New Chief Resident Q&A with Caitlin Peirce, MD

Caitlin Peirce, MDCaitlin Peirce, MD

Trowbridge Endowed Primary Care Chief Resident

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

Joined the Department of Medicine as a chief resident: July 2019

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 and compassionate care to my patients. I am also interested in medical education of residents and medical students.

What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I completed my internal medicine residency here at UW and have appreciated the supportive and collaborative environment of the Department of Medicine.

What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am very excited to help our residents increase their confidence in outpatient medicine, focus on relationship-centered care, and foster meaningful relationships with patients and the interdisciplinary team over the next year. Outpatient medicine can be challenging in an internal medicine residency and I hope to help provide residents with the skills, knowledge, and mindset to grow as clinicians and meet the needs of their patients in the setting of a changing primary-care landscape. 

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I enjoy kayaking, baking, and crafting!

Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
Find a characteristic or quality that you admire or appreciate in every patient you see.