DFM Announcements

  1. What is Twitter?

    If you're wondering "What is Twitter?", here's a short video to give you the basics.

    It's really just another way to communicate between a network of people. Marketers and businesses are starting to find innovative ways to use it to promote their services or share ideas. Read more... »

  2. One Year Later

    I have now been in the Department one year. And yes, it is still a pleasure to be here! During this year I have found my way around the department, the hospitals and the state and started a practice at Belleville. It has been a year filled with learning and highlights - some of which include:

    • new offices at Wausau and Sun Prairie,
    • residency program accreditations at Fox Valley and Baraboo,
    • new hires including Kim Jansen my right arm, and David Deci, MD our coming Predoctoral Program Director
    • and the resolution of the "Fox Valley GME issue".
  3. DFM Web site update 2009

    Public Site

    1. Winter Newsletter published - see home page or here:

      Andrea Schmick (Freelance writer) and I are operating with the understanding this process is working and we will continue to fund her work.

    2. Using Google Calendars on our site.

      Thanks to Chester Small for helping to train content administrators. If you have an event to add you can contact one of these people based on their content area:

      HR - Mary Stone

  4. AAMC Meeting in San Antonio: Care for a Community

    I recently attended the AAMC meeting in San Antonio. The theme was communities. I’ll share with you three reflections:

    1. From the podium during a plenary the difference in reimbursement for primary care relative to specialty care was again lamented. It remains to be seen however whether this discrepancy will change. Our departmental support has all been local, from UWMF. Nonetheless, these comments mirror an increasingly public recognition of the importance of primary care.

  5. Getting to Know the Department

    Colleagues – I have now been part of the UW DFM for 4 months and thought it would be appropriate to give you an update of my work.

    As most of you know I have largely spent my time getting to know the parts of this diverse and impressive department. I have traveled across the state – Wausau twice, Eau Claire once, Appleton three times and Milwaukee twice. I hit several storms and re-learned driving in snow! I have visited every office around Dane county at least once (except for Cross Plains with whom my schedule keeps conflicting). I continue to be impressed with the expertise, warmth, and commitment to excellence I have witnessed. Read more... »

  6. Thoughts After One Month at the Dept

    I have finished my first month as Chair of the Department and want to start a short focused monthly note to dialogue with faculty.

    I continue to be impressed by the quantity and diversity of talent here - in the department and in the university. I took this job because the most satisfying piece of my other Chair jobs was being part of a group making positive change. The most fun I have had this month is meeting some of you. I look forward to meeting the rest of the department over the next few months so we can start to chart the department’s trajectory into the future. Read more... »