See how our pioneering spirit, collaboration, and impactful partnerships helped shape our community and the people we serve.
Wisconsin's first two medical schools are founded.
(A. Hamilton Levings, MD, was a founder of Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and served as its president for 20 years.)
Three women are among the first graduating class of the Marquette University School of Medicine.
Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons merges with Milwaukee Medical College to become Marquette University School of Medicine.
(Louis F. Jermain, MD, first dean of the Marquette University School of Medicine.)
The Marquette University School of Medicine Alumni Association is formed.
The medical school moves to the Harriet L. Cramer Building on the Marquette campus.
The Marquette Medical Review (the nation's first medical student-edited medical journal) is established.
The medical school affiliates with Milwaukee VA Hospital.
A Postgraduate Studies Program (now Continuing Medical Education) is created to provide ongoing education to community physicians.
Vision for an academic medical center becomes a reality
The medical school is separated from Marquette; becomes private, freestanding institution
Renamed as the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
Government and community support for MCW and the academic medical center:
- Heil Commission Report
- Governor's Commission on Medical Education
- Carley Commission Report
MCW relocated to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) campus
The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) is created to oversee hospitals' residency training programs.
Froedtert Hospital opens on the MRMC campus
MCW Research Foundation (now Office of Technology Development) is created to spur technology transfer in Southeastern Wisconsin.
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is relocated to the MRMC campus.
The Alumni Association's name is changed to the Medical College of Wisconsin – Marquette Medical Alumni Association.
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences established
MCW receives transformational Blue Cross and Blue Shield United of Wisconsin conversion funds; Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment is created.
MCW receives NIH award to create the Clinical and Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin.
MCW School of Medicine initiates Discovery Curriculum, creating earlier clinical integration and scholarly pathways.
School of Pharmacy established
MCW receives Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation (one of only four medical schools in US)
New medical school campuses open in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin
First class of Pharmacy students matriculates
$37.8M gift from Kern Family and Kern Family Foundation creates Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education and National Transformation Network.
MCW celebrates 125 years.