Why MCW?

MCW is a private, free-standing educational and research institution located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin close to Lake Michigan. (Sorry, we don't have a football team; that's the University of Wisconsin-Madison.)

Approximately 200 postdoctoral fellows are currently doing their research training at MCW. The Scientist has consistently ranked MCW in the top twenty institutions to conduct research as a postdoctoral fellow, with strengths residing in training, mentoring, and career development opportunities. Additionally, The Scientist placed MCW among the top ten medical schools and universities for postdoctoral training.

Specifically, the Office of Postdoctoral Education is committed to assisting fellows strengthen and address areas in career development by offering the highly successful seminar series Spotlight on Science, purchasing a core collection of resources on the topic of career planning for the library, and providing useful and accessible information on this website.

The highly valued Postdoctoral Advisory Committee developed the following "Top Ten Reasons to do a Postdoctoral Fellowship at MCW":

  1. Great research on a Great Lake
  2. Recreational, cultural, and social opportunities in Milwaukee
  3. Reasonable cost of living
  4. High quality of research in a close-knit community
  5. Friendliness and accessibility of researchers facilitates collaboration
  6. Excellent extramural funding (top third of medical schools receiving NIH funding)
  7. Mentors who care
  8. Diverse mix of nationalities and backgrounds
  9. Active postdoctoral office
  10. Warm welcome at a luncheon with senior postdocs