About MCW


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.

Patient Services

Approximately 1,350 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) physicians and more than 500 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, MCW providers, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and psychologists care for more than 425,000 patients, representing more than 1.6 million patient visits.

MCW 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 1,260 students enrolled in degree-granting educational programs at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). This includes 810 medical students, and more than 450 graduate students.

In addition, MCW 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.

MCW 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 (MCW) 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 2011-12, faculty received more than $166 million in external support for research, teaching, training and related purposes, of which more than $152 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 2012, MCW received approximately $95.5 million in NIH funding and ranked 42nd among the nation’s 136 medical schools receiving NIH research funding. This is the highest rank MCW has received and places MCW in the top third of medical schools receiving NIH funding.

MCW’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. MCW faculty conducted more than 2,000 research studies, including clinical trials, in FY 2011-12.

Community Engagement

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) 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 350 diverse community groups to advance public and community health in the metro Milwaukee area and throughout Wisconsin.

Technology Transfer

In FY 2011-12, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) faculty and students reported 30 new discoveries and inventions to MCW’s Office of Technology Development. The portfolio consists of approximately 150 technologies covered by more than 250 pending and issued U.S. and foreign patients. To bring these new technologies and related products to market, MCW has research and development affiliations with more than 30 campus institutions, major universities, research institutions and health care organizations, as well as government and venture capital groups in Wisconsin and elsewhere. MCW has more than 50 technology license agreements with pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.


Celebrating 120 Years: 1893-2013 In 2013, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) marks the 120th anniversary of the institution’s founding. It is also the 100th anniversary of MCW’s long and formative years as the Marquette University School of Medicine.

MCW began as the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, founded on May 20, 1893. On January 14, 1913, the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Milwaukee Medical College merged to become the Marquette University School of Medicine.

In 1967, Marquette University, due to financial constraints, terminated its sponsorship of the medical school. Since then, the school has continued as a private, freestanding institution. The name was changed in 1970 to the Medical College of Wisconsin.

From these roots, MCW has grown into a nationally recognized education, research and clinical powerhouse. MCW has more than 15,000 living alumni. Learn more about MCW's history.

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Staff Jobs

Be a part of an organization that is dedicated to leadership and excellence in advancing the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and injury through Education, Research, Patient Care, and Community Engagement.

Our career opportunities encompass a wide range of positions that will appeal to job-seekers with various backgrounds and experience levels. We offer an exemplary benefits package to all of our full-time employees; in addition we provide limited benefits to our part-time employees.

Faculty Jobs

The faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin play a pivotal role in upholding the mission statement of the college. Over 1,590 full time faculty and 215 part time and visiting faculty provide both adult and pediatric patient care for more than 297,000 patients, conduct and collaborate on over 3,000 research studies, and supervise approximately 650 physicians in residency training.

Four parallel paths are available for faculty members and allow for professional growth and development: traditional path, clinician-educator path, academic-clinician path, and research path.

The Medical College of Wisconsin offers an environment with abundant opportunities, an outstanding benefits package and competitive salary, as we understand that much of the success of the college can be attributed to our world renowned faculty members.

Post Doctoral Fellow Jobs

The Medical College of Wisconsin offers exciting job opportunities for postdoctoral fellows that include an excellent benefits package and competitive salary. Approximately 200 postdoctoral fellows are currently continuing their research training at MCW.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the 8th best university or medical school for postdoctoral fellows to work in the United States, according to The Scientist’s 2009 “Best Places to Work for Postdocs” survey. MCW is also in the top third of medical schools receiving NIH funding.

Postdoctoral fellows enjoy the opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in a city that offers abundant recreational, cultural and social opportunities, as well as a reasonable cost of living. The Postdoctoral Office at the Medical College of Wisconsin plays an active role in welcoming new postdoctoral fellows and serving as a guide throughout the training experience. Come be a part of a diverse team of professionals at a world renowned research institution-we look forward to working with you!

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The Medical College of Wisconsin offers its employees a competitive and comprehensive benefit package. The benefits offered are designed to recognize the diverse needs of our workforce and provide long-term financial security to employees and their family members. Your benefits may differ slightly based on full-time or part-time status, as well as position level. Please contact the employment office for more details.

Insurance Options


  • Generous employer contributions toward premiums
  • Free preventive care
  • Select your providers from highly ranked MCW physicians in the local area, or from networks of contracted physicians nationwide
  • Maximum savings when you stay in-network
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Choose from Basic Plan or Enhanced Plan
  • Generous employer contributions toward premiums
  • Select your provider
  • Maximum savings when you stay in-network
  • Orthodontia coverage for dependents up to age 19
  • Materials only plan covers frames, lenses and contact lenses
  • Eye exams are covered under the health plan
  • Basic
    • Company-paid life insurance
  • Voluntary
    • Additional coverage can be purchased for employee, spouse, and children at affordable rates

Time away from work

Vacation, holidays and sick leave

  • Generous vacation accruals based on length of service and position level
  • Eight holidays recognized
  • Two floating holidays per calendar year
  • Floating holidays allow flexibility
  • Sick leave accrues based on length of service and position level
  • Company-paid disability plans
  • Income replacement if a qualifying disability occurs


Retirement Savings Plan

  • Pre-tax contributions
  • Wide variety of investment options
  • Very generous employer match after two years of service
Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible health care expenses up to $2,500 per year
Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Set aside pre-tax dollars to pay for eligible day care expenses up to $4,500 per year
  • Eligible employees receive a matching contribution of up to $500 to their individual Dependent Day Care Flexible Spending Account
Tuition Reimbursement
  • Reimbursement for approved undergraduate and graduate courses

Health and Wellness

  • Free on-site fitness center
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program

Other Benefits

  • Back Up Dependent Day Care
  • Activities & Events
  • Employee discounts

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