Aurora BayCare Medical Center withdraws from participation in MCW – Green Bay
Leaders from Aurora BayCare Medical Center (ABMC) in Green Bay informed MCW’s leaders that ABMC will not be a major clinical teaching site for the new MCW - Green Bay medical education program. ABMC attributed its decision to logistical difficulties in integrating the medical student rotations for MCW – Green Bay’s three-year curriculum, and UW School of Medicine and Public Health’s four-year curriculum. ABMC has been a major clinical training site for the UW medical education program for nearly a decade.
John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of MCW, said, “We are disappointed that Aurora BayCare Medical Center has determined that it is unable to participate in the community-wide launch of MCW – Green Bay in the summer of 2015. We are heartened, however, that Bellin Health, Prevea Health, the Hospital Sisters Health System, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs have reconfirmed their commitment to provide clinical training for our medical students.”
Dr. Raymond further stated, “We thank Drs. Richard Ludgin and Paul Summerside of ABMC for their dedicated work and insightful contributions to our Community Advisory Board. We admire ABMC’s commitment to medical education, and appreciate the high level of care that they provide to the community. We hope to continue to explore opportunities to collaborate.”
Aurora BayCare’s decision will not affect matriculation of medical students in Green Bay for 2015. The admissions team at MCW already has received 1,200 applications for the initial 20-25 MCW – Green Bay slots.