Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin's Scholarly Pathways program!
Scholarly Pathways are a required component of our curriculum for all First and Second Year students and is optional in the Third Year, beginning with the Class of 2016. Our Scholarly Pathways allow you to individualize your medical training while exploring a career path of interest that is of interest to you, and of vital importance to the lives of your future patients. You will work with peers and faculty, building on the foundation of your medical school experiences, to pursue an area of common interest in greater depth.
Each of the Pathways features two components: the first is a structured curriculum with a core set of competencies delivered through monthly workshops, or core sessions. The second comprises flexible, experiential non-core activities in which you are guided by a faculty advisor and your own Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) to apply the core concepts in a variety of settings. By the end of your Third Year, you will have completed and presented a scholarly project.
Provides you with the necessary theory and skills to critically analyze difficult medical decisions in both clinical and research arenas, and apply these skills across a spectrum of contemporary biomedical ethical dilemmas to incorporate bioethics into your medical career
CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
Provides you with core research skills in the area of clinical and bench-to-bedside research. This Pathway will support you if you are seeking to pursue research throughout your medical career.
If you’re interested in teaching in medical education, this Pathway focuses on giving you the skills needed to teach in a clinical setting and apply educational principles to your teaching to develop a scholarly product.
If you want to learn more about the special healthcare needs of diverse patients in and from developing countries, along with the challenges of those who work in areas with limited resources, this Pathway is ideal for you.
HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT & POLICY
Enables you to be an active participant in the changes shaping our health care system. You will learn how to serve as a valuable resource for the future of health care through social advocacy, social commitment, management and leadership.
MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR CLINICAL RESEARCH
Provides you with core research skills in the area of basic science at the level of the animal, cells and molecules. This Pathway will support you if you seek to pursue research throughout your medical career.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY
Provides you with core principles and skills necessary to understand and analyze the systems-based aspects of patient care, actively engage in work to improve quality and enhance patient safety while focusing on the goal of achieving the best possible patient health outcomes.
URBAN AND COMMUNITY HEALTH
Prepares you to effectively care for patients in urban communities, promote community health and reduce health disparities.
Physician in the Community Pathway – MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin
As an MCW-Green Bay or MCW-Central Wisconsin student, you’ll participate in our Physician in the Community Pathway, linking your medical education with the resources of our clinical partners and the needs of the Green Bay-area communities to promote health in Northern Wisconsin. This unique MCW experience is designed to cultivate your medical skills and interests, transforming them into a quest for lifelong learning in your practice as a primary care physician, general surgeon or psychiatrist.