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Student Affairs

Student Affairs

Student & Academic Support Services

Welcome

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”

(William Osler)

Student Academic Support Services

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Student Affairs

Request an Appointment with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs

To request a meeting with Dr. Tsao, please complete the form below. Based on your availability and Dr. Tsao's prior engagements, you will receive a calendar invite indicating the date and time of your meeting.

Jury Duty Excuse Requests

If you have received a jury duty summons and will be unable to fulfill that duty due to your academic and/or clinical schedule, please drop off your jury duty summons letter at the Office of Student Affairs, or scan the summons (all pages, both sides) and email it to bbrennan@mcw.edu. The Office of Student Affairs will contact the applicable jury duty management office to request your jury duty be postponed until after you graduate.

Letter of Recommendation Requests

Need a letter of recommendation from the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for a scholarship, research program, etc.? Please send your request NO LATER than two weeks before the deadline.

Please email your request with the following information to bbrennan@mcw.edu:

  • Your current CV (also make sure your activities transcript is up to date)
  • A link to the program you are applying to
  • 3-4 points you would really like highlighted in the letter
  • Clear instructions on where the letter should be sent, how it is to be submitted, etc.
  • The deadline date and time for submission

SOAP Program Coordinator

The SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program) was developed by the AAMC and NRMP in consultation with student affairs deans, residency program directors, resident physicians, and medical students. Using technology created and executed by the AAMC IT staff, SOAP allows unmatched students to learn the locations of unfilled positions and apply for them through the AAMC’s Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®).

Student Affairs Contact Information

Carol Ping Tsao, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
For appointments, contact Brigid Brennan

Brigid Brennan, Senior Administrative Assistant
Student Affairs, MEB Building, Suite M3125
Phone (414) 955-8256
bbrennan@mcw.edu
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F

Student Support Services

Student Support Services assists students with a variety of activities ranging from student organizations to social events to personal concerns.  The office also publishes a student directory and helps senior students with the production of their yearbook.

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Welcome to Student Support Services!  We provide a host of personal and professional development opportunities and services from Orientation through Commencement.

Prospective Students

Student Support Services is your best source for housing and M-1 Orientation information and resources.

Enrolled Students

MCW has hundreds of different ways for you to develop the personal, professional and leadership skills you will need to become a well-rounded physician:

Student Assembly (SA):  The first thing you will notice about MCW is that students are actively involved in campus decision making. SA provides a forum that enables all students to express individual and/or collective concerns on any matter and seek a resolution that is equitable and in the best interest of the student body as a whole. SA offers both elected and volunteer service opportunities.  

Faculty Council Standing Committees and Executive Committees:  If interested, you may also run to serve on a variety of faculty and staff committees ranging from Admissions and Curriculum to Food Service and the Bookstore.

Student Organizations and Interest Groups:  You will have over 50 student organizations to choose from ranging from professional national groups such as AMA-MSS and AMSA to campus initiated groups such as the A Cappella Choir and a host of intramural teams.  These organizations sponsor many activities, including the Black Bag Ball, Variety Fest, social events and intramural sports including volleyball, football, soccer and basketball. There are also career-oriented programs and community service projects.  This is where you will make lifelong friendships.

Student life is not always a bowl of cherries: You will have to deal with a few pits along the way. We are there for that, too.  The Student Support Services Office provides support and guidance for a host of personal and academic issues that can arise during medical school.  Sometimes you may just want to vent. Other times you might seek advice on which actions to take. We are happy to share our extensive knowledge and expertise with you to assist you in examining all of your options.

We look forward to making sure that student life at MCW is vibrant and ever changing to meet the needs of MCW students. Please let us know how we can help you enjoy and improve the quality of your experience at MCW.

Student Support Services Contact Information

Sue A. Haldemann, PhD
Coordinator for Student Support Services, Academic Affairs
(414) 955-8361
shaldema@mcw.edu
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F

Academic Support Services

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  Medical Student Learning Specialist

Students are provided with learning style assessments, workshops, learning strategies, studying and testing resources, as well as referrals. Students are supported in identifying and resolving academic issues, personal concerns, and issues that may be affecting academic performance.

   Tutorial Program:

An outstanding tutoring program in the basic science years is provided to assist you with review of material and application of information. Tutors are M2 or M3 MCW medical students who work closely with Course Directors and faculty members to provide accurate and relevant information. Group sessions are held on a weekly basis throughout the school year.

  USMLE Board Preparation

To help you prepare for Step 1 of the USMLE, Academic Support Services hosts three programs. The Step 1 Board Prep Program invites M2s to form small groups with an M3 student serving as their mentor. In these groups you complete readings, answer board review style questions, and share knowledge under the guidance of an M3 mentor. OSR Representatives present Step 1 information at three lunchtime engagements to the M2 class including: personal experiences with the exam, ways to prepare and study, and class survey results from years past. Additionally, Student Academic Support Services offers a spring-time series of in-depth, small-group sessions called USMLE Step 1 Workshop Series that involve: implementing and tailoring individual study plans, study strategies, long & short-term planning, test day overview, library and commercial materials, resources and technology, and board prep schedule construction.

  AAMC Careers in Medicine® Liaison

It is a career planning program designed to help you choose a medical specialty and select and apply to residency programs. Developed and sponsored by the AAMC, the program consists of an extensive website, printed student manuals, workshops and presentations. This four-phase process guides you through the elements of career planning, including self-understanding, exploring of medical careers, and choosing a specialty to meet career objectives.

  Clinical Advisor Program:

The program guides and supports you through the selection process of a well-rounded Clinical Advisor. Advisors assist with curriculum selection, review of CVs and personal statements, assistance in networking, and writing letters of recommendation. You are encouraged to connect with many faculty members to seek advice and guidance, but you are required to have an ‘official’ clinical advisor.

Academic Support Services

Contact Information

Jennifer Janowitz, MS
Academic Affairs, Room 3236
(414) 955-8583 | (414) 456-6506 (fax)
jjanowitz@mcw.edu
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F

One on One Tutoring Session Request

Academic Support Services

Contact Information

Jennifer Janowitz, MS
Academic Affairs, Room 3236
(414) 955-8583 | (414) 456-6506 (fax)
jjanowitz@mcw.edu
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F

Important Links

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Student Wellness

Student health

We want you to maintain a healthy lifestyle during your learning experience here at MCW.

Wellness

Student Affairs Contact Information

Carol Ping Tsao, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
For appointments, contact Brigid Brennan

Brigid Brennan, Senior Administrative Assistant
Student Affairs, MEB Building, Suite M3125
Phone (414) 955-8256
bbrennan@mcw.edu
Office Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m., M-F
Page Updated 05/30/2017