About MCW The Institution

MCW Mission

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.


Our Background

Founded in 1893, MCW is a private, national, freestanding institution. Residency training is offered in almost all medical specialties and subspecialties. In 2007 the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (HLC-NCA) granted reaccreditation to MCW for the longest term possible (10 years). MCW has more than 5,400 faculty and staff including almost 1,600 full-time and part-time faculty.

MCW is a major national research center, in fact, the largest research institution in the Milwaukee metro area and 2nd largest in Wisconsin. With almost $160 million in grant awards in FY 2015, MCW is ranked 45th among the nation’s 139 medical schools for NIH research funding. For nine consecutive years, MCW received the highest rating from Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading independent evaluator of charities, due in part to annual gifts and pledges that approach $20 million.


Our Faculty and Staff

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) has more than 5,290 faculty and staff (approx. 4,790 full-time equivalents). Faculty: Approximately 1,620 full- time and part-time. Staff: Approximately 3,025 full-time / 335 part-time / 310 project and limited-term.

More than 4,475 faculty and staff work on the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center campus and more than 815 work at 30 other health care facilities in eastern Wisconsin. More than 1,800 physicians from the community serve as volunteer faculty. MCW is the 8th largest private employer in the metro area.