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Kern Institute Announcement

The next milestone in the Medical College of Wisconsin's journey to lead the way in transformational healthcare education is the recent establishment of the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education (Kern Institute) . The Kern Institute is supported by an exceptionally generous gift of $37.8 million (the largest individual non-corporate gift ever given to MCW) by the Kern Family and the Kern Family Foundation.

In addition, Steve and Shelagh Roell provided a generous gift to establish the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair of the Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education. These transformative gifts demonstrate how philanthropic partnerships enable MCW to drive innovation and solutions.

The Kern Institute, in partnership with a new National Transformation Network (a dedicated group of seven well-respected medical schools) will lead a movement to transform medical education across the continuum from pre-medical school to physician practice.

The Kern Institute at MCW will redefine medical education through the development of the Triple Aim for Medical Education, which will integrate core characteristics of physicians including character, caring and competence. The Triple Aim for Medical Education parallels and complements the Triple Aim for Health Care - better care, better value, better health - and will allow MCW to set a new standard for medical education.

Cheryl A. Maurana, PhD, has been named the Stephen and Shelagh Roell Endowed Chair, professor and founding director of the Kern Institute for a two-year term. Jose Franco, MD '90, GME '95, will serve as associate director.

MCW School of Pharmacy: ACPE pre-candidate accreditation granted

This memo is from John R. Raymond, Sr., MD, president and CEO

July 12, 2017 MCW News

I am excited to announce that we have received notification that the Medical College of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy's Doctor of Pharmacy program has been granted Pre-candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The ACPE is the national agency for accreditation of professional degree programs in pharmacy and providers of continuing pharmacy education. With this news, we are moving forward with the matriculation of our inaugural class on August 14, 2017.

This milestone represents the culmination of many months of hard work, dedication and enthusiasm from our School of Pharmacy faculty and staff to ensure a successful accreditation application submission, site visit and granting of Pre-candidate Accreditation for our three-year Doctor of Pharmacy program.

I am especially grateful to Dr. George E. MacKinnon III for his outstanding leadership on, and commitment to, this vital endeavor including the hiring of outstanding faculty and staff, and the recruitment of an inaugural class.

Thank you again for your unwavering support of our great institution



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