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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

MCW - Office of Admissions
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
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Recruitment Visit and Presentation 1/30/18
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)  Medical School Virtual Fair 2/15/18
Indiana University-Bloomington Minority Association of Pre-Med Students (MAPS) Breakfast  2/28/18
Indiana University-Bloomington Health Programs Fair 2/28/18
Carthage College Recruitment Visit and Presentation 3/1/18
MCW-Milwaukee MCW Student National Medical Association (SNMA) URM Pre-Med Conference 3/3/18
MCW-Milwaukee MCW Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Open House 3/6/18
Xavier University Louisiana  Recruitment Visit 3/7/18
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Recruitment Visit- Individual Student Appointments 3/12/18
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Health and Medical School Expo 3/13/18
Hmong College Prep Academy (St. Paul, MN) College Fair 3/15/18
MCW-Milwaukee Pewaukee High School Visit 3/20/18
MCW-Milwaukee Carthage College Tri Beta Campus Visit 3/27/18
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Health Professional School Expo 4/5/18
Mount Mary University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 4/19/18
Marquette University How to Apply to Medical School Presentation 4/25/18
MCW-Milwaukee University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Pre-Med Club Campus Visit 4/27/18
AAMC Group of Student Affairs (GSA) Conference  Medical School Recruitment Fair 4/28/18
Concordia University-Wisconsin Recruitment Visit and Presentation 5/2/18

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

Anesthesiology Assistant Program

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Tomorrow’s Healthcare Starts Here

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) accepts applications through VSAS (Visiting Student Application Service) for senior medical students attending an LCME-accredited medical school or COCA-accredited osteopathic medical school seeking to take an MCW 4-week elective for credit.

Eligibility and application requirements: VSAS Host Institution Information
4-week elective rotations offered: VSAS Elective Catalog

The Office of the Registrar manages the applications and scheduling for visiting senior medical students taking a 4-week elective for credit. We do not manage observerships or any other types of visiting student placement.

The status of your application is communicated through VSAS. Please do not contact our office for application status update. We also ask that you do not contact the departments regarding your application, the Office of the Registrar is responsible for your application and placement.

Office of the Registrar
(414) 955-8733

Visiting Student Resources

Directions & Parking

MCW Maps and Directions


MCW does not provide housing. Other resources:
Airbnb website
Rotation Room website

Public Transportation

Milwaukee county Transit System website

Visit Milwaukee

Visit Milwaukee website

Visiting Student Guide

Visiting Senior Medical Student Guide (PDF)

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