Education

With sadness, the Department of Medicine notes the July 26, 2020, passing of Suzy Griffiths, who had served as our internal medicine residency program coordinator from 1979 until her retirement in 2008. A mother figure to a generation of residents, Griffiths understood the challenges trainees face and always wanted to...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Residency Program is introducing the Health Equity Pathway, a new learner-directed pathway that will empower residents to address local and big-picture inequities in health. Victoria Gillet, MD, Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track Chief Resident and founder of the Health Equity Pathway...
As the COVID-19 outbreak morphed into a pandemic and fear, misinformation, and stigmatization follow closely in its wake, it can be difficult to remember a time 40 years ago when the AIDS epidemic began and those same forces traumatized a community already reeling from the tragic deaths of so many...
On June 14, 2020, the Department of Medicine hosted its first-ever virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 Internal Medicine residents. The ceremony included complimentary remarks about the “extraordinary physician[s]” from Bennett Vogelman, MD, director, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and vice chair for education, Department of Medicine; words of...
When Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH, assistant professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, assumed the role of Director of Medicine Provider Well-being in 2019, burnout, engagement and work-life-balance were issues being examined at systems and work-environment levels. More recently, as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted healthcare services and the ways in which we...
The internal medicine residency program at the University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine has worked nimbly to ensure that its physicians in training receive the best possible educational experience during the COVID-19 pandemic. While program leaders have effectively reorganized many curricular components and clinical experiences in a matter of weeks...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome new incoming Internal Medicine residents for the 2020-21 academic year. These residents, including four who will enter the Primary Care Track, will join us in June to further their medical career in residency programs that are dedicated to core...
The University of Wisconsin Department of Medicine is honored to welcome Lynn M. Schnapp, MD, ATSF, pictured above, as the George R. and Elaine Love Professor and its ninth chair. Dr. Schnapp joined the department on March 1, 2020, after serving as a professor and chief of the Division of...
More than 50 educators gathered on February 21, 2020, for the fifth annual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education, plus learners and staff members from throughout the Department of Medicine. The day began with Grand Rounds, which...
The emotional difficulties of caring for the gravely ill were not a surprise to Tom Miller, MD, MFA, a fellow in the University of Wisconsin Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) Fellowship, but that does little to lessen the burden. “Difficult cases are difficult cases.” Miller says. “Young patients or patients...