MCW Office of Community Engagement
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Community Engagement Conference
Annual conference putting focus on community-relevant topics while bringing together academic and community partnersLearn more
Community Engagement Resources
Explore community engagement educational materials, models, definitions and online resourcesLearn more
Community Engagement Poster Session
Annual poster session featuring community engagement work by MCW students, staff, faculty, and academic and community collaboratorsLearn more
President's Community Engagement Award
Recognizes the exemplary community-academic partnership, community-engaged research or community outreach activities of faculty, staff, students and/or community partners of MCWlearn more
Community Engagement Recognition
As a leader in community engagement, the Medical College of Wisconsin has received the following recognition in relation to its community engagement programs and initiatives.
Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
In 2015, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, which works to develop networks of ideas and institutions to advance teaching and learning, awarded the Community Engagement Classification to the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in recognition of MCW’s community engagement practices. The Carnegie Community Engagement Classification designation for MCW is an honor and a monumental achievement, as it recognizes the innumerable exemplary campus-wide programs and initiatives that are focused on excellence in community engagement and on serving the needs of our communities. MCW is now one of four medical schools nationwide who have received this honor.
Learn more about the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Richard Guarasci Award for Institutional Transformation
The Richard Guarasci Award for Institutional Transformation recognizes institutions that have successfully implemented institution-wide efforts to address issues of public concern by aligning teaching, research, practice, and values in service of the common good. Recipients are institutions that have undertaken comprehensive efforts to advance the values articulated in Campus Compact’s 30th Anniversary Action Statement of Presidents and Chancellors. As a national leader in community engagement, the Medical College of Wisconsin was recognized for this award in 2020 for integrating engagement into research, education, and clinical care with the goal of advancing health policy and advocacy and addressing the social determinants of health. Through initiatives like the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program and its extended community-engaged research, the Medical College of Wisconsin demonstrates a deep strategic commitment to community, embracing its responsibility as a place-based institution to address diverse health needs throughout Wisconsin.
Learn more about the Campus Compact Awards for Institutional Transformation
Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement
The Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement is presented annually to a U.S. AAMC-member medical school or teaching hospital with a long-standing, major institutional commitment to partnering with the community it serves to identify and address community needs. MCW was recognized as a top institution in Community Engagement and Community Service as a Finalist for the Spencer Foreman Award (each year there are two Finalists recognized along with the recipient). This award is one of the most prestigious given by the AAMC and MCW is the only medical school to have been recognized among the top three institutions for the award more than once in the past 11 years; MCW was the recipient of the Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Engagement in 2005.
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