Medical College to locate in hospital, tech college
The Medical College of Wisconsin has a
new building to call home in Wausau. The school was originally going
to be held in the Liberty Mutual Building, but leaders said it was
College leaders announced the original
plan last year.
"We really felt like the best
thing for us to do in central Wisconsin was to find a space that was
a little bit closer to what our students needed," said Medical
College of Wisconsin Executive VP Joseph Kerschner.
Now, the college has announced both
Aspirus Hospital and Northcentral Technical College will be used for
"Being in Aspirus' building will
be good from the perspective of the students who will be very close to
clinical exposure," said Kerschner.
College leaders say NTC will hold
anatomy and simulation space, while Aspirus will hold classrooms and
Leaders at Aspirus say they're looking
forward to the future.
"This is an important partnership
for us with Ministry, Marshfield, Medical College and a lot of other
stakeholders," said Marita Hattem, Aspirus Wausau Interim
Medical College of Wisconsin officials
say they wanted to bring the school to Wausau because of a shortage
of doctors in the area.
"The studies have shown if you go
to medical school in the state of Wisconsin, and then go on and do
your residency training in Wisconsin, the odds are that you'll stay
here to practice," said Hattem.
We were unable to reach officials at Liberty Mutual for comment. College leaders say development plans for
the two new locations will begin soon.
Student recruitment for the Medical
College is expected to start in the spring, with classes starting in