Progress update: December 2013
A snapshot of recent accomplishments in the development of regional medical education campuses in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay.
Community partner update
> A development proposal titled Community Information System: Linking Data to Improve Health representing several Green Bay area partners was funded for $200,000 over 2 years through the Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program, part of MCW’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin endowment. The proposal was one of nine to receive funding after a rigorous selection process. Read more about the goals and objectives of the grant in the project overview.
Faculty Development Work Group
> Worked with MCW leaders to change Faculty Council rules to ensure faculty from the Green Bay campus and Central Wisconsin campus can participate in key Faculty Council committees, including the Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Admissions Committee and Academic Standing Committee.
Student Development, Recruitment and Admissions Work Group
> Led a discussion at the Green Bay Community Advisory Board (CAB) meeting Nov. 19 regarding MCW’s plans to engage community partners in the admissions and interview processes.
> Conducted a teleconference with Green Bay CAB members to compile a list of desirable regional campus applicant traits and characteristics. A similar brainstorming session was held at the Dec. 17 Central Wisconsin CAB meeting.
Graduate Medical Education Work Group
> On Nov. 11, MCW and Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc., (MCWAH) met with health care system partners in Green Bay to discuss opportunities for graduate medical education. The productive meeting focused on types of residency programs to establish and identifying administrative and financial support for the programs.
> Held a series of meetings with Bellin College leaders to develop plans to build a simulation and clinical skills lab that meets the needs of both institutions and facilitates interprofessional development. Interprofessional development will prepare medical students to function collaboratively on health care teams, which include other health professionals.