Medical School
Medical School Bulletin

Medical School Academic Bulletin

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is dedicated to the development of the next generation of outstanding physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals. We are committed to supporting our students with state-of-the-art educational programs and facilities, and expert faculty to guide our students in mastering the science and practice of medicine and the highest professional and ethical principles.

Our Medical School in Milwaukee and regional campuses in Green Bay and Central Wisconsin provide an innovative, rigorous and immersive curriculum that prepares our graduates with a deep understanding of the healthcare needs in their communities.

MCW-Milwaukee offers a four-year curriculum with opportunities to explore a wide variety of Scholarly Pathways that focus on community health, cellular and molecular research, bioethics and more. In addition, MCW-Milwaukee offers a 28-month Master of Science in Anesthesia degree program, where students learn through classroom, simulated learning and clinical experiences taught by leading physician anesthesiologists in diverse settings.

MCW-Green Bay and MCW-Central Wisconsin provide a calendar efficient three-year curriculum with an emphasis for students interested in pursuing primary care, general surgery or psychiatry. Students live and learn immersed in the communities where they are likely to practice.

MCW medical students learn from faculty who are among the top physicians and scientists in the country. Significant research opportunities abound for our medical students. Our faculty have pioneered hundreds of medical “firsts” that have benefited patients. MCW faculty conduct nationally recognized, interdisciplinary research aimed at accelerating advances to patient care. Research strengths include cancer, cardiovascular, genomics, proteomics, stem cell biology, neurosciences, traumatic brain injury and imaging, infectious diseases and immunology, and community and population health.

At MCW, your medical education is at the core of everything we do. Faculty and staff are dedicated to helping you discover your potential and true calling in medicine – whether you want to focus on patient care, research or medical education.

We welcome you in beginning the journey of discovery and training at our nationally recognized and distinguished Medical College of Wisconsin.

John R. Raymond, Sr., MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Professor of Medicine

Joseph E. Kerschner, MD
Dean of the School of Medicine
Provost and Executive Vice President

About MCW

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Three campuses, one community of learning.

MCW offers medical education in thriving, interconnected learning communities. Regardless of your choice, you'll have easy access to your fellow students, nationally-recognized faculty and the best medical education resources.

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Curriculum & Graduation Requirements

MCW’s curriculum is a dynamic model that features multifaceted learning modalities – including classroom experiences led by nationally-recognized faculty, clinical experiences guided by expert mentors, peer-based small group interactions and opportunities for individualized career pursuits. It reflects the collaborative and enthusiastic development effort of basic scientists, clinicians, students and staff members to create an innovative curriculum that is geared toward producing exceptional and compassionate physicians prepared to practice medicine in the 21st century. It encourages students to think and act like physicians from “day one.”

Curriculum details, global competencies, and graduation requirements are outlined in the Medical Student Handbook. See the Student Handbooks, Bulletins and Policies section below for links.

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MCW offers many program options to help you reach your career aspirations, whether you are determined to become a pediatrician, a surgeon or medical researcher, or if you want to explore several options before committing to your ultimate career path.

MCW Medical School admissions information

Tuition & Fees

The Financial Aid Office administers MCW’s financial aid programs and is committed to helping students better understand the financial aid process and financial decisions vital to reach their educational, career, and personal goals.

Medical School tuition and financial aid information

Student Handbooks, Bulletins and Policies

The Medical School Handbook contains information, policies, and procedures specific to students enrolled in the Doctor of Medicine program:

It is to be used in conjunction with the MCW All Student Bulletin (PDF) which includes information, policies, and procedures that pertain to all students.