Physician in the Community
Student Project Areas
MCW-Central Wisconsin students participate in the Physician in the Community Scholarly Pathway, linking their medical education with the resources of our clinical partners and the needs of the local community to promote health. Student project areas include:
- Adaptive educational programs
- Community approaches to substance abuse
- Early childhood development
- Health aging
- Legal environment; criminal justice environment
- Life skills and workforce development
- Mental health
- Teen health and communication
- Women's health
- Youth mentoring
The students work with a variety of individuals and organizations in the Central Wisconsin area. Some of our community partners include:
- ACHIEVE Center
- Aging & Disability Resource Center
- Aspirus, Inc.
- Cycling without Age
- D.C. Everest Area & Wausau Public Schools
- Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy
- Healthfirst Network
- LENA start Marathon County
- Marathon County AOD Partnership
- Marathon County Health Department
- Marathon County Social Services
- Northcentral Healthcare
- Physicians and Teens Communicating for Health
- Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service
- The Women’s Community, Inc.
Student Project Showcase
Our goal is that all the students who train on the MCW-Central Wisconsin regional campus will be community-engaged physicians. This means that they will reflect on the impact that the social determinants of health have on their patients’ lives and advocate for the overall health of the communities where they choose to practice. Over the two-year Physician in the Community course, students have forged relationships with community members across many professional disciplines and have explored local health priorities.
Through their projects, the students have identified community needs, collaborated to design appropriate methods, and developed effective presentations.