To be a national leader in the education and development of the next generation of physicians and scientists; to discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical sciences; to provide cutting-edge, interdisciplinary and compassionate clinical care of the highest quality; to improve the health of the communities we serve.
Approximately 1,350 Medical College of Wisconsin physicians and more than 470 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care practitioners provide adult patient care as the Medical College Physicians and pediatric patient care through Children's Specialty Group, a joint venture with Children's Hospital and Health System. The Medical College of Wisconsin physician practice includes doctors in every specialty and subspecialty of medicine.
Each year, Medical College of Wisconsin providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and psychologists care for more than 410,000 patients, representing more than 1.7 million patient visits.
Medical College of Wisconsin providers practice at three major affiliates - Froedtert Hospital, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Zablocki VA Medical Center - and many other hospitals and clinics in the Milwaukee area.
There are more than 1,265 students enrolled in educational programs at the Medical College. This includes 816 medical students, and more than 450 graduate students.
Medical College faculty supervise approximately 650 physicians in residency training and 250 physicians in fellowship training through the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals. Approximately 200 scientists are engaged in postdoctoral research fellowship training through the Office of Postdoctoral Education.
The College works with national and international medical specialty societies and community hospitals to accredit approximately 200 continuing medical education activities annually for physicians and other health professionals.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is a major national research center, in fact, the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and 2nd largest in Wisconsin.
In FY 2010-11, faculty received more than $175 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which more than $161 million was for research. This total includes highly competitive research and training awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
In the federal government's FY 2011, the College received approximately $92.9 million in NIH funding and ranked 43rd among the nation's 136 medical schools for NIH research funding. In FY 2011, the Medical College was one of only 20 of the top 50 medical schools (in terms of NIH funding) to receive an increase in base NIH funding.
The Medical College's research enterprise is focused on strategic, prioritized areas of research involving interdisciplinary collaboration among scientists and physicians with the goal of rapidly translating discoveries into advances for patient care. Medical College faculty conducted more than 2,200 research studies, including clinical trials, in FY 2010-11.
In FY 2010-11, Medical College faculty and students reported 30 new discoveries and inventions to the College's Office of Technology Development. The portfolio consists of approximately 100 technologies covered by more than 300 pending and issued U.S. and foreign patients. To bring these new technologies and related products to market, the Medical College has research and development affiliations with campus institutions, other major universities, research institutions and health care organizations, as well as government and venture capital groups in Wisconsin and elsewhere. The Medical College has technology license agreements with more than 50 pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
The Medical College of Wisconsin invests significantly in expanding its community mission to build strategic community-academic partnerships that have the greatest impact on Wisconsin's most critical health needs. More than 150 faculty from over 20 departments and centers are working with greater than 200 diverse community groups to advance public and community health in the metro Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin.
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John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, President and CEO of The Medical College of Wisconsin, provides an overview of the Medical College of Wisconsin
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