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Education

Where curiosity, innovation and collaboration converge to build healthier communities.

Curiosity is a fundamental human trait. But it’s what we do with it that differentiates us. At the Medical College of Wisconsin, we nurture curiosity and embrace the quest for knowledge above all else. Our innovative approach of academic medicine will take you on a journey where you’ll learn the skills to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of medical discovery and patient care.

MCW faculty members are practicing professionals and researchers who share their knowledge with the next generation. It’s how we approach health sciences education, and it’s how we remain a leader in advancing the health of society.

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Medical School

We don’t just train tomorrow’s healthcare professionals, we transform them into active, progressive professionals, poised to make a difference in their communities, and across the world.
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Graduate School

Leaders in science, research and health are given the tools to cultivate their curiosity and continue excelling in their fields here. Do what you do best and explore the unique, specialized learning opportunities available at MCW.
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Pharmacy School

The role of a pharmacist in patient care is an evolving one and our innovative three-year program will prepare you for exactly that.
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Residency & Fellowship Programs

Make a strategic move to become the best, by learning from the best. Choose from more than 140 specialties and subspecialties for advanced medical training at MCW.

A Safe Return to Campus - COVID-19 Guidance

Students are expected to remain off campus unless they are required to be on campus to attend class or other pre-approved activities. We ask that all students adhere to the following requirements when they are on campus:

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General Campus Requirements

  • Symptom monitoring and COVID-19 Daily Screening - Students, faculty and staff must conduct personal monitoring of symptoms and exposure. If a student is experiencing symptoms, they must stay home and not come to campus. All individuals must complete the online screening no earlier than two hours prior to entering any MCW-leased or owned facility. Individuals who forget to complete the screening should complete it as soon as possible.
  • Face Coverings - Face coverings are required to be worn by every person at all times within any common space and in rooms occupied by more than one person. Students are expected to provide their own mask or face covering. Note that faculty must wear a face mask even if a face shield is being used when providing instruction.
  • Physical Distancing - Physical distancing of six feet apart is required in all spaces including hallways, classrooms, conference rooms and public spaces such as the library, lounges, eating areas and exercise facilities.
  • Badge Access - Badge access will be required for all MCW students, staff and faculty to enter MCW buildings.

Plans for Academic Year 2021/2022

Throughout the pandemic, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has been vigilant in helping to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and to support the MCW Family and our local communities. At the start of last academic year, we offered in-person classes when it was safe to do so while following well-validated protocols to ensure the health and safety of our learners, faculty and staff. As we approach the start of the new 2021/2022 academic year, MCW will be offering in-person experiences for learners to ensure an outstanding educational experience.

We are encouraged by the increased accessibility of the COVID-19 vaccine, that greater than 85% of MCW students, faculty and staff are vaccinated and the national reduction in COVID-19-related hospitalizations and deaths. This enormous success related to vaccination rates needs to continue with our incoming students to MCW. We expect that all students who arrive at MCW will be fully vaccinated before the beginning of orientations. Should you have questions about vaccinations or need assistance with ensuring that you receive a COVID vaccine prior to beginning your studies at your respective MCW campus, please consult the following resources:

  • MCW-Milwaukee: Email COVIDVACCINE@Froedtert.com or call Froedtert & MCW Internal Occupational Health at (414) 805-7997.
  • MCW-Green Bay: Vaccines can be obtained through the Prevea Community COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic at UW-Green Bay. Email or call Sunny Debelak, MCW-Green Bay Campus Administrator, at sdebelak@mcw.edu or (920) 403-4502 for further assistance.
  • MCW-Central Wisconsin: Email or call Kelly Mulder, MCW-Central Wisconsin Campus Administrator, at kmulder@mcw.edu or (715) 870-0915.

While MCW continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 across all campuses, we have put into place plans that will expand in-person activities in the next several months, while simultaneously adhering to appropriate protocols and guidelines put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and our own COVID-19 Response Team at MCW. Some of these expanded activities related to education will include more “normal” classroom learning and exam environments. In addition, as we recognize how critical it is to build relationships and friendships to support student wellness, we will follow CDC guidelines so that students who are fully vaccinated may be able to take advantage of outdoor spaces without wearing masks. To build community, we also are evaluating plans for important orientation activities as well as the return of outdoor intramural activities this fall.

Our new semester with enhanced in-person education will start in early July when we welcome first-year students in the School of Pharmacy. Medical students on MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin will follow shortly thereafter, and first-year Medical and Graduate School students will matriculate in Milwaukee in early August.

We are eager to bring our learners and MCW community together. We appreciate the patience and sacrifices that learners, faculty and staff have made in navigating the many challenges we have faced. Updates on decisions and new information for the 2021/2022 academic year will be posted and shared via multiple communication venues as they become available.

COVID-19 Testing and Notification for M1, M2, MSA, Graduate and Pharmacy Students in Didactic Learning at the MCW Milwaukee Campus

Testing is available at no cost for Medical Students (M1, M2) MS-Anesthesia (MSA1, MSA2) Graduate Students, and Pharmacy (P1, P2) students who are in didactic learning or in a laboratory setting and who wish to be tested.

Students who are experiencing symptoms or have been directly exposed to COVID-19 should not come to campus or attend class, and contact their primary care provider or visit a testing site. Students should review the testing process (PDF) for more information.

Three Campuses, One Community of Learning

Discover all that MCW’s thriving, interconnected learning communities have to offer, with three beautiful campus locations in Milwaukee, Central Wisconsin and Green Bay.

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Milwaukee

Milwaukee is a midwestern, metropolitan city bustling with activity in every season.

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Green Bay, Wisc

Green Bay

The magnetism of this multidimensional city is undeniable.

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Central Wisconsin

An area with abundant recreational, cultural and social opportunities.

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Medical School

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Pharmacy School

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