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Medical College of Wisconsin

Medical School

Mailing Address
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53226
(414) 955-8246
Email address
School Information
"Throughout our history, the pioneering students, faculty, scientists and physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin have spearheaded groundbreaking research, and helped MCW grow into a major national research center, and the largest private research institution in Wisconsin." "The Milwaukee Regional Medical Center is the main campus of the Medical College of Wisconsin." As of 2023, the college has a total of 1,615 students within the medical, graduate, and pharmacy schools. (Source: "The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditors of degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the United States. MCW's Medical School, Graduate School, Pharmacy School and any future degree-granting schools are covered institutionally under HLC accreditation. HLC accreditation is necessary to demonstrate that MCW functions in accordance with all Department of Education requirements." (Source:

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Admissions Policies
  • The Office of Student Inclusion and Academic Enrichment at MCW is "committed to supporting diversity of all types in medical education as well as recruiting and supporting students and residents who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URM)."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The college's "Coalition Builders Team" regularly offers the "National Coalition Building Institute's (NCBI) award-winning Welcoming Diversity Workshop" which has trained over 1,500 college employees and students.
Program and Research Funding
  • The College's Institute for Health and Equity is "focused on researching the root causes of health disparities in our communities, and advancing the best practices to foster health equity throughout the world."
  • On February 27. 2023, the college announced its Cancer Center's "new 2-year training program to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in cancer research." The program "aims to develop a diverse cancer research workforce – one with the potential to impact cancer disparities in eastern Wisconsin."
  • The school's Diversity and Inclusion Action Committee (DIAC) "engages in thoughtful discussions to propose initiatives and develop comprehensive strategies to facilitate equal opportunity and diversity in MCW’s educational, clinical and research programs and in our internal and external communities."
  • The school's Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides resources to "help you develop a contemporary understanding of race and racism, and cultivate a racial equity lens to improve future engagement."
  • The college's Department of Student and Resident Behavioral Health issued the following statement on racism: "Racism demeans all of us. Working together we all can build a more inclusive and equitable place to learn here at MCW. Our country’s reckoning with hundreds of years of racial injustice as well as painful images of brutality and hate negatively impact our wellbeing."
  • The Underrepresented in Medicine Committee is "committed to promoting diversity at MCWAH and is here as a resource for residents and fellows."
  • MCW's Department of Neurology published its 2020-2022 "Diversity, Inclusion and Wellness Report," which states "Since the establishment of the Diversity, Inclusion & Wellness (DIW) Committee, the Department of Neurology has been making strides in the education, communication, and implementation of diversity work."
Last updated June 30th, 2023
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