Education

Patients experiencing dementia and dysphagia often need multidisciplinary care. However, this type of care often comes much later than the diagnosis, missing an opportunity to provide the most effective care. To improve this model, Aaron Kuntz, MD, an advanced geriatrics fellow, is combining his experience from the Hospice and Palliative...
Each year, the Sheehy Family Fund supports resident projects that give back to the community and uphold medicine’s core calling of service to humanity. Philanthropic supporters of the fund include Ann Sheehy, MD, MS, associate professor, Hospital Medicine, and her parents, Gregory Sheehy, MD, and Barbara Sheehy. Dr. Gregory Sheehy...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is excited to welcome the incoming internal medicine residents for the 2022-23 academic year. These new residents will join the residency program in June to further their medical careers. Congratulations to all! Categorical Anas Abed, Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar Paloma Cabral...
Four members from the Department of Medicine have been inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. As the only national honor medical society, its mission has been to recognize and enhance professionalism, academic excellence, service, and leadership within the profession of medicine. Election to Alpha Omega Alpha is an...
On February 4, 2022, educators and trainees logged on to the seventh annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education. The day began with a Grand Rounds presentation from Margaret Lo, MD, professor, University of...
As a resident, Sarah Donohue, MD, fellow, Rheumatology, had many wonderful mentors to guide her career. However, when she wanted to understand more about what it meant to be a woman in medicine and how to navigate the unique challenges female-identifying physicians face, she realized most of her mentors were...
Amy Zelenski, PhD, assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, is known in the department for bringing her theater training—and specific skills like improvisation, storytelling, spontaneity and observation—to spark resident learning. Now, in her new role as the Department of Medicine’s inaugural director of education innovation and scholarship, Zelenski will use those...
This year’s Fellowship Match Day on December 1, 2021, was a success for many of the Department of Medicine residents seeking subspecialty fellowships, as well as the department’s own fellowship programs. Residency director, Andrew Coyle, MD, says he is excited to see so many residents remain at UW-Madison’s strong fellowship...
Scott Laurenzo, MD Page Family Endowed Chief Resident What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)? My primary focus during chief resident year is to develop my teaching and leadership skills. I feel that I primarily am able to...
Vital Signs is featuring introductions to many of the new faculty members and chief residents who joined us over the past year. Each has been invited to provide some background about their primary professional focus in clinical, research, and/or medical education, what drew them to UW-Madison, their hopes and dreams...