Alex Nielsen, MD
PGY-II Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
Why I chose MCW: I went to medical school at MCW and was familiar with the program before I rotated. I felt the medical school developed strong students and found the same to be true for the orthopedic residents. I was impressed by the capabilities of the seniors when I rotated. Ultimately, it is the people at MCW that make this program stand out.
What MCW has to offer a candidate? MCW offers well-rounded training and really focuses on developing us as surgeons in all aspects without sacrificing quality of life. The program is also incredibly responsive to resident needs.
What I like about living in Milwaukee: Milwaukee offers the pros of a major city without the cons. Any activity you're interested in can usually be found within a 20 minute drive. There are many seasonal activities and plenty of outdoor areas to explore. The food in Milwaukee is also a huge plus with a wide variety of restaurants.