Education

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health has been selected by the American Medical Association Foundation as the inaugural institution for the National LGBTQ+ Fellowship Program aimed at transforming the health equity landscape for the LGBTQ+ community. A total of $750,000 in funding from the foundation over...
On June 13, 2021, the Department of Medicine held a virtual graduation ceremony for the internal medicine resident class of 2021. The ceremony began with congratulatory remarks and a song from interim internal medicine residency program director Jeremy Smith, MD, and words of reflection from department chair Lynn Schnapp, MD...
Marina Sharifi, MD, PhD, fellow, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, is one of 11 subspecialty fellows in the U.S. to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Physician Scientist Fellowship, a program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF). The grant will support Dr. Sharifi’s research project, “Multiplex Liquid...
The Department of Medicine offers its sincere congratulations to each member of the internal medicine residency graduates. After three or four years of conferences, lectures and clinicals, the class of 2021 is moving on to fellowships and primary care practice upon the June 13th virtual graduation ceremony. Learn where each...
The University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Medicine is honored to welcome the incoming internal medicine residents for the 2021-22 academic year. These new residents will join the residency program in June to further their medical careers. Congratulations to all! Categorical Track Estefania Abasolo Lopez, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Bogotá Facultad de...
On February 5, 2021, educators and trainees logged on to the sixth annual, and first-ever virtual Department of Medicine Education Day. The half-day event brings together faculty leaders, learners, and staff focused on graduate medical education. This year’s virtual format brought a record number of attendees with nearly 70 participants...
As a third-year medical student, Maria Schletzbaum, an MD/PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, cared for a young woman with lupus who was around her own age. Through two hospitalizations, Schletzbaum connected with this young woman, learned about her life, and how lupus...
This year’s Fellowship Match Day on December 3, 2020, was a success for many of the Department of Medicine residents seeking subspecialty fellowships, and for the department’s own fellowship programs. Interim Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Jeremy Smith, MD, expressed his excitement and confidence for the residents in their future...
Sarah Donohue, 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)? I plan to be an academic Rheumatologist with a primary focus on women’s health. Given my past experiences and current role as Chief...
For Bret Benally Thompson, MD, clinical assistant professor, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Palliative Care, medicine was a career he dreamed of as a boy—and ultimately attained in midlife. A member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe, Benally Thompson grew up off the reservation but was immersed in the cultures...