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Local Class of Medical Students Share Results of 2-Year Community-Focused Projects

A goal of the Medical College of Wisconsin is that all MCW-Central Wisconsin students will be community-engaged physicians, reflecting on the impact that social determinants of health have on their patients’ lives and advocating for the overall health of the communities where they choose to practice.

As such, over the MCW-Central Wisconsin two-year Physician in the Community course, students develop relationships with community members across many professional disciplines and explore local health priorities. Through projects completed in this course, they have identified community needs, collaborated to design appropriate methods, and developed effective presentations to share their findings with the community at the Physician in the Community Student Project Showcase.

Physician in the Community Student Project Showcase | Wednesday, September 18

5:00-6:00 pm – Poster Session
6:00-7:30 pm – Program

UW Center for Civic Engagement
625 Stewart Ave.
Wausau, WI

(Lisa Dodson, MD, is the campus dean for MCW-Central Wisconsin.)

A large part of the MCW-Central Wisconsin mission is to foster community-engaged physicians who will be advocates for the overall health of those around them. The Physician in the Community Student Project Showcase allows these future doctors to share what they’ve learned about the central Wisconsin region, its health needs, and how their projects might improve the area’s collective well-being.

During the lively poster session, 26 students will share the purpose, methods and results of their work with fellow health care providers and the community.

Six individuals and groups will present further details about their projects during the program.

Students and mentors will be available for photos and interviews throughout the evening.

About MCW-Central Wisconsin

MCW-CW is a regional campus that develops community-focused physicians who will meet the healthcare needs of Central Wisconsin and surrounding regions.

In July 2016, MCW-Central Wisconsin matriculated its first class of medical students. MCW-Central Wisconsin offers an innovative and research-backed three-year Discovery curriculum. This curriculum is a calendar-efficient program that allows for graduation one year earlier than traditional programs. This is achieved by reducing the number of electives and the length of the traditional medical school breaks and is appealing if a student prefers to graduate sooner and begin working as a physician sooner.

One of the hallmarks of an MCW education is participating in a Scholarly Pathway, allowing a student to individualize his or her medical education. As an MCW-Central Wisconsin student, the Physician in the Community Pathway will link medical education with the resources and needs of the Central Wisconsin area communities and its partners to promote health in the region.

MCW-Central Wisconsin provides an innovative clerkship model and focused program to train primary care physicians, surgeons and psychiatrists who will live and work in the region when they complete their medical education.

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