Faculty Development Digest


The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee kicked off a lunchtime series entitled: It starts with me: Conversations about Identity, Privilege and Intersectionality. The next session is September 1st.

On June 2nd, the Office of Community Health hosted a conference: From Patient to Practice to Populations: Growing Community Health. Background materials and videos can be found here.

Here are the proceedings from the 2016 I-PrACTISE Conference.

At the Department’s Faculty Development Day, the keynote speaker, Christine Sinsky, MD spoke about her work: In Search of Joy in Practice. Participants received an introduction to Medical Improv. In this week’s Annals of Internal Medicine there is a nice overview of Medical Improv.

Worth a Read/Look

The entire July-August issue of JABFM has a series of article related to the Keystone IV conference. Of special mention, John Frey III, MD wrote a tribute about Dr G Gayle Stephens and the Keystone Conference series and Jennifer Edgoose, MD and Aaron Dunn, MD wrote about “Generation III’s” view of family medicine.

An overview of the Keystone conference can be found here.

Call for Proposals

STFM Annual Conference—Deadline September 12th

Upcoming Conferences

UW Advancing Health Equity  Sept 7th

UW Health Pediatric Seminars   September 22nd-23rd

AAFP Family Medicine Experience (FMX) September 20th-24th, 2016

Family Medicine Midwest   October 7th-9th, 2016

UW Primary Care Conference, November 3rd-4th, 2016

UW SMPH Career Paths 101: “Planning for Promotion”  November 4th, 2016

STFM Conference on Practice Improvement December 1st-4th, 2016

Hope you are all enjoying the summer!


Melissa Stiles, MD


The Summer Day

Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields, which is what I have been doing all day. Tell me, what else should I have done? Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?

—Mary Oliver