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8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
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Medical College of Wisconsin

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Introduction

The Medical College of Wisconsin, originally part of Marquette University, was founded in the 1890s. It is the educational division of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, which also contains 6 other health care institutions. The college relocated its educational facilitiesin1978,fromdowntownMilwaukeetotheMedical Center campus in the west suburban section of the city.

Academics

4-year semitraditional. First and second years: Basic medical sciences, in addition to a new course that provides first- and second-year students with integrated early generalist experiences, the foundation skills and attitudes of professional development, and knowledge in the following disciplines: human behavior, bioethics and care of the terminally ill, information management, physical diagnosis, and health care systems. Third and fourth years: This time is devoted to rotating clerkships inmajorandsomeminorspecialties.Sixmonthsofelectives, including study at another school, are offered during senior year. This school offers a five-year program and an Extended Curriculum Option for students needing more time to complete the requirement for the MD degree. In the five-year program, the standard firstyear coursework is expanded over a 2-year interval. In the Extended Curriculum Option the choice is given to expand the first or the second year. The third clinical clerkship year and fourth elective course year must be completed over the usual time. Full tuition and fees are charged during the first four years of the program and reduced tuition and fees are charged in the fifth year. The Extended Curriculum Option was designed for students who wish to expand either of the first 2 years for nonacademic reasons. This may include a commitment to an ongoing research project or to help meet the demands of family life. Special permission needs to be granted in order to participate in either of these programs.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Unique Programs

Minority admissions: The school encourages students belonging to underrepresented groups to apply. The

Admissions

Required courses include the basic premedical science courses plus a 1-year course in English and in algebra (if not taken in high school). Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their college record and MCAT scores, as well as subjective elements such as their recommendations and interview and a personal statement. The latter is given considerable weight. A significant number of nonresidents are accepted. Transfer: May be considered based on space availability. applicant’s credentials, evaluates motivation and cultural and educational background. The Office of AcademicAffairs/Diversity offers various programs to assist such students. Other degree programs: The school has combined MD-PhD programs in the basic medical sciences, including biophysics. MS programs in biostatistics and epidemiology, as well as an MA in bioethics are also offered.

Students

A 5.0 grading system (Honors/High Pass/Pass/Low Pass/Fail) is used. Students must take Step 1 of the USMLE and record a passing total score for promotion to the fourth year. Step 2 must be taken and a score reported. Teaching: Clinical instruction takes place at 4 major hospitals: Froedtert Hospital, VA Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Psychiatric Hospital. Library: A comprehensive medical library is available for student and staff use. Housing: On-campus housing is not offered.

Student Enrollment Demographics

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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.08
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft N/A N/A
Arrest 1 0.08

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,727 0.46
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 85 0.01
Forcible Rape 194 0.03
Robbery 2,963 0.50
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 6,669 1.12
Larceny 18,890 3.16
Vehicle theft 4,538 0.76

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population18,835 (18,835 urban / N/A rural)
Households8,358 (2.15 people per house)
Median Household Income$53,048
Families4,786 (2.88 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Special Focus Institutions — Medical schools and medical centers
UndergraduateN/A
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationN/A
EnrollmentExclusively graduate/professional
Size & SettingN/A

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemOther academic year
Years of college work required4
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District5505

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Tuition $30,000 $30,000 $30,000
FT Graduate Required Fees $150 $150 $150
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $1,250 $1,250 $1,250
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family N/A N/A N/A

Student Tuition Costs for Professional Fields

  In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Medical Degree — Tuition $49,100 $49,100
Medical Degree — Required Fees $230 $230

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C) N/A(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board N/A(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open AdmissionsN/A
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 4 3 1 1 50 59
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 1 2 3
Bioethics/Medical Ethics 1 12 13
Bioinformatics 1 2 3
Biophysics
Biostatistics 1 1
Cell Biology and Anatomy
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 11 12
Medical Informatics 1 3 4
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology, Other
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Physiology, General
Public Health, General 2 1 20 23

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of FT Faculty N/A (N/A male / N/A female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,755
FT Faculty Ratio N/A
Total Benefits $7,862,000

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