Carolyn Meinerz, MD
PGY-III Orthopaedic Resident
Undergraduate: Marquette University
Why I chose MCW: I chose MCW for the well-rounded and robust operative experience and my fellow co-residents. During my sub-internship as a fourth year medical student I was able to spend time with some of the fourth and fifth residents and was very impressed with their autonomy in the operating room as well as their passion for teaching junior residents and medical students. Residents get ample exposure to a wide variety of cases and are challenged clinically and in the operating room by faculty. The senior residents take pride in both didactic and skill based teaching and this culture has continued throughout the residency program. Outside of work there is always a fun activity (boating on the lake, beer gardens, hiking) going on, which makes the stress of residency a lot easier.
What MCW has to offer a candidate: I think that MCW offers a solid foundation for operative and clinical skills that make our residents confident and capable surgeons at the end of their five years. With academic and community opportunities, each resident is able to tailor their own experience to best train them for whatever practice or fellowship awaits them in life after residency.
What I like about living in Milwaukee: I live downtown in the Third Ward with my husband (Mike) and our dog (Cooper). The drive to the hospital from downtown is quick and easy. We love living by the lake and near all the bars/restaurants and festivals. The cost of living is very reasonable and affords you to be able to enjoy the city you live and work in.
Honors and Awards
2019 - 2020 Research Project: Dynamic Assessment following TAA
Faculty: Brian Law, MD
2020 Research Project: Contralateral SI joint stability after unilateral transiliac-transsacral screw fixation
Faculty: Chad Beck, MD