New Partnership Extends Medical Education into the Regional Community of Northeast Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin will have its own entrance and offices in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, and will share laboratory and classroom space in the building.
The Medical College of Wisconsin will have its own entrance and offices in the Gehl-Mulva Science Center, and will share laboratory and classroom space in the building.
The 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.
March 27, 2013