Teaching the Next Generation

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...
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...
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...
This summer, 39 UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) students were paired with 26 Department of Medicine faculty member mentors in the Shapiro Summer Research Program. The program is for SMPH medical students between their first and second year, and is eight to 10 weeks long. Research projects...
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...