New Partnership Extends Medical Education into the Regional Community of Northeast WisconsinThe opportunity for shared space in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center is among the factors that will make possible a medical college presence on campus starting in 2015. As the nexus of a Medical College of Wisconsin program that will bring post-graduate medical education to northeast Wisconsin, St. Norbert joins an initiative that will address a projected shortage of community physicians in the state.
The new program, the result of a partnership between the two schools and other local institutions, will capitalize on resources offered at multiple Green-Bay area locations. What’s more, it will bring rich opportunity for:
- Young people interested in pursuing the sciences at St. Norbert – especially those considering pre-health programs.
- Students already enrolled at St. Norbert, who will see a wider range of collaborative opportunities during their undergraduate years – as well as the possibility of completing their medical education on the campus of their alma mater.
- Local health professional education programs that will partner in the provision of clinical experiences, physician residency training programs, inter-professional training and clinical simulation centers.
- Local health-care systems whose physicians will be engaged in the program.
- Faculty in the sciences at local academic institutions – including St. Norbert – whose own research agendas may offer the chance for collaborative research with their medical college faculty and physicians.
- The region’s prospective medical students, who will be able to complete their education locally for a significant savings in time and cost.
- The people of northeast Wisconsin, who will ultimately benefit from an ongoing and robust system of accessible medical care.