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Kern Institute

Student-Led Initiatives

The Kern Institute is proud to partner with student leaders and student groups to assist them in conceptualizing and launching initiatives that foster a positive student community at MCW.
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MCW Common Read

Led by Olivia Davies | MD Candidate

The Kern Institute is proud to partner with MCW medical students to unite the MCW community through a common reading experience, building a foundation for the growth of relationships, self and purpose.

This year, it is with great excitement that we announce the selection of Dr. Rana Awdish’s novel, In Shock: My Journey from Death to Recovery and the Redemptive Power of Hope, as our first MCW Common Read.

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Common Read Book Club Poster Presentation

Authors: Olivia Davies, Sehr Khan, Wendy Peltier, Cassie Ferguson, Martin Muntz

In-person book discussions are attended by only a fraction of the community due to distance, scheduling constraints, and competing commitments.

Social media may be powerful tools to augment connection and engagement to support a common goal or new initiative.

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MCW Med Moth

Led by MCW Students Zoe Bartynski, Lauren Curwick, Scott Lamm, and Jessica Sachs

The Kern Institute is excited to partner with MCW medical students to present a live storytelling series inspired by The Moth. MCW students and faculty are invited to share first-hand narratives of their medical school journey without notes, scripts or props to a live audience on Thursday, October 10 from 7-9pm. Please RSVP and plan to join us.

Contact Us

Cassidy Berns

Education Program Coordinator III

(414) 955-4930

Cassie Ferguson, MD

Student-Led Initiatives Director

Kern Institute
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd., Suite M1990
Milwaukee, WI 53226