About the Organization
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), established in 1893, is a private, national, freestanding institution and has operated as such since 1967. MCW has more than 14,000 alumni and more than 1,270 students currently enrolled in educational programs, including 820 medical students and more than 450 graduate students, and is the 11th larges medical school in the United States. MCW faculty supervise approximately 650 physicians in residency Training and 240 in fellowship training through the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. Approximately 200 scientists are engaged in postdoctoral research fellowship training through the office of Postdoctoral Education. MCW provides continuing medical education to more than 40,000 health professional registrants per year.
Approximately 1,500 physicians, 500 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care practitioners care for more than 525,000 patients of all ages annually at Froedtert Hospital, Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin, Zablocki VA Medical Center and many other hospitals and clinics in Eastern and Central Wisconsin.
About the Community
Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline, Milwaukee, Wisconsin is one of Americas great cities, combining a dynamic urban community with a rich cultural heritage with access to parks, rivers, and other outdoor recreation. Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin and the 23rd largest city in the United States. It is home to corporate headquarters for industry leaders including Northwestern Mutual, Johnson Controls, Manpower, Harley Davidson, and others. Milwaukee is a popular venue for sailing, windsurfing, kite- surfing, ethnic dining, and cultural festivals; the city is recognized for its museums, fine dining and hotels, professional sports, gardens and parks, and Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens. Milwaukee also boasts a vibrant cultural life; it has an opera, a ballet, a symphony and live theatre with a range of performances from Broadway musicals, Shakespeare and the classics to smaller, regional productions. Milwaukee has one of the highest per capita student populations in North America. The population of the City of Milwaukee is approximately 600,000 and approximately 1.8 million people live in the metropolitan area.