Taking advantage of latest technology
The program, which accommodates 20 to 25 students at the St. Norbert College campus, utilizes several forms of technology for curriculum and lecture delivery. A main professor oversees each course, and guest lecturers from remote locations are able to supplement class material via a video conferencing system. Lectures that are given in real time are also recorded so that students can access them at their own discretion. The curriculum is delivered to students through various electronic devices, including smartphones, computers and tablets. A fingerprint identification system allows program participants to receive notes, class handouts and other curriculum components on these devices. Although less conventional in delivery than what is typically offered in medical school programs, the course materials used in this program are designed equally in terms of state education standards.
Tuition savings lure applicants
Applicants for this Medical College of Wisconsin program number 1,900 at present. Debuting in July 2015, the program lasts three years in duration and does not include summer breaks, a factor that enables students to spend less on tuition than they would in a longer medical school program. Those who are accepted to the medical campus and who complete their studies on time will save approximately $50,000, or one year’s worth of tuition, while simultaneously qualifying to work as physicians in Wisconsin in an expedient manner.