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Information for prospective students


Tomorrow’s Healthcare Starts Here

Thank you for considering MCW for your medical education. We are here to support you every step of the way on your journey to become a physician or anesthesiologist assistant.

MCW offers many program options to help you reach your career aspirations, whether you are determined to become a pediatrician, a surgeon or medical researcher, or if you want to explore several options before committing to your ultimate career path. You can choose a focused program that will enable you to graduate in three years, or a four-year program that allows you to gain experience in more areas of medicine before graduation. You can also choose between a large or small class size, and between an urban campus or a smaller community campus. The choice is yours, but we certainly hope you choose MCW.

Learn more about our convenient, 28-month Master of Science in Anesthesia – Anesthesiologist Assistant Program

Regardless of which program or campus you choose, we trust that you will find our application process to be user-friendly, so, take a look around and get to know us. If you have any questions about how to begin your journey at MCW, we’re here to help!

(414) 955-8246

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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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About MCW

About MCW

Medical School

at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW),

we prepare medical students to become the best physicians of tomorrow with a spirit of continuous learning and the skills to adapt to whatever may come next in medical discoveries and best practices, as well as in the business side of practicing medicine. Tomorrow’s healthcare starts here, at MCW, where the student experience balances the latest technology and team-based learning models with more than a century of rich medical education traditions. An MCW medical education is a life-changing journey for our students, and for the patients whose lives they touch.



MCW is the place where you will learn everything you need to become a successful physician, and will embrace a quest for knowledge as a lifelong journey. It is also the place where you can choose among three campuses, several Scholarly Pathways and two options for the pace of your medical education. This is medical school your way.




The MCW experience is not just about giving you an understanding of how you can contribute to the quality of life of your patients, it’s also about how to make the most of the vital leadership role you will play in your community. Whether that community is in Milwaukee, Green Bay or Central Wisconsin, it’s all about quality of life for you, the future physician, and your neighbors.




As an MCW student, you will learn how to care for the body and soul of patients who are depending upon you to heal their wounds, treat their illness, improve their quality of life, and take away their pain and fears. It’s about treating the whole person, and our alumni are some of the best in the world in achieving that goal.




MCW is the place where you will discover your true calling in life, whether it is in caring for patients, researching ways to eradicate society’s most devastating diseases, or sharing your knowledge with future physicians so they can carry the torch of medicine for the next generation. As an MCW student, you can take pride in the amazing legacy of medical discoveries and innovations achieved by the alumni who have blazed the trail for you.

Recruitment Events

The MCW Medical School recruits the best and brightest students from across the state and nation. Below is a list of the recruitment events during this 2017/2018 year. Feel free to follow us on Twitter and catch our events at #MCWRecruitment.

Location Event Date
National Institutes of Health (NIH) Graduate & Professional School Fair 7/18/17
MCW-Milwaukee American Indian Science Scholars Camp (AISS) 7/26/17
MCW-Milwaukee US Naval Sea Cadet Visit 7/26/17
MCW Master of Medical Physiology Program (MMP) Recruitment Visit and Presentation 9/6/17
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Recruitment Visit- Individual Student Appointments 9/13/17
Loyola University-Master of Medical Sciences (MAMS) Program Recruitment Visit and Presentation 9/20/17
Southern Illinois University- MedPrep Program Recruitment Visit- Individual Student Appointments 9/22/17
Marquette University Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Night 9/25/17
Marquette University- Health Careers Seminar Class Recruitment Visit and Presentation 9/25/17
Delevan-Darien High School Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)
High School Outreach
New Berlin High School Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)
High School Outreach
Beloit Memorial High School Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)
High School Outreach
Arrowhead High School Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)
High School Outreach
Mount Mary University Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)
High School Outreach
Thornberry Creek Golf Course Oneida High School Outreach 9/28/17
MCW-Milwaukee Franklin High School Outreach 10/9/17
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate & Professional School Fair 10/18/17
Franklin High School Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)
High School Outreach
Carthage College Wisconsin Education Fair (WEF)
High School Outreach
Waukesha South High School Waukesha Career and College Fair 10/23/17
Northwestern University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/25/17
University of Wisconsin-Parkside Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/25/17
Marquette University Biomedical Sciences Fair 10/26/17
MCW-Milwaukee MCW Fall Expo 10/28/17
MCW-Milwaukee Edgewood College Gender & the Medical Profession Class Visit 10/30/17
St. Norbert College Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/27/17
Lawrence University Recruitment Visit- Individual Student Appointments 11/7/17
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Recruitment Visit and Presentation 12/4/17

If you want to arrange an individual visit at MCW or want us to visit your college/university, please contact us

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  • Fourth-year electives are available to visiting students only on the Milwaukee Campus.

  • Observerships are coordinated directly through the departments that offer them.  The medical school does not offer observerships.

  • It is not possible to audit courses.

  • ALL fourth-year scheduling is done centrally through the Office of the Registrar. Please do not contact the departments directly for elective information.

2017-2018 Visiting Student Course Catalog

The Medical College of Wisconsin uses the VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) system for processing visiting student applications. For more information on VSAS, please visit their website or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878

For application requirements visit: MCW’s VSAS page.
We will start accepting applications April 3, 2017
  • Visiting students must be in good academic standing at their home institutions.
  • Visiting students must have completed their institution’s core clinical rotations prior to taking fourth-year electives at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
  • Applications will be considered from students if they are from an LCME-accredited medical school or COCA-accredited osteopathic medical school.
  • International students are not eligible to apply for fourth-year electives.
  • All students must have taken and passed the USMLE, Step 1 or COMLEX, Step 1 Examination.
  • Visiting students may enroll for 4, 8, 12, or 16 weeks of electives at MCW or its affiliated institutions.
  • MCW reserves the right to immediately terminate the enrollment of any visiting student who: posts any grade of less than “Pass” in the MCW grading system or violates any MCW policy or procedure regarding misconduct or professional behavior.
  • Any student who has transferred to an LCME or COCA-accredited medical school after being dismissed from the Medical College of Wisconsin or any student who withdrew from the College in poor academic standing, is not eligible to enroll in fourth-year electives as a visiting student.

All Medical College of Wisconsin electives are four-weeks in length. Courses begin on a Monday and end on a Sunday and are only offered for the dates listed below.

July                              July 3 – July 30, 2017
August                         July 31 –August 27, 2017
September                  August 28 –September 24, 2017
October                       September 25– October 22, 2017
November                   October 23 –November 19, 2017
December                   November 20– December 17, 2017
January                        January 8 –February 4, 2018
February                      February 5 –March 4, 2018
March                         March 5 – April 1, 2018
April                            April 2 – April 29, 2018

  • The Medical College of Wisconsin does not provide housing. You can find housing information through Rotating Room

Annual Campus Safety Report

Statement to Prospective Faculty, Staff and Students:

Annual Campus Safety Report

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) prepares and publishes its Annual Campus Safety Report in compliance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, otherwise known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). This report outlines MCW’s security policies and discloses campus crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years.

This report is available to all current and prospective faculty, staff and students. An electronic version of the report can be accessed at this location. A paper copy of this report may be obtained by contacting Medical College of Wisconsin, Public Safety, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226 or by calling (414) 955-8295.


Page Updated 11/09/2017