The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)-Central Wisconsin graduated its first class of doctors at ceremonies May 31 at the Rothschild Pavilion in Rothschild. The college matriculated this first class of medical students in July 2016. 

Thirteen students received medical degrees and all had secured placements in residency programs in target specialties — family medicine, pediatrics, dermatology, radiology, anesthesiology and internal medicine. Eight of these residencies are in Wisconsin. 

MCW-Central Wisconsin, with its three year curriculum, is based at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. The Physician in the Community Pathway links their medical education with area physicians and other healthcare providers.

 During their three years in Wausau, students work on numerous community health projects in partnership with local nonprofits, government agencies, hospitals and schools.

 There are now 75 students enrolled at MCW-Central Wisconsin which includes students who begin studies in July 2019. Of those, half (37 students) are from central and north central Wisconsin.

 For the academic year 2020 admissions cycle, 1,703 applications were received for MCW-Central Wisconsin’s 20 spots.