education as volunteer clinical faculty members give students practical, life lessons to complement the science. Alumnus Dr. Mark Harlow returns to Milwaukee from South Dakota every year to teach and encourages other alumni to consider giving the gift of wisdom to the next generation.

Three faculty leaders honored for distinguished service

Three faculty members with a combined 53 years of service to MCW received Distinguished Service Awards, the College’s highest faculty honor, at the MCW convocation ceremony Sept. 18.

Medical students attend AAMC meeting, present poster

Nov. 14 - Third-year medical student Anish Patel and second-year medical student Melanie Bobbs attended the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting in Philadelphia Nov. 1-3 as representatives of the MCW chapter of Organization of Student Representatives (OSR). With the help and guidance of Martin Muntz, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Patel and Bobbs presented two posters at the OSR poster session.

Inaugural Bennett Hiner Research Awards presented to MCW, UW-Madison students

Nov. 13 - A third-year MCW medical school student was one of the first two winners of the Bennett Hiner Research Award. The award is supported by the Wisconsin Neurology Society Bennett Hiner Memorial Fund, which was established to honor the memory of Bradley Hiner's son, who died unexpectedly in his sleep in 2011 at the age of 26.

M-4 Student Laura Tisch Receives College’s Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award

Nov 8 - Laura Tisch, a fourth-year medical student, received MCW’s 2013 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. WauwatosaNOW

Topping off ceremony held for Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College

Nov. 04 - A topping off ceremony was held Nov. 1 for the new state-of-the-art Gehl-Mulva Science Center at St. Norbert College. During a topping off ceremony, the last piece of structural steel is put in place.

Laura Tisch earns Medical College of Wisconsin’s Zeit Fellows Leadership Award

Oct. 29 - Laura Tisch, a fourth-year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), has been named the recipient of the 2013 Walter Zeit Fellowship Leadership Award. This prestigious award is presented to the senior student who has consistently displayed superior qualities of leadership, loyalty, selfless service, initiative and compassion toward his or her peers and the Medical College. It is the highest student honor bestowed by the Walter Zeit Fellowship, MCW’s premier donor recognition society.

Classes support scholarships

Alumni who celebrated reunions in 2012 gave a combined $773,340 to the Medical College in class gifts. In addition, reunion-year alumni have made planned giving commitments totaling more than $3 million this year.

Dr. Raymond Moderates Greater Milwaukee Committee Panel Discussion on MOOCs

Oct 22 - Dr. John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, served as panel moderator for a Greater Milwaukee Committee meeting to discuss the future of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Drs. Regner and Dwinell Receive NIH Grant to Create Medical Education Program

Oct 22 - Dr. Kevin Regner and Michael Dwinell, PhD, received a five-year, $273,000 grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to create an education program for medical students that focuses on digestive, metabolic and kidney diseases, with a special emphasis on training a diverse healthcare workforce to address these diseases. WauwatosaNOW

The Course of Their Lives

Oct 9 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel follows six M1 students through anatomy class, from the first day of lecture to the memorial service honoring the donors who provided this critical part of their medical education. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

NIH funds Digestive, Metabolic & Kidney Disease Research Education Program at MCW

The Medical College of Wisconsin has received a five-year, $273,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases to create an education program for medical students that focuses on digestive, metabolic and kidney diseases, with a special emphasis on training a diverse healthcare workforce to address these diseases.

Four Medical Students Named Cream City Medical Society Legacy Scholarship Recipients

Sept 17 - MCW medical students Caroline Walker, Randal Harris, Keli Coleman, and Itohan Otasiwie are among the Cream City Medical Society 2013 Legacy Scholarship recipients. Milwaukee Courier

Dr. Hueston Named as Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Sept 17 - Dr. William J. Hueston has been named as MCW’s Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Spanish Journal

Dr. Hueston Named Senior Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Sept 9 - Dr. William J. Hueston has been named MCW’s Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. WauwatosaNOW

U.S. Medical School Enrollment to Increase by 30% by 2017

Aug 27 - The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that U.S. medical schools are expected to increase enrollment by 30% by 2017. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MCW ranked 22nd best medical school in Graduateprograms.com national survey

Aug 09 - The Medical College of Wisconsin is ranked the 22nd best medical school in the country in a recent Graduateprograms.com national survey of current and former medical students. The survey explored 15 ranking categories including academic competitiveness, career support, financial aid, and quality of network.

Ophthalmology Resident Receives Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident

Aug 7 - Dr. Jonathan Skarie, an Ophthalmology Resident, received MCW’s 2013 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician. WauwatosaNOW

Construction Underway on Gehl-Mulva Science Center

Aug 7 - The Green Bay Press Gazette and other newspapers in the Fox Valley and Door County provided an update on construction at St. Norbert College’s new Gehl-Mulva Science Center. Green Bay Press-Gazette

MCW Announces Targeted Start Dates for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

Aug 2 - MCW announced targeted start dates for the community-based medical education campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Lifetime of service benefits hometown

Dr. James Algiers has served his country, his alma mater, his community and his fellow man with humble passion. The longtime Hartford physician earned the 2013 Alumni Distinguished Service Award, (but you won’t hear it from him).

Graduates begin next adventure

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s annual commencement exercises were held May 17 at the Milwaukee Theatre. During the ceremony, the Medical College and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 194 MD, 40 PhD, 23 MS, eight MA, and 16 Master of Public Health degrees.

Students supported by Alumni Association

The Medical College of Wisconsin/ Marquette Medical Alumni Association presented eight medical students with scholarships this spring.

Seniors match to residency programs

At the Medical College of Wisconsin, 181 fourth-year medical students obtained first-year residency positions on Match Day 2013.

Humanitarian makes world of difference

Throughout her career as an OB/GYN and fertility expert, Dr. Gloria Halverson has offered her services to the most vulnerable populations in the world. In retirement, she has increased her efforts as her missionary work seeks to help victims of human trafficking and extreme poverty. The 2013 alumni Humanitarian Award is hers.

Neurosurgeon leads with innovation

Dr. Philip Stieg has led the Department of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College for 13 years, and he hasn’t wasted a moment of it. His pursuit of innovation in the operating room, in the laboratory, in the academic halls and in developing nations contributed to his selection as the 2013 Medical School Alumnus of the Year.

07.14 -NIH grant supports Milwaukee-wide research partnership

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced today it has awarded a $20 million grant to The Medical College of Wisconsin, representing a consortium of eight Milwaukee institutions to create a Milwaukee-wide research partnership that shares a common vision, resources and staff to advance biomedical research, patient care and education.

Chancellor Harden Expresses Commitment, Benefits of Green Bay Medical School Campus

Jan. 29 - In his mid-year Convocation address, UW-Green Bay Chancellor Thomas Harden describes his university’s commitment to MCW’s community-based medical education program in Green Bay and the benefits the new program will bring to UWGB. UWGB Inside Newsletter

Dr. Jose Franco named New Curriculum Director

July 06 -Jose Franco, MD, has been selected as the New Curriculum Director. This new position will report to the Dean of the Medical School and was developed by the Curriculum Development Nominating Committee to facilitate and implement a new medical school curriculum model for the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Dr. Laitman to Present Address at College’s 119th Commencement Ceremony

May 6 - Jeffrey T. Laitman, PhD, Distinguished Professor of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the address at MCW’s 119th Commencement Ceremony on May 17. WauwatosaNOW

Event at Arte Wine and Painting Studio to benefit Global Health Pathways scholarly project

May 28 - Amy Yam, a third-year medical student, is hosting a fundraiser on Thursday, May 30, at Arte Wine and Painting Studio to support her scholarly project through the Global Health Pathways program. Yam created a non-profit organization called Voces y Manos ("Voices and Hands") that supports youth leadership and community health in rural Guatemala.

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, confirmed as Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President

Nov. 18 - The Medical College Board of Trustees today confirmed Dr. Raymond’s appointment of Joseph E. Kerschner, MD, as Dean of the Medical School and Executive Vice President.

MCW announces new Wausau locales for community medical education program serving Central Wisconsin

Jul 02 - On June 21, the Medical College of Wisconsin Board of Trustees approved a change in venue for the Wausau location of the MCW’s community medical education program serving Central Wisconsin.

MCW Gets Eight Year Accreditation

July 18 - Medical College earns Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation. WUWM Radio News

MCW Selects Locations for Central Wisconsin Campus

July 2 - The Medical College of Wisconsin today announced two locales for its new community medical education program in central Wisconsin. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Medical College applauds Governor Walker’s effort to address Wisconsin’s physician shortage

Feb 12 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) applauds Governor Scott Walker for his leadership to address the state’s impending physician shortage. As part of his executive budget proposal, the Governor announced he will invest $7.4 million in MCW’s Community Medical Education Program (CMEP) to train new physicians in central and northeast Wisconsin.

Medical College of Wisconsin unveils “Discovery Curriculum”

Feb.28 - When new medical students enter the Medical College of Wisconsin in August 2012, they will encounter a curriculum which is very different from the educational program currently in place. The Medical College is making major changes to its curriculum, the hallmarks of which will be the earlier integration of patient observation for medical students, a year-long foundational program, and a full year of symptom- and system-based units of education to ensure grounding in the basic sciences.

Medical College to begin development phase for Green Bay, Central Wisconsin Campuses

June 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin’s (MCW) Board of Trustees has authorized MCW’s leadership to enter into the development phase of establishing two community-based medical education campuses in Wisconsin. Sites selected for development are Green Bay and Central Wisconsin with a goal of admitting the first group of medical students to the new campuses as early as the summer of 2015. The Trustees identified milestones that must be achieved before student recruitment will begin on the selected campuses.

Medical College’s new Discovery Curriculum profiled in Health News Digest

February 28 - The Medical College of Wisconsin will offer a new “Discovery Curriculum” beginning in Fall, 2012, the hallmarks of which are earlier integration of patient exposure and active learning, a teaching methodology that encourages small group interactions. Health News Digest

Medical Students Help Train Teens on CPR in New Project ADAM Initiative

June 24 - Fox/Channel 6 reports that MCW medical students from the Urban and Community Health Pathway program and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff are training teens on CPR as part of Project ADAM’s READY (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) Team. Fox 6 Now

New Community-based Medical Education Programs Noted in Article on Physician Shortage

July 17 - The Fond du Lac Reporter and Appleton Post Crescent note MCW’s decision to create new community based medical education programs in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay in an article on Wisconsin’s pending physician shortage. fdlreporter.com

Project ADAM Program Trains Teens in CPR

June 17 - MCW medical students from the Urban and Community Health Pathway program and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff are training teens on CPR as part of Project ADAM’s READY Team. Wisconsin Health News

Project ADAM, R.E.A.D.Y. Team up to Provide CPR Training

June 24 - Project ADAM is launching a new partnership with Bay View Community Center’s R.E.A.D.Y. (Responding to Emergencies and Disasters with Youth) Team to increase the number of bystanders with CPR training. Fox 6

State Building Commission Approves State Financing for MCW Campuses

March 25 - The Wisconsin State Building Commission approved state financing to support MCW’s community based education programs for medical education in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin. BizTimes

Timnit Tekeste, M1 student, wins national geriatrics-research grant

May 23 - Timnit Tekeste, a first-year MCW medical student, has been selected to receive a national Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) grant from the American Federation for Aging Research to perform summer research in geriatrics.

Trustees authorize exploration of statewide community-based medical education program

Feb. 1 - The Medical College of Wisconsin has begun to explore the development of a statewide community-based medical education program to address Wisconsin’s pending physician shortage. The Medical College’s Board of Trustees authorized the College’s administration to conduct feasibility analyses of placing community-based medical school components in one or more regions throughout Wisconsin.

U.S. News Identifies College as One of the Nation’s Least Expensive Private Medical Schools

May 13 - U.S. News & World Report named MCW as one of the nation’s ten least expensive private medical schools for the 2012-13 academic year. U.S. News & World Report

Urban and Community Health Pathway Program Works with Area High School Students

June 3 - MCW’s Urban and Community Health Pathway program is partnering with the Milwaukee Area Health Education Center’s Youth Health Service Corps to identify high school students interested in health careers and assist them in realizing those careers. Wauwatosa Patch

Wausau Leaders Excited about Money Proposed for MCW Campus in Central Wisconsin

Feb. 13 - John Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of MCW, discussed Governor Walker’s proposed budget, which earmarks $7.4 million for MCW community medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay. WAOW TV

Western Wisconsin Academic, Business Leaders Call for Greater Engagement with MCW

May 6 - An opinion editorial in the Chippewa Herald calls for greater engagement between MCW and western Wisconsin colleges and universities to create talent pipeline programs and internship/clinical opportunities. Chippewa Herlad

Women’s History Month 2012 – education mission

Mar. 05 - In honor of Women’s History Month, the Medical College of Wisconsin has created a series of video vignettes and stories that will be posted on InfoScope during the month of March. The vignettes highlight many of our women faculty, staff and students and the contributions they have made. The stories highlight MCW programs that improve women’s health or help women develop as students, physicians, researchers, educators and leaders.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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