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  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Allopathic Medical School
  • Milwaukee, WI
Individual Feedback 5 10 Responses
The Basics

Overall, how satisfied are you with this program?

Response Avg # Responders
6.90 10

0 = Terrible, 10 = World Class

What do you like most?

"Course directors are extremely supportive, as is most of administration. There are lots of people to help you if you seek it out. Early clinical exposure. Tons of opportunities for shadowing and research." | Report Response

"MCW gives students lots of independent time for studying or using your time as you see fit." | Report Response

"The students are generally nice, Midwest people with a variety of life experiences and ages." | Report Response

"Study spots, and location" | Report Response

"The students and the collaborative, friendly environment" | Report Response

"Large classes, so a lot of opportunities. Children's Hospital is amazing. Milwaukee is a nice place to live, and lower cost of living. Lot of opportunities for residencies." | Report Response

"Facilities, Hospital is excellent. Childrens Hospital is new and amazing, ranked #3 in nation. All facilities are connected." | Report Response

"Professors are very approachable. Tightly-knit community - everyone in our class hangs out. Lots of opportunity for time with clinical mentors. Great place for people interested in research." | Report Response

"Very friendly cooperative environment Lots of great classmates Great location (4 seasons, clean area, great eats and entertainment)" | Report Response

"The atmosphere" | Report Response

What do you like least?

"With the new curriculum I think this will be addressed, but pre-clinical coursework, in my experience, was left far too much to be what the instructor thinks is important, rather than USMLE." | Report Response

"MCW offers poor clinic training and unorganized preclinical courses. They are mostly concerned with testing, not teaching. So most of your learning will have to be independent." | Report Response

"I would not regard this as a "student friendly" administration. I have either experienced personally or are aware of the most authoritarian, irrationally strict enforcement of various institutional rules that have been incredibly frustrating over the years." | Report Response

"The price" | Report Response

"Poor name recognition, like the above poster said. The curriculum is undergoing change, which eventually will be a good thing." | Report Response

"Honestly, the lack of name recognition. People outside of milwaukee think you are going to like ITT tech or something, they have no idea. I wish they would reconnect with Marquette to change the name back to Marquette SOM" | Report Response

"High tuition. Clinical summer externship opportunities are limited. The new Dean's vision for the curriculum seems scattered." | Report Response

"(sorry - nothing)" | Report Response

"The tuition cost" | Report Response

The Details

Does the student body seem cooperative or competitive?

Response Avg # Responders
6.63 8

0 = Competitive, 10 = Cooperative

Does the environment seem supportive for underrepresented minorities?

Response Avg # Responders
6.63 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for lesbian/gay/bisexual/transsexual students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.00 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for married students?

Response Avg # Responders
8.00 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for students with disabilities?

Response Avg # Responders
7.50 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Does the environment seem supportive for older/non-traditional students?

Response Avg # Responders
7.13 8

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

Do you/did you feel well prepared for your board exams?

Response Avg # Responders
2.00 1

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

How approachable are faculty members?

Response Avg # Responders
7.33 9

0 = Not at all, 10 = Very

What are the facilities and clinics like (old/new, well maintained, etc.)?

No responses

How do students from this program do after graduation - are they adequately prepared for practice?

"Fair" | Report Response

"People who succeed in med school here get whatever specialty they want." | Report Response

"do well, both in the midwest and on the coasts, and most ppl match in their top 3, everyone coming from MCW has the opportunity to do anything they want for residency as long as they put the work in the rest will take care of itself" | Report Response

"Very well, in my opinion" | Report Response

"Well" | Report Response

How do students from this program do in the Match?

No responses

Any other information you want to share?

"LOTS of legacy admits and an overwhelming amount of admits are the children of MCW physicians/surgeons. In general, most students have at least one doctor parent. Many many students have parents who went here, and quite a few people in administration also have kids going here... They advertise it at the white coat ceremony too. I feel very unsupported and unwelcome as a first-gen student here. All first-gen programming is geared toward students who have parents who went to college, just not med school. If you are in the minority of being a true first-gen student, you will be forgotten about and treated as less than. MCW does not do a great job at recognizing intersectionality and recruiting physicians from less prestigious and privileged backgrounds." | Report Response

"Highly underrated, great experience!" | Report Response

"Great Facilities, large academic hospital. Good place to go. First 2 years are pretty disorganized though, with a lot of really bad profs. That may be universal though. I hear the 3rd and 4th year are great" | Report Response

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