Education

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...
Higher education institutions frequently offer mentored research experiences to increase undergraduate student interest, motivation and preparedness for research careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic and Medicine (STEMM) fields. However, for participating students from historically underrepresented groups, unaddressed cultural factors may hinder engagement and result in a less effective mentoring relationship...
Lauren Banaszak, MD Bridges Family Endowed Chief Resident What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas? As chief resident, I hope to develop my clinical teaching skills and serve as an educator for our residents and medical students. I also hope to augment our...
Victoria Gillet, MD Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Track 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 work as a primary care provider with the goal of delivering effective, comprehensive, equitable and compassionate care to...
While most people associate improvisation, or improv, with comedic acting, Amy Zelenski, PhD, assistant professor, General Internal Medicine, also associates improv with a way to teach health professionals how to relate to one another. The results from her work with medical students and health professionals on the effectiveness of improv...