Well-being

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 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...
Beginning in January 2019, Mariah Quinn, MD, MPH, assistant professor (CHS), General Internal Medicine, is taking on a newly created role: Director of Medicine Provider Well-being. The focus is a natural extension for Dr. Quinn, who has long been interested in how external and individual factors affect the physical, mental...
Photo caption: Through a new residency program wellness initiative, internal medicine residents can sign up for informal activities that help promote well-being. Above, second-year resident Dr. Nan Sethakorn takes an introductory boxing class. Medical residency has long been recognized as an essential phase in transforming “book knowledge” to clinical expertise...