Medical School

Physician in the Community

Scholarly Pathway

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 projects include areas such as:

  • Early childhood education
  • Youth mentoring
  • Teen homelessness
  • Walking for wellness
  • High school sexual assault prevention
  • Chronic disease in the Hmong community
  • Senior wellness
  • Job opportunities for chronically unemployed
  • Community approaches to substance abuse

The students work with a variety of individuals and organizations in the Central Wisconsin area. Some of our community partners include:

  • Marathon County Child Development Agency
  • Wausau & DC Everest Public Schools
  • Enrich Excel Achieve Learning Academy
  • Greater Wausau Christian Services
  • Good News Project
  • Marathon County AOD Partnership
  • Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy & Service
  • Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Aspirus Inc.
  • Bridge Community Health Clinic
  • Aging & Disability Resource Center
  • The Women’s Community
  • Marshfield Clinic Community Connections Team
  • United Way
  • Marathon County Health Department
  • The Open Door of Marathon County, Inc.
  • The Hannah Center
  • Providers and Teens Communicating for Health (PATCH)
  • From Laos to America Museum
  • City of Wausau
  • North Central Health Care