MCW’s 125th anniversary means nothing without our alumni.

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You are the discovery drivers. And the knowledge seekers. The teachers. The research revolutionaries. The curators of hope. And the healers.

You are our alumni.

Thanks to you, more and more of the anniversaries that truly matter–the birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduations, and everyday milestones–are being celebrated all over Wisconsin and around the world.

And that deserves a celebration. Join us.

The MCW 125th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Weekend

Join us for a jam-packed weekend as we celebrate the impact the Medical College of Wisconsin has had on the health and well-being of our community for the last 125 years.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

  • 125th Anniversary Medicine & Science Summit

    8:00 am - MCW-Milwaukee

    Cancer, cardiovascular disease and accidental/unintentional injury are amongst the nation’s Top 10 leading causes of death (according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Join us as prominent MCW faculty, who are national leaders in their respective fields, explore today's approaches and tomorrow's advances in confronting these leading causes of death.

    Speakers include: Dr. Doug Evans, Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery; Dr. Ivor Benjamin, Director, Cardiovascular Center; and Dr. Shekar N. Kurpad, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery.

  • Panel of Deans

    10:00 am - MCW-Milwaukee

    National leaders of academic medicine share their perspectives on the current state of medicine and what the future may hold during this dynamic discussion. CME accreditation is pending.

    Alumnus Dr. Joseph Kerschner, Dean of the School of Medicine, Provost and Executive Vice President, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include: Dr. Peter Buckley, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine; Dr. Michael Good, University of Florida College of Medicine; Dr. E. Albert Reece, University of Maryland School of Medicine; Dr. Paul B. Rothman, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Dr. Robert Simari, University of Kansas School of Medicine; and Dr. Selwyn M. Vickers, University of Alabama School of Medicine.

  • Campus Tours and Interactive Demonstrations

    11:45 am - MCW-Milwaukee

    Whether you graduated 10 years or six decades ago, you are sure to be surprised at today's learning environment. Current students will serve as your guides. Highlighted stops include Anatomy Lab, Virtual Microscopy, Standardized Teaching Assessment Resource (STAR) Center and Discovery Classroom.

  • Reunion-Year Medical School Class Parties

    Various locations and times

  • Graduate School Alumni Event

    6:00 pm - Good City Brewing

    Details to be announced soon.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

  • MCW Cancer Crush

    9 am - MCW-Milwaukee

    Take part in our first summer-long run/walk to benefit cancer research. We’ll culminate the event with a cancer-crushing 1-mile/5-mile run/walk the morning of MCW Fest.

  • Alumni Association Awards & Honors Brunch

    10 am - The Pfister Hotel

    Each year, the Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association selects several alumni for its highest honors in acknowledgment of their contributions to medicine, science and the community. Award nominations are submitted by colleagues, friends, family and even patients. The brunch recognizes classes celebrating 10-year through 60-year reunions. In honor of the philanthropic gifts presented to MCW from class giving campaigns, students serve as hosts of this brunch. Many of these students have benefitted, greatly from alumni support.

    Award categories include Distinguished Service Award, Graduate School Alumnus/Alumna of the Year, Honorary Alumnus/Alumna, Humanitarian and Medical School Alumnus/Alumna of the Year. (Award recipients will be announced in August.)

  • MCW Fest

    10 am - MCW-Milwaukee

    Enjoy food, music and games at MCW's Milwaukee campus to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Medical College of Wisconsin. Bands include Stray Voltage and The Love Monkeys (start times TBD). Spend time enjoying the kids’ zone, inflatables and street artists. Munch on festival fair and specialties from Milwaukee area food trucks. Details to follow.

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