Population Health faculty direct two courses in the preclinical years of medical education: Medical Ethics and Palliative Care, and Health Policy. The Medical Ethics and Palliative Care course introduces second-year medical students to the major ethical issues in clinical medicine and end of life care. Health Policy introduces second year medical students to public and community health principles, the organization of the health care system, and other relevant issues such as medical-legal issues. Detailed information regarding medical education at MCW can be found on the Medical School of Wisconsin website.
The Institute for Health and Society offers graduate programs and certificate program enrolling approximately 200 graduate students each year. These programs include:
PhD in Biostatistics
A Doctorate in Biostatistics provides a broad and intensive training in the complex skills of biostatistics. Visit the Biostatistics site for more information or contact Dr. Kwang Woo Ahn, Professor and Biostatistics PhD Program Director, at (414) 955-7387.
PhD in Public & Community Health
The Doctorate in Public and Community Health is designed to transform the research paradigm in public and community health by educating a new generation of innovative researchers. Visit the PhD in Public & Community Health site for more information or contact Renee Hill, Program Manager, at (414) 955-4102.
Master of Arts in Bioethics
The Master of Arts in Bioethics stresses the interplay among the social, legal, bio-technical and ethical aspects of health care. Visit the Bioethics site for more information or contact Kristen Tym, Medical Education Coordinator, at (414) 955-4299.
Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health is a unique distance-education graduate program designed to meet the needs of working health-care professionals or those with a bachelor’s degree, who are interested in public health. Visit the Master of Public Health (MPH) site for more information or contact Laura Conklin, Program Coordinator, at (414) 955-4510.
The Center for the Study of Bioethics offers a four-course Bioethics certificate program co-sponsored by the American Medical Association. Visit the Bioethics site for more information or contact Kristen Tym, Medical Education Coordinator, at (414) 955-4299.
The Medical Humanities Program is dedicated to education in the medical humanities; including literature, medical history, the visual and performing arts and the social sciences to further the goals of medicine, including professionalism, communication, empathy and reflection. Visit the Medical Humanities Program website or more information or contact Dr. Arthur Derse, Professor and Director of the Medical Humanities Program at (414) 955-8498.
The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute (HWLI) is a continuing education and training resource supported jointly by the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH). Funded through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment (affiliated with the Medical College) and the Wisconsin Partnership Fund for a Healthy Future (affiliated with SMPH), the Institute is co-directed by Peter Layde, MD, MSc of the Medical College of Wisconsin and Patrick Remington, MD, MPH of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.
The Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute was created to contribute to the development of a "sufficient and competent workforce," one of the infrastructure priorities of the state health plan, Healthiest Wisconsin 2010. To learn more about our upcoming events and training opportunities click on our major program areas listed below.
- Community Teams Program
- Health Policy Program
- Lifelong Learning and Mentoring Program
Visit the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute website for more information, including our mission, purpose and target audience or contact Kim Contardi at (414) 955-4827.