Welcome to the Medical College of Wisconsin's Scholarly Pathways program!
Scholarly Pathways are a required component of our curriculum for all M1-M2 students and optional in the M3 year, beginning with the Class of 2016. The five Scholarly Pathways allow students to individualize their medical training while exploring a career path of interest. Students work with peers and faculty, building on the foundation of their 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 each student is guided by a faculty advisor and their own individualized learning plan (ILP) to apply the core concepts in a variety of settings. At the end of the M3 year, students must have completed a scholarly project.
Provides students with necessary theory and skills for critical analysis of difficult medical decisions in clinical and research arenas. Students will apply these skills across a spectrum of contemporary biomedical ethical dilemmas, and learn to incorporate bioethics into their medical careers.
Focuses on developing students’ competencies as teachers of fellow students, other health care providers, and their communities. Students will be introduced to evidence-based principles of education while advancing their knowledge about curriculum development, mentoring, learner assessment, and program evaluation.
Provides students with opportunities to increase their understanding of the special healthcare needs of diverse patients in Milwaukee as well as in countries around the globe.
Builds upon the basics to significantly raise the student's performance level in student-selected areas.
Provides progressive opportunities to engage in leading-edge research for students interested in complementing their clinical development with the skills required to become clinician-scientists
Provides students with the core principles and skills necessary to understand and analyze the systems-based aspects of patient care, to actively engage in quality improvement work, and to enhance patient safety with the goal of achieving the best possible health outcomes for patients.
Links education with community needs and assets to prepare students to effectively care for patients in urban communities, promote community health, and reduce health disparities.
Pathways staff are located in the Discovery Curriculum Office (MEB3075).
Coordinator: Meaghan Hayes
Coordinator: Hilary Chavez, MS
Master Clinician &
Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Coordinator: Jen Kraus