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Student Inclusion

The Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment is committed to supporting diversity of all types in medical education as well as recruiting and supporting students and residents who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URM).

Our vision is to provide the support and enrichment for every student to become competent physicians delivering culturally compassionate and competent patient-centered care. Learn More
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About Us

Our Vision

Our Vision

Vision Statement

To provide the support and enrichment for every student to become competent physicians delivering culturally compassionate and competent patient-centered care.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Mission Statement

The Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment is committed to supporting diversity of all types in medical education as well as recruiting and supporting students and residents who are Under-Represented in Medicine (URM).

Students who demonstrate experiences in one or more of the following categories will be deemed to contribute to the diversity of MCW student body:

  • Growing up in poverty or in a disadvantaged socioeconomic status
  • Being the first person from one's family to attend college or graduate school
  • Overcoming educational disadvantage (graduating from a high school with little resources or with a high dropout rate)
  • Having a primary language other than English
  • Living in a rural area
  • Overcoming a significant handicap
Meet our Team

Meet our Team

Whether you have a question, need assistance, or you're in town and want to check out our campus, we want you to know that we are here and accessible.
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Achieving Equity through Inclusion

“We students to feel the fullness of themselves and that they’re supposed to be here and they belong, and that they really have a sense of purpose in training here at the Medical College of Wisconsin."
Jean Mallett, Program Manager, Student Enrichment and Inclusion

MCW’s Jean Mallet knows that when there is an increase in the number of underrepresented physicians that are caring for communities, overall health outcomes are stronger. Through pipeline programs like the MCW Student Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Professions (StEP-UP), Mallet provides many underrepresented youths their first exposure to STEM fields like biomedical and health sciences to decrease disparities in these professions.

Pipeline Programs


Academic Year Programs

The Student Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Professions (StEP-UP) at MCW is designed to bring opportunities to middle, high school, and college students in the Milwaukee area who are interested in careers in medicine and the sciences.

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Summer Enrichment Programs

Encouraging people from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in science is a national priority and MCW is committed. Learn more about our summer enrichment programs AIM, ROADS and DSHREP.

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Ways to Engage with Diversity and Inclusion Efforts
From events to recommended readings, there are a number of ways to self-educate and stay informed about diversity and inclusion efforts, race and racism, and other topics that disproportionately affect marginalized communities.

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Student Organizations
Students with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to become active in student organizations and interest groups that reflect cultural, ethnic, religious and gender diversity.

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URM Housestaff
The Underrepresented in Medicine (URM) Committee is committed to promoting diversity at MCWAH and is here as a resource for residents and fellows.

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Financial Assistance
Several major competitive scholarships are available to students who contribute to the diversity of the student body and have outstanding academic credentials. For Wisconsin residents, the Dean's Scholarship reflects the College's commitment to ensure that students from diverse backgrounds have an opportunity to pursue their career goals in medicine. Other scholarships available and open to both Wisconsin and out-of-state residents include the Presidential Scholarship and the Advanced Medical Opportunity Scholarship. In addition to these, the Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation Endowment and the Hearst Foundation Endowment were recently established to provide financial support to deserving students.

Scholarships are also funded through several clinical departments for students from diverse backgrounds who possess outstanding academic credentials. Students who would like to be considered for any of these scholarships should contact the Assistant Dean for Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment. Institutional financial assistance is comprised of need-based scholarships, interest-deferred loans and federal loans (i.e. Stafford loan program). The Financial Aid Office provides assistance to students completing their financial aid application. Application fee waivers for financially disadvantaged applicants are available for those who have received an AMCAS fee waiver. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions as questions or concerns arise. In addition, students do not have to be accepted to begin the financial aid process; however, a clean credit report is required of all students prior to matriculation.
Nondiscrimination Policy
The Medical College of Wisconsin offers all its educational programs and services, including admissions, and all employment opportunities, conditions and benefits, including recruitment, selection, promotion, pay, use of facilities, and retirement, without discrimination, as defined by applicable federal and state laws, executive regulations and orders. MCW is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The Medical College of Wisconsin does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color, disability, marital status, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, arrest record, conviction record, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin or use or nonuse of lawful products off MCW’s premises during nonworking hours in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other College administered programs and activities, but may favor Wisconsin residents in admissions. All communications and questions concerning this policy should be directed to:

Vice President Human Resources
Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-4145
Student Diversity Policy

Contact Us

Thank you for visiting our website. In response to the escalation of COVID-19, our staff is currently working remotely. We are still available to help by email during normal business hours, M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and can arrange virtual alternatives if necessary. Please feel free to reach out via with any questions or concerns.

8701 Watertown Plank Rd.

(414) 955-0129 (fax)

Please feel free to reach out to a member of the Office of Student Inclusion.

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