Medical College of Wisconsin Medical School Medical School

School of Medicine Discovery Curriculum

Students who entered medical school prior to 2023 will complete their studies under the Discovery Curriculum. A number of current Discovery Curriculum courses have been reimagined and incorporated into the newly launched MCWfusion™ Curriculum, while other courses will sunset when the Discovery Curriculum is officially retired in 2026.

New MCWfusion Curriculum Launched July 2023

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) continues to embrace an innovative approach to academic medicine, wherein all MCW medical school students acquire the necessary skills to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of patient care and medical discovery. To that end, we are pleased to announce that in July 2023 we launched the new MCWfusion Curriculum, which provides medical students with a phased approach to ensure a comprehensive medical education.
Learn more about the MCWfusion Curriculum

Propose a New Course or Pathway

Steps for a new course/pathway proposal
  • Full course/pathway proposal is due to the CEC Chair (guidelines below)
  • Deadline to submit proposals to the CEC is October 1, 2022. 
  • All course/pathway proposals must be approved by the CEC no later than January 1, 2023 in order to be considered for the following academic year.
  • Proposals are welcome for the following courses:
    • M2 
      • Academic Enrichment Elective
    • M3 
      • M3 4-week elective
      • M3 2-week elective
    • M4 
      • M4 elective (all electives are 4 weeks)
      • Core and Non-Core Acting Internships (all AIs are hospital-based)
      • Required Ambulatory Course (required of all students; from any department)
Checklist for submitting

Please direct any questions about the Curriculum Innovation Project to