Video: Collaboration key as UWGB faculty ready for Medical College of Wisconsin
The first cohort of students arrives in July and classes begin in August for the Medical College of Wisconsin-Green Bay. UW-Green Bay and St. Norbert College faculty are preparing to provide the teaching faculty for the regional campus, which gives students the opportunity to pursue a medical degree in the region for the very first time.
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UW-Green Bay students have been very successful in achieving medical school admission, and this expands their opportunity to stay in the Green Bay area after earning their bachelor degree. UW-Green Bay faculty members, Professors Craig Hanke and Amanda Nelson and Dean Scott Furlong, as well as future medical student Julia Shariff, share their enthusiasm for the new partnership.
“I think there is a lot of excitement,” says Hanke, “Our students recognize an opportunity for more seats in medical programs, and we have a lot of students who apply to medical school… to be able to go to medical school in a region where they’ve grown up and potentially to transition right into a clinically-based practice in this area, makes it that much more exciting to pursue a career interest in this field.”
UW-Green Bay faculty who will serve in joint appointments with MCW-Green Bay appointments are:
- Craig Hanke, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Biology
- Dennis Lorenz, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Development and Psychology
- James Marker, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Biology
- Daniel Meinhardt, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Biology
- Brian Merkel, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Biology
- Amanda Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Biology
- Debra Pearson, Ph.D., RD, associate professor of Human Biology and Nutrition
- Uwe Pott, Ph.D., associate professor of Human Biology
- Dean Von Dras, Ph.D., professor of Psychology and Human Development
- Sarah VanderZanden, DVM, associate lecturer of Human Biology and practicing veterinarian
Medical College of Wisconsin will also recruit instructors and mentors from among the ranks of local physicians. Read the past release.