The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity
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.
What We Offer
The Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity hosts several programs, events, and resources that support students in their academic and professional journeys in medicine and biomedical science, providing a bridge to the institution and encouraging diversity and inclusion amongst our learners.
OSID Pathway Programs
Our unique Pathway Programs work with students as early as middle school through medical/graduate school and are offered during both the academic year and summer, granting access to many MCW departments and partnerships with organizations in the community.Grow Your Potential
For Prospective Students
OSID is committed to helping students access all of the resources they need to begin a successful educational career in a supportive environment.Learn at MCW
For Current Students
OSID encourages students to get involved in campus programming, events, community outreach, and academic and professional development opportunities.Enhance Your Experience
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
Our ultimate goal is to educate and train the next generation of diverse physicians and equip you with the cultural competence necessary to serve a multicultural society.
Vice President Human Resources
Office of Human Resources and Affirmative Action
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Increasing the demographic diversity of our student population is vital to redressing historical injustices, improving healthcare equity, addressing health disparities, and ensuring quality and equity in scientific research.
OSID in the NewsSee All
Meet Our New Team Members
November 28, 2023
Welcome to our new Office of Educational Improvement team members.
MCWfusion Curriculum Launch Retreat
April 24, 2023
The MCWfusion Curriculum Launch Retreat is scheduled for Monday, June 12, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with an evening celebration reception from 5-6:30 p.m. This is an in-person event being hosted on the Milwaukee Campus. Limited sessions will be available to livestream for those unable to attend in-person.
New Educator Skills Development Calendar
March 15, 2023
We are pleased to announce the launch of a new, interactive calendar for educator skills development at MCW! This calendar is a collaborative effort between the Kern Institute, Medical School, and Office of Educational Improvement and features a comprehensive listing of faculty development sessions...
MCW Student Explores Native American Heritage During Her Path in Medicine
March 9, 2023
Born into a low-resource household, Morgan Lockhart is a descendant of the Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
Stepping Up for Equity in Medicine, One Student at a Time
February 23, 2023
Jean Mallet and the Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity want students to reach their full potential.
Active Learning Clinics
February 21, 2023
The Office of Educational Improvement has partnered with the Kern Institute Faculty Pillar to create a new Active Learning Clinic (ALC). The goal of this clinic is to support educators in implementing active learning into their respective learning environments.
HIPAA Zoom and Brightspace
January 23, 2023
The Ed Tech team has taken some questions on the differences between HIPAA compliant Zoom and the regular Zoom license.
Instructional Design: Creating Effective Learning Experiences
January 11, 2023
One very enjoyable part of being an instructional designer is building relationships and rapport with course directors. Listening to their wants, needs, and pain points of current and future iterations of their course helps in creating a course that supports the learner.
Virtual Reality at MCW: A Bench to Bedside Experience
December 19, 2022
The Office of Educational Improvement (OEI) loves to collaborate with our ambitious and creative MCW faculty. OEI is working to bring virtual reality (VR) to the education mission at MCW.
Interprofessional Education in MCW School of Medicine: Gratitude and Hope for the Future
October 28, 2022
During October and November, MCW students will participate in workshops helping them to hone their skills in the essentials of interprofessional care: communication, values and ethics, professional roles and responsibilities, and teamwork.
From Dreamer to Doctor: Medical Student Awarded Scholarship
September 15, 2022
MCW student with DACA status overcomes challenges to achieve the future his parents wanted for him.
Virtual Reality in Health Sciences Education
April 22, 2022
With the increasing drive to provide clinical learning experiences, and the inherent difficulties in doing so, simulation has gained momentum as a method of delivering experiential learning.
OEI Teaching Toolbox: LCME Spotlight
April 20, 2022
The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including resources to support our medical school’s LCME accreditation.
OEI Teaching Toolbox: The Feedback Loop
March 29, 2022
The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including resources to support the feedback process in education. These resources include peer-reviewed articles related to giving and receiving feedback.
OEI Teaching Toolbox: Competency-Based Medical Education
February 24, 2022
The Office of Educational Improvement’s Teaching Toolbox offers a selection of resources to support our teaching faculty, including resources to support competency-based medical education. These resources are provided to help our educational faculty and staff understand competencies and entrustable...
Helping Local Students on Their Journey to Medical School
February 22, 2022
Student Enrichment Program for Underrepresented Professions (StEP-UP) program began serving students in 2017.
Please reach out with questions about our mission or programs.
Office of Student Inclusion and Diversity
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-0129 (fax)