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Prospective Students

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Dear Prospective Student,

On behalf of the Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment, it is my privilege to welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in the Medical College of Wisconsin. We understand that selecting the right medical school can be a very daunting task. We hope that your time spent on our website will aid you in your fact-finding mission.

As the Associate Dean of Student Affairs/Diversity, I am passionate about education and my work allows me the opportunity to couple that passion with my personal conviction of supporting those students who are underrepresented in medicine with the opportunity to realize their dreams as a physician. MCW provides a supportive environment in which students are mentored and challenged during their pursuit of their medicine degree. Our office is here to help ensure your successful growth and development.

Our ultimate goal is to educate and train the next generation of diverse physicians and equip you with the cultural competence necessary to serve a multicultural society.

I invite you to discover more about our campus and consider applying. Should you have any questions, please send your inquiries to:


Dawn Bragg, PhD
Associate Dean of Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment
Measurement and Evaluation
Professor of Pediatrics-Medical Education

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Vision Statement:

To provide the support and enrichment for every student to become competent physicians delivering culturally compassionate and competent patient-centered care.

Mission Statement:

The Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment is committed to supporting diversity of all types in medical education as well as recruiting and supporting students and residents who are Under-Represented in Medicine (URM).

Students who demonstrate experiences in one or more of the following categories will be deemed to contribute to the diversity of MCW student body:

  • Growing up in poverty or in a disadvantaged socioeconomic status
  • Being the first person from one's family to attend college or graduate school
  • Overcoming educational disadvantage (graduating from a high school with little resources or with a high dropout rate)
  • Having a primary language other than English
  • Living in a rural area
  • Overcoming a significant handicap
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  Financial Assistance

Several major competitive scholarships are available to students who contribute to the diversity of the student body and have outstanding academic credentials. For Wisconsin residents, the Dean's Scholarship reflects the College's commitment to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds have an opportunity to pursue their career goals in medicine. Other scholarships available and open to both Wisconsin and out-of-state residents include the Presidential Scholarship and the Advanced Medical Opportunity Scholarship. In addition to these, the Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation Endowment and the Hearst Foundation Endowment were recently established to provide financial support to deserving students.


Scholarships are also funded through several clinical departments for students from diverse backgrounds who possess outstanding academic credentials. Students who would like to be considered for any of these scholarships should contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs/Diversity. Institutional financial assistance is comprised of need-based scholarships, interest-deferred loans and federal loans (i.e. Stafford loan program). The Office of Student Financial Services provides assistance to students completing their financial aid application. Application fee waivers for financially disadvantaged applicants are available for those who have received an AMCAS fee waiver. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions as questions or concerns arise. In addition, students do not have to be accepted to begin the financial aid process; however, a clean credit report is required of all students prior to matriculation.

  Non-Discrimination Policy:

The Medical College of Wisconsin offers all its educational programs and services, including admissions, and all employment opportunities, conditions and benefits, including recruitment, selection, promotion, pay, use of facilities, and retirement, without discrimination, as defined by applicable federal and state laws, executive regulations and orders. MCW is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The Medical College of Wisconsin does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin or use or nonuse of lawful products off MCW’s premises during nonworking hours in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other College administered programs and activities, but may favor Wisconsin residents in admissions. All communications and questions concerning this policy should be directed to:

Vice President Human Resources
Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
(414) 955-4145

  Medical College of Wisconsin: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy for Recruitment and Outreach Activities For Medical, Graduate, Pharmacy and Other Health Professional Students

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Staff and Contact Information

Thank you for visiting our website. Whether you have a question, need assistance, or you're in town and want to check out our campus, we want you to know that we are here and accessible.

Please feel free to reach out to a member of the Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment Team:

Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment​
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-0129 (fax)

Dawn S. Bragg, PhD

Dawn S. Bragg, PhD
Associate Dean of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment
Measurement and Evaluation
Professor of Pediatrics-Medical Education
(414) 955-8734

Jean Mallett

Jean Mallett, MBA
Program Manager for Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment
(414) 955-8734

Yvette Williams

Yvette Williams
Senior Administrative Assistant
(414) 955-8734

Molly Falk-Steinmetz

Molly Falk-Steinmetz, MS
Education Program Coordinator II
Academic Support Services
(414) 955-8731

Crytal Jushka

Crystal L. Jushka, MEd
Undergraduate Outreach Coordinator
(414) 955-8734


Adrienne German

Adrienne German
High School Outreach Coordinator
(414) 955-8734



Page Updated 11/27/2017