Partners build community connections
Stakeholders in MCW's community medical education programs gathered at the Medical College of Wisconsin on Aug. 24 for a full day of team-building and knowledge-sharing. The Building Community Connections program was well-attended by health system, academic and civic/business partners from Central Wisconsin and Green Bay as well as Medical College faculty, staff and students.
The program included a tour of the Medical College’s education spaces, an overview of the College and its missions, and small group discussions on key components of the community medical education programs.
Participants in the small group discussions assembled around five fundamental topics moderated by Medical College faculty and staff experts: curriculum development, faculty engagement and development, pipeline recruitment and admissions, student clinical experiences and residency training/graduate medical education. The panels provided a foundational understanding of each topic and catalyzed conversation centered on the opportunities, ideas, challenges, and questions identified by partners in these areas.
The program concluded with a discussion of next steps for the community medical education programs, including efforts to determine facilities, the curriculum model, governance structure, communications and the achievement of milestones necessary for progression of the program.
Roster of attendees
Scenes from Building Community Connections:
Participants network with peers
Tours of new educational spaces at the Medical College
Tours of MCW Libraries
Small group discussions