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Students Learn Life Lessons in Honoring Those Who Give

Sept. 21 - As a new academic year begins, students reflect on the Anatomical Gift Registry Memorial Service and how the lessons learned in Clinical and Human Anatomy go far beyond biology.

Memorial Service Evokes Lessons Learned in Anatomy Lab

Sept. 20 - He wanted to give back to science so they could learn more about the lymphoma he had," a grandmother of one family said through welled-up tears as she recalled her husband of more than 60 years.

Dalums Support Research, Student Experiences

Tom and Maripat Dalum provided funding for medical student Chelsea Kiehl to attend a week at the 2016 Summer Institute for Medical Students program at the Betty Ford Center.

APAMSA: Advocating for Better Health

MCW medical students help address health disparities in Wisconsin's Hmong population.

Kern Institute: Transforming Medical Education

The next milestone in MCW's journey to lead the way in transformational healthcare education is the recent establishment of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute).

A Moment in History: Philanthropy Helps Bring Expanded MCW Library to Medical Center Campus

A snapshot of a moment in the Medical College of Wisconsin's history.

Celebrate MCW’s 2017 Graduates

May 12 - Commencement is a major moment in the academic careers of Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) graduates. Share in the joy of commencement by visiting the MCW Commencement website.

Chelsea Kiehl, SIMS Participant at the Betty Ford Center

Chelsea Kiehl, MCW Class of 2019, the summer 2016 participant in the Summer Institute for Medical Students (SIMS) program at the Betty Ford Center.

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Joins MCW

C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD, joined MCW as chief diversity and inclusion officer in January 2017.

Drs. Dodson, Hunsaker co-author AAMC paper on three-year med school curriculum

Nov. 23 - Lisa Grill Dodson, MD, campus dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin, and Matthew Hunsaker, MD, campus dean for MCW-Green Bay, co-authored a paper published in the most recent Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) journal, Academic Medicine. The paper, posted online Nov. 1, is titled, Three-Year MD Programs: Perspectives from The Consortium of Accelerated Medical Pathway Programs.

Early exposure to research offers professional growth for medical students

Feb. 13 - Second year MCW medical students Peter Regala and John Idso were accepted to present their global health research at the Global Health Conference Midwest (GHCM) regional meeting at Creighton University earlier this month.

Jacob Scott Thurston, M2 student, awarded radiologic sciences grant

Dec. 6 - Jacob Scott Thurston, BS, second-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, has been selected to receive the 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Medical Student Grant to pursue a research project in the radiologic sciences.

Lauren North, M4, receives Best Poster Award at American College of Cardiology Scientific Session

May 15 - Lauren North, fourth-year MCW-Milwaukee medical student, received the Best Poster Award for the research she submitted and presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 66th annual Scientific Session & Expo, held in Washington D.C. The Best Poster Award is given to the highest scoring abstracts presented as flat board posters at the Annual Scientific Session & Expo.

MCW Commencement

MCW's Medical School and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 276 degrees at MCW's annual commencement exercises held on May 19, 2017, in downtown Milwaukee.

MCW Match Day

On March 17, 2017, graduating medical students at MCW found out where they will be serving their post-graduate residency training.

MCW, Kern Institute Featured in Modern Healthcare

July 25 - The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and its President and CEO Dr. John Raymond were featured in a Modern Healthcare article, “Medical schools aim to make curricula mirror the real world,” published online July 24.

MCW-Central Wisconsin Welcomes First Class of Students

The latest milestone in the Medical College of Wisconsin’s years-long journey to expand its medical school into several regions around the state was celebrated on July 5, 2016, when the first class of 26 students at MCW-Central Wisconsin began two days of orientation.

Med student creates documentary to highlight continued need for safety net providers

Oct. 19 - Lindsay Hammons, a fourth-year MCW medical student, drew from her experience working at the Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured to create a documentary film on the continued need for charitable and free clinics and the ongoing gap that remains in the health care system. The film, #TheNeedContinues, was produced in collaboration with the Wisconsin Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (WAFCC).

Medical College of Wisconsin Students Help Prepare High School Students for Futures in Medicine

May 8 - In late March, four first-year medical students from the Medical College of Wisconsin, were able to provide a special experience for young scholars at Ronald Reagan High School, a Milwaukee Public School.

Medical Humanities Lecture on Nov. 17 features author and medical ethicist Dr. Barron Lerner

Nov. 4 - Barron Lerner, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and population health at the New York University School of medicine and author of several books, including, The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics, is the featured speaker at MCW’s 11th annual Medical Humanities Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Memorial Service Evokes Lessons Learned in Anatomy Lab

Students, faculty and members of the MCW community pay tribute to body donors and their families at MCW's Anatomical Gift Registry's Memorial Service in April 2017.

New Faculty Leaders

New Medical College of Wisconsin faculty leaders.

Preparing Students for Medical/Graduate School

In December 2016, MCW hosted more than 150 Milwaukee-area middle and high school students who learned about StEP-UP, a new pipeline program.

Student Summer Research Programs

147 undergraduate students and first-year medical students participated in MCW’s 2016 Medical Student Summer Research Program or Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Summer research programs offer valuable opportunity to med, grad students

Dec. 20 - The question "What did you do on summer vacation?" could generate some very interesting responses if asked of any of the 147 undergraduate students and first-year medical students who participated in MCW's 2016 Medical Student Summer Research Program or Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR).

Thriller at Miller

July 10 - The friendly rivalry between the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Marquette University’s Dental School returns to kick of its second decade at the 11th annual Thriller at Miller on July 15.

Veteran to become a doctor helping fill local physician shortage

April 14 - Christopher Zeman, a first-year medical student at MCW-Central Wisconsin who was recently named an Aspirus Scholar, was featured in a NBC- TV12 in Wausau news story about his journey to medical school.

Visual Learning in Medical School

July 19 - MCW medical student Rushi Patel uses sketching and drawing to learn complex subject matter in medical school.

Warrior Partnership Benefits Veterans, Medical Students Alike

The Warrior Partnership program brings veterans and MCW medical students together for mutual benefit.

Wisconsin medical students fight burnout by encouraging the next generation of doctors

Dec. 16 - Three medical students are working to help combat the fatigue physicians feel throughout their careers, beginning with the next generation of doctors.

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