The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) welcomed approximately 100 local high school students to its campus for Mini Medical School Day on Friday, Feb. 14.
The goal of MCW’s annual Mini Medical School Day is to expose young students who come from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the healthcare field to the profession. The students participated in hands-on learning activities, including taking vital signs, exploring human brain anatomy, applying slings and understanding dental health and hygiene.
The high school guests also had the opportunity to ask the medical student volunteers questions about their medical school experiences and learn about MCW’s summer programs, how to apply to undergraduate institutions and how to seek mentorship.
About the Medical College of Wisconsin
With a history dating back to 1893, The Medical College of Wisconsin is dedicated to leadership and excellence in education, patient care, research and community engagement. More than 1,200 students are enrolled in MCW’s medical school and graduate school programs in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Central Wisconsin in 2016. MCW’s School of Pharmacy opened in 2017. A major national research center, MCW is the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and second largest in Wisconsin. In FY2016, faculty received more than $184 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Annually, MCW faculty direct or collaborate on more than 3,100 research studies, including clinical trials. Additionally, more than 1,500 physicians provide care in virtually every specialty of medicine for more than 525,000 patients annually.