Summer Clerkships Engage Students in Community and Provide Real World Experience for MCW-Central Wisconsin Students

Milwaukee, June 12, 2017 - For the first time, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin medical students will participate in summer clerkships. The medical clerkships, or rotations, offer students opportunities to engage with the members of the community, gain experience through different medical specialties and treat patients under the supervision of physicians.

Typically, in a traditional four-year curriculum, medical students don’t participate in clerkships until their final years of study. As part of the three-year curriculum for MCW-Central Wisconsin, however, the medical students will do their initial clerkship this summer. These clerkships will continue next summer and through much of their third year at MCW-CW. While they have been performing clinical work throughout their first year, the summer clerkship is more advanced.

Below is a list of clerkship sites and names of student participants.

Eau Claire Family Medicine: Ryan Huynh

Mayo Clinic: John Frawley (Chippewa Falls), Alexandra Huml (Menomonie), Jennifer Kaiser (Bloomer) and Shelly Raabe (Osseo/Mondovi)

Aspirus Wausau: Britt DeRuyter, Connor Harmann, Melanie O’Connor and Chris Zeman,

Ascension Weston: Camilla Dornfeld, Shelley Gabel, Kyle Olson, Marni Sarazen

Ascension Stevens Point: Gina Groshek, Andrew Guo, Courtney Schwebach

Ascension North (Woodruff, Rhinelander, Tomahawk): Forrest Ericksen, Neal Smith

Aspirus Wisconsin Rapids: Brenden Herrod, Matt Novitch, Alex Shulman

Aspirus Antigo: Seth Heithaus, Patricia Toro-Perez

Central Wisconsin, MCW’s newest campus, first enrolled medical students in July 2016. Its innovative program was developed to train primary care physicians, surgeons and psychiatrists, who upon completing their medical education will continue to live and work in the region.