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Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

Heather Aschoff

Program Coordinator

Chandra Smith

Program Coordinator

Michael Weisgerber, MD

Program Director

  • Our residents’ favorite thing about our program is each other. We love our culture of camaraderie and close-knit resident community

  • Best of both worlds:

  • Children’s Wisconsin (CW) is home for vast majority of Milwaukee area children seen in local clinics and admitted to the hospital.

  • CW is a regional/national/ international referral center with every specialty represented.

  • Resident-led committees that make a difference: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); Advocacy; Solidarity in Medicine; Wellness; Residency Advisory Panel; Recruitment; and more

  • Mentorship: Faculty advisors, track mentors, coordinators, associate program directors, chief residents all selected based on mentoring abilities

  • Robust Medium Sized Program;

  • 70 Pediatric Residents (23 per class)

  • 4 Peds Anesthesia Residents

  • 2 Peds Neurology Residents

  • 1 Preliminary Resident

  • Great jobs & fellowships post graduation

  • 55% of grads go into Fellowship

  • 45% of grads go into Primary Care

  • Milwaukee – largest city in Wisconsin with tremendous diversity including an active refugee community and many underserved patients

  • “Coolest and most underrated city in the Midwest”- Vogue Magazine

  • Home of 2021 world champion Milwaukee Bucks and a great sports, arts, and entertainment scene

  • Choose among 50 different Continuity Clinic sites throughout Milwaukee area including Spanish speaking only options

  • Amazing electives from A to Z (Allergy, Advocacy, Lots of specialties, Medical education, Research, and Zany creatively designed new options made by our residents)

  • Individualized Curriculum with 8 tracks (Global & Community Health, Hospitalist, Primary Care, Subspecialty & Research, Career Identification, Hybrid, Child Neurology )

  • Resident led DEI committee with important role and impact in our program

  • Ongoing expansion of cultural humility curriculum

  • Ongoing efforts to recruit and retain residents, fellows and faculty traditionally underrepresented in medicine

  • Expanding LGBTQIA+ curricula

  • Dedicated gender clinic experience on adolescent rotation

  • Support for residents interested in APPD AIM scholars and APA New Century Scholars

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