Why Choose MCW-Central Wisconsin
In July 2016, MCW-Central Wisconsin matriculated its first class of medical students at our newest campus in beautiful Central Wisconsin, working in partnership with the best academic and medical facilities in the region. If you love the quality of life that comes with year-round outdoor sports and entertainment, balanced with great schools and quality family life in a mid-size city with top amenities, this campus may be for you.
MCW-Central Wisconsin provides an innovative and focused 3-year curriculum to train primary care physicians (family medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine), and psychiatrists who want to live and work in the region when they complete their medical education. The program is community-focused, involving many community providers and organizations in the outstanding curricular activities for our learners. We do not have research labs and aren’t suited to training students for complex specialties, but we offer small class sizes and the chance to get to know your faculty in the classroom and in the clinical setting. Students work side-by-side with community physicians while on clerkship rotations. By choosing MCW-Central Wisconsin, you can help ensure the sustainability of the healthcare system in our region, eventually taking the place of a retiring physician.
Our program offers contemporary learning technology, state-of-the art classrooms and labs, and the ability to get plenty of one-on-one attention from some of the best physicians in the region to help you learn how to become a world-class doctor and a leader in your community. If this sounds like the place for you, learn more and join us at MCW-Central Wisconsin.
Special Programs at MCW-Central Wisconsin
Creating a Pathway for Rural and Hmong Students at MCW-Central Wisconsin
Through the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment (AHW), the Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin will develop an Advocates in Medicine (AMP) pathway to facilitate easy entry of undergraduates from rural and Hmong backgrounds into the medical degree program in order to develop a future health care workforce that is poised to meet the diverse health care needs of Wisconsin communities.
The 2021 AMP Cohort application is now open.
The selected student will have opportunity to; complete their MCW-CW family medicine rotations at the Residency, participate on the Residency teaching service, be assigned a resident mentor, develop a pre-residency continuity relationship with future patients, and extend their MCW-CW community project into their residency program. The selected student does not have to participate in the NRMP Match program (however the student retains the right to drop out of the exception and go through the competitive multi-residency program interview process by participating in the NRMP residency match).
The application process begins in January and involves a formal interview with the Residency Program after submission of a personal statement and Dean’s letter.
The Aspirus Scholars Program provides scholarships to MCW-CW first or second-year medical students through a competitive application process. The program provides a combination of scholarship and loan forgiveness (in exchange for a service commitment and rewarding career with Aspirus).
The Aspirus Scholars program is designed to help alleviate some of the debt burden many of our medical providers are faced with today.
Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Scholars is a two-year program designed to enhance and broaden a student’s healthcare training. Each year as an AHEC Scholar, you’ll participate in a combination of didactic and community-based experiential training in a Wisconsin rural community and/or with undeserved populations.
Educational and training activities support the following six (6) Core Topics:
- Interprofessional Education
- Behavioral Health Integration
- Social Determinants of Health
- Cultural Competency
- Practice Transformation
- Current and Emerging Health Issue
Residency Match 2020
On March 20, 2020, graduating medical students at MCW-Central Wisconsin found out where they will serve their post-graduate residency training. On "Match Day," a nationally administered computerized system gives the results of matches made between medical students and residency training programs across the country.