MCW-Central Wisconsin Curriculum Schedule and Course Descriptions
M3 Summer/Fall Courses
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
Central Wisconsin Integrated Clerkships (CWIC) in the MCW-Central Wisconsin Discovery Curriculum make your experience unique from our other campuses. You will learn all eight clerkship specialties concurrently participating in different specialties on different days of the week. Flex time in your weekly schedules allows you to arrange your schedule to follow an individual patient through his/her treatment plan or to see a case that will complete a required experience off of your patient encounter log.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
The CPD course is the continuation of the early clinical coursework to ensure your continued competency progression in the clinical setting. This course assigns one clinical faculty director to a cohort of students. The CPD director monitors and measures your performance and competencies based on your cumulative performance in the required components. You'll work one-on-one with your CPD director to manage an Individualized Learning Plan.
M3 Spring Course Descriptions
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships
Longitudinal integrated clerkships in the MCW-Central Wisconsin Discovery curriculum make your experience unique from our other campuses. You will learn all eight clerkship specialties concurrently participating in different specialties on different days of the week. Flex time in your weekly schedules allows you to arrange your schedule to follow an individual patient through his/her treatment plan or to see a case that will complete a required experience off of your patient encounter log.
Foundations of Human Behavior
Foundations of Human Behavior provides students with a knowledgebase in normal human psychological development and behavior across the life cycle, the role of interpersonal relationships within family and other groups, and psychological adaptation to illness.
Bench to Bedside
Bench to Bedside course is dedicated to learning activities meant to supplement direct patient care experiences. Topics include multidisciplinary (basic science and clinical faculty) case conferences, the “abnormal” physical exam with basic science and clinical correlations, medical ethics and palliative care, health systems and policy and evidence-based medicine.
Clinical Apprenticeship provides an early clinical experience along with Bench to Bedside. Each student is assigned to a clinic each week for a half-day, during which the provision of patient care is explored under the supervision of faculty members. Students interact with a clinical preceptor to develop specific core skills attainable during their clinical experiences.
Symptoms unit integrates basic science courses, history and physical findings, knowledge of clinical correlations and understanding of demographic and psychological factors influencing patient presentation and treatment, through a clinical symptom-based process. You'll bring together what you have learned about normal and abnormal gross and cellular structure, biochemistry, physiology, neoplasia and the role of microorganisms in each of the organ-based units. You'll then apply this knowledge in patients presenting with a particular symptom.
Electives - M3 and M4
The Medical College of Wisconsin offers more than 200 electives in 20 different departments. You may select from any specialty or subspecialty ranging from advanced gross anatomy to neurosurgery along with multiple research electives and away rotations. Over the third and fourth year you'll take 22 weeks of electives. Depending on your preferences and scheduling, year three is 2-10 weeks of electives and year four is 12-20 weeks of electives.