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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.

If you are interested in our Master of Science in Anesthesia – Anesthesiologist Assistant Program, you can learn more about our convenient, 28-month program here.

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!

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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 2016/2017 year. Feel free to follow us on Twitter and catch our events at #MCWRecruitment

Location Event Date
Marquette University Pre-Med/Pre-Dent Night 9/19/2016
Xavier University of Louisiana Recruitment Visit 9/20/2016
Beloit College Recruitment Visit and Presentation 9/23/2016
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse Recruitment Visit and Presentation 9/27/2016
Viterbo University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 9/27/2016
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Recruitment Visit- Individual Student Appointments 9/28/2016
Southern Illinois University- MedPrep Program Recruitment Visit- Individual Student Appointments 9/30/2016
University of Wisconsin Madison Graduate School Fair 10/10/2016
Marquette University Biomedical Sciences Fair 10/11/2016
Lawrence University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/12/2016
Carthage College MCW Campus Visit and Admissions Overviews 10/15/2016
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate and Professional School Fair 10/19/2016
University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/20/2016
University of Wisconsin- River Falls Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/24/2016
University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/24/2016
University of Wisconsin- Stout Health Professions Graduate School Fair 10/25/2016
University of Wisconsin- Green Bay Recruitment Visit and Presentation 10/26/2016
Delavan, WI National McNair Student Conference and Graduate Fair 10/28/2016
Mount Mary University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 11/1/2016
University of Wisconsin- Parkside Recruitment Visit and Presentation 11/2/2016
MCW-Milwaukee Fall Expo- Showcasing all MCW Programs 11/5/2016
St Norbert College Recruitment Visit and Presentation 11/7/2016
Edgewood College- Women in Science MCW Campus Visit 11/14/2016
University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point Recruitment Visit and Presentation 11/16/2016
Dominican University Post-Bacc Medical Program Recruitment Visit- Table 11/29/2016
Concordia University of Wisconsin Recruitment Visit and Presentation 11/30/2016
American Association of Medical Colleges Medical School Virtual Fair 2/16/2017
University of Wisconsin- Whitewater Recruitment Visit and Presentation 2/20/2017
University of Illinois at Chicago Recruitment Visit and Presentation 2/23/2017
University of Wisconsin- Platteville Recruitment Visit and Presentation 2/27/2017
Ripon College Recruitment Visit and Presentation 3/2/2017
University of Wisconsin- Green Bay MCW Campus Visit 3/4/2017
Medical Student Honor Society- Alpha Omega Alpha MCW Medical School Open House 3/7/2017
Carroll University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 3/22/2017
University of Minnesota- Twin Cities Health Interprofessional School Fair 3/27/2017
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Recruitment Visit- Individual Student Appointments 3/28/2017
University of Wisconsin- Madison Recruitment Visit and Presentation 3/29/2017
University of Wisconsin- Parkside MCW Milwaukee Campus Visit 4/1/2017
DePaul University Illinois Pre-Health Day Fair and Panel 4/8/2017
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse Prepping for a Health Career Event 4/11/2017
Wisconsin Area Health Education Center (AHEC) Spring AHEC Event 4/13/2017
Johns Hopkins University Health Professions School Recruitment Fair 4/24/2017
Virtual Diversity Fair- Health Professions Virtual Fair 4/25/2017
George Washington University Health Professions Schools Recruitment Fair 4/25/2017
Howard University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 4/26/2017
Georgetown University Recruitment Visit and Presentation 4/26/2017
University of Maryland- College Park Health Professions School Recruitment Fair 4/27/2017

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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  • Visiting student opportunities are only available to medical students on the Milwaukee Campus.

  • Third-year CORE clerkships are not available to visiting students.

  • International students are not eligible to apply for fourth-year electives.

  • We do 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 receiving and processing visiting student applications. For more information on VSAS, please visit their website or contact VSAS at or (202) 478-9878

We will start accepting applications April 2017
  • 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.
  • 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 terminate immediately 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 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 here: 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.


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