Program Description: 

The Milwaukee Academy of Medicine hosts eight educational presentations every year: once a month from January through May, and again from September through November.  Distinguished national and local medical experts share their knowledge and experiences on topics of interest to a broad spectrum of medical practitioners.  The didactic presentations are comprised of traditional audio-visual modalities, a discussion period involving Q&A, and the sharing of personal experiences by audience members to facilitate expert commentary and further discussion.

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Reservations are required to attend any of our programs. There is a charge for dinner and beverages.


ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Target audience: 

Physicans of all medical specialties.

Learning objectives: 

At the end of this session, I will be able to:

  1. Identify the need and development for national standards in medical education, and how the implementation of these standards impacted Milwaukee’s early medical schools and the Marquette University School of Medicine.
  2. Identify pioneering academic, clinical and research activities at the Marquette University School of Medicine, and achieved by the school’s faculty and alumni, that changed the practice of medicine worldwide.
  3. Identify the contributions of Milwaukee-area health care and academic institutions in advancing medical education in Milwaukee.
Faculty & credentials: 
Planning Committee:
Matthew Lee, MD
Jack Kleinman, MD
Ellen Blank, MD
Carol Pohl, MD
Alonzo Walker, MD
Tod Poremski, MD
Daryl Melzer, MD
Arthur Derse, MD, JD
Program Director: Matthew Lee, MD
Richard N. Katschke

All persons in control of content have NO relevant financial relationships to disclose.



Amy L. John
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 456-8249


133rd  Annual Meeting – 1,345th Meeting

Milwaukee Academy of Medicine

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019


Wisconsin Club

900 W. Wisconsin Avenue

COCKTAILS 6:00 P.M.        DINNER 6:30 P.M.          PRESENTATION 7:30 P.M.

Dinner $48   Drink options available for a separate charge.







Richard N. Katschke

Chief Historian


  Senior Associate Vice President for Communications

Medical College of Wisconsin


Medical Education in Milwaukee: The First 100 Years


                In 1848, Wisconsin Territorial Governor Henry Dodge signed legislation that called for the establishment of the Wisconsin Medical College in Milwaukee.  It would be another 45 years before Wisconsin’s first sustainable medical school would be established in 1893.  Early efforts to create a medical school in Wisconsin were fraught with fraud, mismanagement, financial failure, and unattainable goals.  This presentation will explore how Marquette University salvaged two for-profit medical schools (the Wisconsin College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Milwaukee Medical College) and established what is today the Medical College of Wisconsin.  The presentation will provide insights on the practice of medicine in the early 20th century, the impact of religion and politics on medical education in Milwaukee, and pioneering work performed in Milwaukee and by the medical school’s faculty and alumni that has changed the practice of medicine worldwide.



Session date: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Wisconsin Club
900 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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