Medical College of Wisconsin

ADMISSIONS - green bay

 

  • Before You Apply
  • When You Apply
  • When You Are Admitted
  • Before You Arrive

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IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

REGULAR DECISION (ALL CAMPUSES)
First date to submit AMCAS application June 7, 2016
Primary (AMCAS) application deadline* November 1, 2016
Latest MCAT date September 10, 2016
First acceptances released October 15, 2016
Secondary application deadline December 1, 2016
Interviews September – April
New Student Orientation July 2017 (Regional campuses) and August 2017 (Milwaukee campus)
*For optimum consideration, applicants should submit primary application and official transcripts to AMCAS by July 1

 

YOUR ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to apply to MCW, applicants must have earned a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits, including prerequisites, at a regionally accredited college or university located in the United States or Canada. The required credits must be earned prior to matriculation.

The applicant must have taken the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to matriculation. For 2016 entry, the MCAT must have been taken no earlier than the 2013 calendar year.

Applications will be accepted from international students who have completed a minimum of 90 undergraduate credits, including prerequisites, at a regionally accredited college or university located in the United States or Canada. No credit will be given for coursework taken outside the United States or Canada.

MCW – green bay Selection Factors


  • Academic Achievement
  • MCAT scores (taken within 3 years of potential matriculation date)
  • Personal Statement
  • Letters of Recommendation
    • Undergraduate Letters: Committee letter, packet of letters, or 2 separate letters from classroom professors, 1 of whom must have taught biology, chemistry, or physics.
    • Graduate Letters: Students currently or previously enrolled in graduate school are required to submit one letter of recommendation from a professor or thesis advisor. Students recently accepted to graduate school are not required to submit a letter.
    • Optional Letters: Not required. These should also be submitted via AMCAS and be received by MCW before  the application is complete. Generally, an optional letter is personal or professional in nature.
  • Experiences
  • Personal Interview

Application Information

Upcoming Deadlines

November 2, 2015 AMCAS Application - General Pool 
December 1, 2015 MCW On-Line Secondary application must be submitted and all supplemental materials received. Instructions to access the Secondary application will be provided via email upon MCW’s receipt of your AMCAS application.
   

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Eligible Applicants:

Must have earned a minimum of 90 undergraduate graded credits, including prerequisites, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States or Canada. The required minimum credits must be earned prior to matriculation. 

Must have taken the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) no more than three years prior to matriculation.

How To Apply
  • Initiate your application through AMCAS.
  • Primary application deadline is November 1. Secondary application deadline is December 1.
  • You are strongly advised to apply and complete your application early. Applications are reviewed by the Admissions Committee on a rolling basis by date of completion. All required supplemental items must be received by MCW for a submitted application to be consider complete.
  • The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required and must be taken no more than three years prior to matriculation.

Selection Factors

Review of Academic Achievement
  • MCAT Scores
  • Personal Statement from AMCAS Application
  • Academic Letters of Recommendation (Letters are accepted via US Postal Service and electronic providers including AMCAS, VirtualEvals and Interfolio)
  • Experiences
  • Personal Interviews

MCW reserves the right to exclude any applicant for any reason it deems sufficient.

Options

Delayed Admission

Option to defer admission for one year is available to all accepted applicants, provided the applicant has met all stipulations in their acceptance. The applicant must file a formal request to defer by May 31.

Transfer Policy

The Medical College of Wisconsin only accepts transfer students demonstrating hardship into its third-year class from LCME-accredited schools. This is rare as it is contingent on available space.

MCAT

The Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT) exam is required of all applicants and must have been taken within three years of matriculation. For 2016 entry, the MCAT must have been taken no earlier than the 2013 calendar year.

If you have taken the MCAT exam more than once, the Admissions Committee will mix-and-match the two most recent eligible exams to consider the best overall score. Our average incoming student has a 10 in each of the subsections.

The Admissions Committee is still discussing how they will consider scores for the new MCAT exam.

PreRequisites

While it is recommended that all prerequisites be completed prior to taking the MCAT, completion of the prerequisites is not a requirement to have a file reviewed, be interviewed, or receive an offer. Completion of all prerequisites is a requirement for enrollment, and must be fulfilled by June 15th of the matriculation year.

To ensure accurate academic records, all official transcripts must be submitted by June 15th of the matriculation year. Transcripts must come directly from the educational institutions. AMCAS does not forward transcripts to the medical schools.

If you are on the quarter or trimester system, three quarters or trimesters are required.

Biology Chemistry Physics Math English Social Sciences
4 credits Advanced Biology with lab
 
(Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, etc. will satisfy this requirement.)

3 or 4 credits in Biochemistry

(provided the course required both general and organic chemistry as prerequisites)

8 credits
4 credits
 
(statistics is recommended)
3 credits
 
(may use a writing-intensive course to satisfy this requirement.)
3 credits in psychology or sociology
*A course in oral communication (speech, interpersonal communication, etc.) is recommended.
**AP coursework will be accepted for physics and math requirements only. All credits must be taken for a grade.

 

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Primary Application (AMCAS)

The primary application to the Medical College of Wisconsin should be filed via the American Medical College Application Service (AMCAS)


Secondary Application

Secondary applications are by invitation. If you received an email with login credentials, please complete the application.


Forms

Our forms are in PDF format. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view and print the forms.

  • Wisconsin Residency Form If you are a Wisconsin resident or are going to claim residency this form is to be completed and forwarded to the Higher Educational Aids Board in Madison, WI.
  • Dean's Certification If you indicated on the AMCAS or our Secondary Application that an institutional action has been taken against you, this form is to be forwarded to the appropriate office at the institution with an explanation for verification. It will then be sent directly to us. If an action is indicated, this form is required to complete the application.
  • Technical Standards Technical Standards consist of the minimum physical, cognitive and emotional requirements to provide reasonable assurance that candidates or students can complete the entire course of study and participate fully in all aspects of medical training.

Interviewing Information


MCW-Green Bay interviews will be conducted on Thursdays and Fridays, beginning in November and offered only on a pre-arranged schedule of dates.  All invitations will be sent via email and reservations will be booked online. Interviews are only conducted in-person and are not offered via phone or Skype.  For additional information about the Green Bay area and lodging please visit Green Bay Resources.


Sample Interview Schedule
  • Check-In and Welcome
  • Panel Interview with Regional Applicant Advisory Committee and Admissions Committee
  • Campus Information and Curriculum presentation
  • Financial Aid Presentation
  • Tour of MCW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College
  • Meet current MCW-Green Bay students
  • Closing Remarks

 

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CREDIT REPORT

A clean copy of your credit report must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the deadline date provided with your acceptance letter.  You can request your credit report at www.annualcreditreport.com. Enter the state you reside in and you will be informed whether you are eligible to receive a free credit report.

A stipulation of acceptance at the Medical College of Wisconsin obligates an applicant to provide a copy of their credit report (Mandatory Credit Report Policy). Interviewing applicants will be required to sign the  Mandatory Credit Report Signature Form and return it to the Financial Aid Office on the day they interview at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Once accepted, applicants will receive a deadline date.

International students must complete a Certification of Finances form and provide supporting documentation in the amount of $254,000. The Deadline for this form and supporting documentation will depend on the date of acceptance, however, the Office of Admissions will hold the applicant’s decision of acceptance until this form had been received and approved. International applicants who have been accepted in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) are not required to provide a Certification of Finances form since the MSTP program provides students with the full support during the duration of the program. If, for any reason, the international student leaves the MSTP program, the student would then be required to provide a Certification of Finances (amount to be determined). If this documentation is not approved, the student will then be withdrawn from the college.

NO CREDIT HISTORY FORM

This form is required only if you do not have a credit history.

 

Calendars & Schedules

Frequently Asked Questions-Discovery Curriculum

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  How does MCW's curriculum differ from other schools?

The Medical College of Wisconsin is transforming the medical student educational model and curriculum to address the rapidly evolving practice of medicine.  Our goal is to provide a curriculum that provides you, the student, with early clinical experiences and an enhanced foundation of basic and clinical sciences using innovative interactive learning methods.  We offer multiple Scholarly Pathways that allow you to individualize your respective medical school experiences and align them with current or developing areas of interest.  Our curriculum differs from that of other institutions in that ours begins with a foundational year in the basic sciences, combined with introductions to clinical experiences using a variety of methods including classroom, standardized patients and in-clinic experiences.  The second year of our curriculum is comprised of seven integrated system-based units and capped off with an integrated symptom-based unit as the final course before the USMLE Step 1 exam.  Our unique Scholarly Pathways were developed to allow you to pursue an emphasis in your Medical Education; your path is customized to meet your individual interests.

 

  I understand that a new curriculum was introduced in August 2012. Why the change and what is different?

We are committed to providing a curriculum that is responsive to the ever-changing needs of students and the evolving world of medicine, as well as one which helps students become compassionate physicians and innovative leaders.  The Discovery Curriculum’s unique blend of early clinical experiences, coupled with our Scholarly Pathways program, enables you, the student, to customize your learning experiences to support the discovery of your individual path in the field of medicine.


We are responding to the changes that have been occurring in medical education over the last two decades.  Among the drivers for this change were the desire for you to have more clinical experiences and more active learning opportunities, as well as to provide a competency-based medical education program.  Our new curriculum fosters more collaboration among departments, increased opportunities for active learning sessions and more structured and earlier clinical experiences.   It also supports the evolution of teaching basic sciences – from foundations courses through the integration within the organ systems to a review of how you're impacted by the basic sciences learned within the clinics.

  What courses comprise each year of the Medical School curriculum?
  What teaching methods or strategies are used by the Medical College faculty?

The Medical College of Wisconsin currently uses a five-point grading system utilizing designations of Honors, High Pass, Pass, Low Pass and Fail.  We do not calculate a cumulative grade point average.  The grade of Incomplete is used only when a student has not been able to complete the course requirements within the time allotted for the course as a result of an acute or unexpected circumstance beyond the student's control. “Fully satisfactory academic performance" means that the student has earned a grade of at least Pass in any course or clerkship.  A grade of Low Pass is not considered to be a fully satisfactory performance.  Any grade less than Pass will be reviewed by the Academic Standing Committee.

  How will an early clinical experience make me a better doctor?

Caring for patients is a privilege that requires physicians to master many roles, thus ensuring a strong physician/patient relationship.  The goal of an early clinical experience is to enable you to connect basic science with clinical patient experiences, allowing you to benefit from the hands-on application of clinical skills while simultaneously learning and applying basic science knowledge.  It also provides time for the practice of discrete parts of the physical exam – progressing to history-taking, physical diagnosis and oral presentation.

  What opportunities are available for me to individualize my medical school experience?

The Medical College has created numerous Scholarly Pathways that provide you with the opportunity to develop skills and become exposed to many of the different elements of medicine while concurrently enabling you to concentrate on individualized areas of interest.  We also offer additional electives for further customization of the curriculum in the M4 year.

  What sort of faculty development will be offered to ensure faculty stay current with teaching methods?

Faculty Development is an important hallmark of the Medical College of Wisconsin, as reflected in a separate faculty-led Faculty Development Work Group. This entity meets on a regular basis to address faculty needs ranging from technology use to instructional methods and delivery within the curriculum.  Our Medical College staff includes educational specialists and instructional technologists who provide education and assistance to faculty on an as-needed basis.

  How does the new curriculum differ from the pilot curriculum?

The pilot curriculum was structured as an Organ System approach for the first two years of the curriculum to allow students to learn anatomy and physiology within each organ system.  The new Discovery Curriculum will begin in the M1 year in August, 2012, utilizing a course-based approach, enabling you to learn anatomy and physiology in a sequential manner.  The second year will revisit the organ system while also building on a simple-to-complex method of learning along with an early clinical experience.

  Will there be any changes to the building to accommodate the new active learning?

On January 27, the Medical College Board of Trustees approved a plan to undertake a $23 million facilities renovation and technology upgrade to support our education mission.  We expect that approximately 2/3 of the costs will be earmarked for facilities renovations and 1/3 for technology upgrades.  We are creating an Active Learning classroom, modernizing and completely remodeling the Human Anatomy space, constructing additional study spaces and improving small group spaces.  Study, Lounge and Collaboration spaces are being enhanced to provide you with additional areas for studying, relaxing and collaborating with colleagues.

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Student 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 at-risk and struggling students with review of material and application of information. Tutors are MCW medical students in the M2, M3 and hired as staff members. Tutors work closely with Course Directors and faculty members to provide at-risk and struggling students with 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 a third year student serving as their mentor. Students in these groups 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.

  Career Day

The AMA-MSS offers Career Day to you in the spring semester of your M1 and M2 year. Faculty and staff from MCW’s residency programs are invited to share information and insight on specific specialties, such as work environment, clinical responsibilities, lifestyle, training, and applying to residency programs.

  Residency Day

Sponsored by AMA-MSS and occurring in the spring semester, this event is a more in-depth view of the residency application process. Faculty and staff from MCW programs are present and share information and insight regarding the application process as well as specialty-specific information.

  Residency Fair

This AMA-MSS sponsored event is offered in the fall, and is an opportunity for you to meet representatives from residency programs.

  SOAP Program Coordinator

SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program) process 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®).

  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.

Student Housing

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  Before You Start Looking

Before you start looking, there are several sources of information to investigate before you hit the road.

  • The largest listing of vacancies appears in the Sunday morning edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. You may contact them online at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online.
  • Craig's List is another popular source, It can be easily searched for by price or by number of bedrooms or by just putting in MCW or Medical College of Wisconsin.  It can be accessed at http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/apa/.
  • Apartmentlist.com is a wonderful free resource.  The website pulls from over 100 different listing sources.
  • There is a Housing Listings Binder which contains listings of available apartments and listings of medical students looking for roommates. This book is located in the Office of Student Affairs (third floor) during working hours and at the Security Desk (first floor) on week-ends from June-Mid August. Be aware that sometimes it is difficult and therefore frustrating to reach the landlord or person advertising the residence. MANY phone calls may be necessary.
  • Many grocery and convenience stores carry neighborhood newspapers that may have local rental listings. Most of them also carry Start Renting magazine which also lists local apartments. This magazine, which contains a general map of the area  is also available on the Internet:  http://www.startrenting.com.
  • MCW has bulletin boards (located in the cafeteria) which list vacant apartments, homes for sale or students looking for roommates.
  • Students may also access the housing site utilized by incoming residents at http://www.kburnett.com.
  • Some apartments are advertised only by a FOR RENT sign in the window or in front of the building. Spend some time driving or walking through an area in which you are interested in living and look for vacancy signs.
  • You may wish to contact a rental agency, but only if you are unable to locate an apartment through the sources listed above. The majority of agencies charge a non-refundable fee ranging from $35-$50. Before visiting agencies, call and request information regarding specific services provided and fees. Your local library should have a Milwaukee Yellow Pages in the reference section if you are interested in an agency or you can check the yellow pages on-line.
  • Students interested in buying a home may want to visit realtor home pages such as http://www.homeownersconcept.com.

2014 Housing Contacts

 

Name

Location

Email Address

Jacob Ristow

West Allis jristow@mcw.edu
Spencer Greaves Milwaukee sgreaves@mcw.edu
Anupriya Dayal Milwaukee/Wauwatosa adayal@mcw.edu
Mohit Patel Wilshire Manor Apartments patelm@mcw.edu
Jay Luthar

Wauwatosa

jluthar@mcw.edu

 

  Finances

Before you begin your search, it will be necessary for you to decide how much you can afford to pay.

Finances 

Before you begin your search, it will be necessary for you to decide how much you can afford to pay.

Once you have arrived at an amount, don't change it. Nice places have a way of tempting you to live on money you don't have. If you are on financial aid, the allotted dollar amount is $700/month for living expenses for the academic year. Review the Financial Aid budget website for more information. If you share an apartment, you can borrow less money and have less debt at graduation or you can have money for other things. Check the housing survey for current rental estimates.

When you agree to rent an apartment, you will probably be required to pay a security deposit. It will usually be equal to one month's rent. The deposit is kept by the landlord to protect him/her from any damage you may cause while living there. When you move out, your landlord is obligated to return the deposit within 21 days, minus any funds withheld to repair damages. If the landlord does withhold funds, he or she is required to give you an itemized list of the damages and the amount withheld. To protect yourself from damages for which you are not responsible, ask for an inventory and assessment list. Check the apartment carefully before renting it. 

 

   Housing Survey (PDF)

Medical student housing survey. Everything you need to know!

   Roommate Questionnaire (PDF)

If you are looking for a roommate, complete the questionnaire. It's a PDF.

   Roommates

MCW keeps a roommate registry from June 1 through the month of August for incoming freshmen students.

A can provide companionship and a study partner as well as a way to help reduce expenses. MCW keeps a roommate registry from June 1 through the month of August for incoming freshmen students. Included in this publication is a Roommate Questionnaire (PDF). Please fill out the form completely and mail or fax it back to our office at (414) 955-0120. Upon receipt you will receive access to the scanned Questionnaire on Desire2Learn (D2L).  In addition, this form will be kept in the Housing Listing Binder. On the questionnaire, there is a section explaining the Roommate List (RL). This list generally contains first year medical students looking for roommates. It may also list the names of incoming graduate students. We do not select, match or contact the participants on the RL. You must make all contacts and arrangements yourself. Remember to not only consider personalities and lifestyles but also the legal and financial obligations of joint tenancy. Each co-tenant is by law liable for all money owed to the landlord. For example, if your roommate does not pay his/her share of the rent or damages the apartment, you too are responsible.

   When To Look

Begin your housing search as soon as possible. Come to Milwaukee and start getting familiar with the city.

Begin your housing search as soon as possible. Come to Milwaukee and start getting familiar with the city. Ideally, try to visit the Milwaukee area no later than July so that you can sign a lease to begin August 1. August 1 leases will be on the market the first full week of June. You want to be settled in your apartment by the time Orientation starts. If you need a place to stay while you are conducting your housing search, please consult the Lodging and Housing Guide published by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The following week-ends will be 'extra busy' in the Milwaukee area. You may need to adjust your schedule if hotels are full: June 26 to June 30 and July 2-7, Summerfest; August 1 - August 11, Wisconsin State Fair.

Class of 2018 Orientation Materials

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  Required Technology
  Health Requirements
  Financial Aid
  Miscellaneous Files (Adobe PDFs)

SEE THE SECTIONS BELOW

Student Academic Support ServiceS

Open AllClose All
   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 at-risk and struggling students with review of material and application of information. Tutors are MCW medical students in the M2, M3 and hired as staff members. Tutors work closely with Course Directors and faculty members to provide at-risk and struggling students with 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 a third year student serving as their mentor. Students in these groups 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.

  Career Day

The AMA-MSS offers Career Day to you in the spring semester of your M1 and M2 year. Faculty and staff from MCW’s residency programs are invited to share information and insight on specific specialties, such as work environment, clinical responsibilities, lifestyle, training, and applying to residency programs.

  Residency Day

Sponsored by AMA-MSS and occurring in the spring semester, this event is a more in-depth view of the residency application process. Faculty and staff from MCW programs are present and share information and insight regarding the application process as well as specialty-specific information.

  Residency Fair

This AMA-MSS sponsored event is offered in the fall, and is an opportunity for you to meet representatives from residency programs.

  SOAP Program Coordinator

SOAP (Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program) process 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®).

  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.

Student Housing

Open AllClose All
  Before You Start Looking

Before you start looking, there are several sources of information to investigate before you hit the road.

  • The largest listing of vacancies appears in the Sunday morning edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. You may contact them online at Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online.
  • Craig's List is another popular source, It can be easily searched for by price or by number of bedrooms or by just putting in MCW or Medical College of Wisconsin.  It can be accessed at http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/apa/.
  • Apartmentlist.com is a wonderful free resource.  The website pulls from over 100 different listing sources.
  • There is a Housing Listings Binder which contains listings of available apartments and listings of medical students looking for roommates. This book is located in the Office of Student Affairs (third floor) during working hours and at the Security Desk (first floor) on week-ends from June-Mid August. Be aware that sometimes it is difficult and therefore frustrating to reach the landlord or person advertising the residence. MANY phone calls may be necessary.
  • Many grocery and convenience stores carry neighborhood newspapers that may have local rental listings. Most of them also carry Start Renting magazine which also lists local apartments. This magazine, which contains a general map of the area  is also available on the Internet:  http://www.startrenting.com.
  • MCW has bulletin boards (located in the cafeteria) which list vacant apartments, homes for sale or students looking for roommates.
  • Students may also access the housing site utilized by incoming residents at http://www.kburnett.com.
  • Some apartments are advertised only by a FOR RENT sign in the window or in front of the building. Spend some time driving or walking through an area in which you are interested in living and look for vacancy signs.
  • You may wish to contact a rental agency, but only if you are unable to locate an apartment through the sources listed above. The majority of agencies charge a non-refundable fee ranging from $35-$50. Before visiting agencies, call and request information regarding specific services provided and fees. Your local library should have a Milwaukee Yellow Pages in the reference section if you are interested in an agency or you can check the yellow pages on-line.
  • Students interested in buying a home may want to visit realtor home pages such as http://www.homeownersconcept.com.

2014 Housing Contacts

 

Name

Location

Email Address

Jacob Ristow

West Allis jristow@mcw.edu
Spencer Greaves Milwaukee sgreaves@mcw.edu
Anupriya Dayal Milwaukee/Wauwatosa adayal@mcw.edu
Mohit Patel Wilshire Manor Apartments patelm@mcw.edu
Jay Luthar

Wauwatosa

jluthar@mcw.edu

 

  Finances

Before you begin your search, it will be necessary for you to decide how much you can afford to pay.

Finances 

Before you begin your search, it will be necessary for you to decide how much you can afford to pay.

Once you have arrived at an amount, don't change it. Nice places have a way of tempting you to live on money you don't have. If you are on financial aid, the allotted dollar amount is $700/month for living expenses for the academic year. Review the Financial Aid budget website for more information. If you share an apartment, you can borrow less money and have less debt at graduation or you can have money for other things. Check the housing survey for current rental estimates.

When you agree to rent an apartment, you will probably be required to pay a security deposit. It will usually be equal to one month's rent. The deposit is kept by the landlord to protect him/her from any damage you may cause while living there. When you move out, your landlord is obligated to return the deposit within 21 days, minus any funds withheld to repair damages. If the landlord does withhold funds, he or she is required to give you an itemized list of the damages and the amount withheld. To protect yourself from damages for which you are not responsible, ask for an inventory and assessment list. Check the apartment carefully before renting it. 

 

   Housing Survey (PDF)

Medical student housing survey. Everything you need to know!

   Roommate Questionnaire (PDF)

If you are looking for a roommate, complete the questionnaire. It's a PDF.

   Roommates

MCW keeps a roommate registry from June 1 through the month of August for incoming freshmen students.

A can provide companionship and a study partner as well as a way to help reduce expenses. MCW keeps a roommate registry from June 1 through the month of August for incoming freshmen students. Included in this publication is a Roommate Questionnaire (PDF). Please fill out the form completely and mail or fax it back to our office at (414) 955-0120. Upon receipt you will receive access to the scanned Questionnaire on Desire2Learn (D2L).  In addition, this form will be kept in the Housing Listing Binder. On the questionnaire, there is a section explaining the Roommate List (RL). This list generally contains first year medical students looking for roommates. It may also list the names of incoming graduate students. We do not select, match or contact the participants on the RL. You must make all contacts and arrangements yourself. Remember to not only consider personalities and lifestyles but also the legal and financial obligations of joint tenancy. Each co-tenant is by law liable for all money owed to the landlord. For example, if your roommate does not pay his/her share of the rent or damages the apartment, you too are responsible.

   When To Look

Begin your housing search as soon as possible. Come to Milwaukee and start getting familiar with the city.

Begin your housing search as soon as possible. Come to Milwaukee and start getting familiar with the city. Ideally, try to visit the Milwaukee area no later than July so that you can sign a lease to begin August 1. August 1 leases will be on the market the first full week of June. You want to be settled in your apartment by the time Orientation starts. If you need a place to stay while you are conducting your housing search, please consult the Lodging and Housing Guide published by the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The following week-ends will be 'extra busy' in the Milwaukee area. You may need to adjust your schedule if hotels are full: June 26 to June 30 and July 2-7, Summerfest; August 1 - August 11, Wisconsin State Fair.

Class of 2018 Orientation Materials

Open AllClose All
  Required Technology
  Health Requirements
  Financial Aid
  Miscellaneous Files (Adobe PDFs)

 

 

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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

 


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