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
To provide the support and enrichment for every student to become competent physicians delivering culturally compassionate and competent patient-centered care.
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
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.Learn more
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.Learn more
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.
Vice President Human Resources
Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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