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Clinical Advising Program

Clinical Advising Program

MCW’s required Clinical Advising Program provides an opportunity for rising Milwaukee M3 students to work closely with a clinical faculty member to individualize their senior schedule, build solid and cohesive ERAS packages for residency programs, and develop a professional identity under the guidance of a faculty role model. In addition to scheduling, Clinical Advisors and their mentees are encouraged to discuss a broad array of topics related to medical student success and specialty preparedness.

A clinical advisor should be prepared to:

  • Assist with M4 curriculum selection, including electives and away rotations, as well as timing for Step 2 CK & CS exams
  • Review CVs and personal statements
  • Help expand students’ professional networks and encourage the development of networking skills
  • Advise on residency programs, assess competitiveness, and guide the application process
  • Write letters of recommendation

Program Timeline

  • Early January: Academic Support introduces the Clinical Advising Program to Milwaukee M3 students
  • Mid-February:
    • M4 Coursework Guide PDF uploaded and available on Academic Support's website
    • Student deadline to electronically submit Clinical Advisor Require and Approval Form
  • March:
    •  Advisor deadline to review, sign and submit the Clinical Advisor Request and Approval Form via email to Academic Support's designated office
    • Students to schedule a meeting with their advisor and complete the Clinical Advisor Policies and Schedule Form
  • April:
    • Student deadline to submit Clinical Advisor Policies and Schedule Form via email to Academic Support's designed office
    • Registration for M4 classes

Forms

Clinical Advisor Request & Approval Form (PDF)
Please download this form and submit your completed form via email to chcrawford@mcw.edu

  • Student: Please complete the student portion and electronically submit by the deadline (to be announced mid-January 2019). Upon submission, Academic Support will forward the form to your requested advisor for completion. You will receive an email confirmation from Academic Support upon advisor approval.
  • Advisor: Please review, electronically sign, and return via email to Academic Support's designated office by the deadline (to be announced mid-January 2019). You will receive an email confirmation from Academic Support. 

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