mcw-central wisconsin students commit to practice locally
May 9, 2018 - With dreams of serving their hometown communities in north central Wisconsin, four Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin students have been named Aspirus Scholars.
mcw-central wisconsin students commit to practice in local communities, earn scholarships from Aspirus Health Foundation
May 2, 2018 - With dreams of serving their hometown communities in north central Wisconsin, four Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin students have been named Aspirus Scholars. The students chosen for this prestigious award commit to future employment at Aspirus in the areas of primary care, psychiatry or general surgery.
new aspirus scholars class wants to tackle rural physician shortage
April 30, 2018 - Growing up in a small town provides unique experiences that kids who grow up in cities don't get. That's why six young adults from small towns in north central Wisconsin pursuing careers in the medical profession will stay here to treat their patients.
medical college of wisconsin-central wisconsin readies newest class of students
March 29, 2018 - The Medical College of Wisconsin Central Wisconsin regional campus is gearing up to accept its third class of students. Staff held a meet-and-greet Thursday night, giving people an opportunity to learn about the school and what it offers.
January 2018 - Britt's first dream come true was raising a family in her hometown. Becoming a doctor so she could serve them both was her second.
September 2017 - Medical students learn anatomy in the MCW cadaver lab. Teresa, an associate professor, uses her art skills to help students put the pieces together when studying the human body.
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wisconsin state assembly recognizes mcw-central wisconsin
June 19, 2017 - The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a joint resolution on Wednesday, June 14, honoring the efforts of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin since its opening in July 2016.
wausau med school's 1st year 'awesome, exhausting'
June 9, 2017 - Student and dean look back and ahead after first year of the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin campus.
On September 23, 2017, MCW-Central Wisconsin students and employees participated in the United Way of Marathon County Community Fest. The can sculpture contest featured donated canned goods to benefit local food pantries. Our "Let Your Light Shine" theme features a lighthouse designed by second-year medical student Patricia Toro Perez and was recognized as the winner for Small Business Partner.
United Way Can Sculpture Content
MCW-Central Wisconsin Physician Shares Hmong Culture with Wausau Community Members
As part of the Medical College of Wisconsin’s - Central Wisconsin’s (MCW-CW) Physician in the Community Pathways course, Dr. Corrie Norrbom, MD and Dr. Amy Prunuske, PhD, Pathways course directors at MCW-Central Wisconsin shared the Hmong culture with a group of community members. On July 20, 2017, they visited the Hmong exhibit at the Wausau Center Hmong Museum and then the Hmong community gardens, sharing a meal with the garden director, the gardeners and their families. Medical students learned about the Hmong culture, common Hmong health practices and beliefs, typical medical concerns and traditional treatments in the Hmong community. They also learned about the benefits of the community gardening program to the Hmong community in the area and sampled some traditional Hmong foods.
The MCW-CW Physician in the Community Pathways course links education with community needs and assets to prepare students to effectively care for their patients, promote community health and reduce health disparities. According to census estimates, Wausau’s Marathon County alone is home to nearly 7,500 Asian residents, the vast majority being Hmong Americans.
On Tuesday, May 2, MCW-Central Wisconsin faculty, staff, students, and community members were celebrated at the first Appreciation and Awards Dinner.
Recognition included student awards and the Dean’s Award given to a community member. Awards were competitive and chosen by a committee of MCW-Central Wisconsin leadership and community members from the Central Wisconsin Regional Advisory Admissions Committee. The scholarship was competitive and chosen by an MCW committee consisting of leadership, admissions, development and financial aid representatives.
Awards and Appreciation Dinner
MCW-Central Wisconsin students unwind with a puppy party after their "ruff" first exam of medical school.