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College celebrates 120th anniversary

May 21, 2013 College News - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) celebrated its 120th year of medical education on Monday, May 20, with a reception on campus.  The event included a special presentation hosted by T. Michael Bolger, JD, President Emeritus, and a cake cutting ceremony.

The school was founded in 1893 as the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons. On Jan. 14, 1913, the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Milwaukee Medical College merged to become the Marquette University School of Medicine.

The only private medical school in Wisconsin, MCW now graduates 200 new physicians every year.  The biomedical graduate school offers PhD, MA, MS, and MPH degrees, as well as several graduate certificate programs. 

Along with education, MCW’s missions include caring for patients, discovering and translating new medical knowledge, and improving community health.  More than 1,350 physicians and 500 health care practitioners provide care to more than 425,000 patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital and the Zablocki VA Medical Center.

A new web page commemorating MCW’s 120th Anniversary  includes links to a display of milestones in our history and a list of nearly 200 significant research discoveries made by faculty physicians and scientists throughout the years.  These discoveries have saved lives and improved health in our community, in Wisconsin and beyond.  Throughout the year, stories that highlight MCW’s contributions to creating healthier communities will be posted to this special website. 

Scenes from the 120th anniversary celebration


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