Announcements: Education

  1. 2018: Healthcare at a Crossroads

    2018 is here and the US Healthcare Systems is at a major crossroads. Healthcare costs continue to rise and the US continues to lag behind other developed countries in most healthcare indices, despite spending more.  Although the ACA was not repealed, the passage of the tax reform law will have significant effects on premium costs and the number of uninsured. Read more... »

  2. Interprofessional Education

    Interprofessional Education

    As healthcare transitions more and more to team-based, it is vital that there is interprofessional education for both students and faculty. Interprofessional education (also known as inter-professional education or “IPE”) refers to occasions when students from two or more professions in health and social care learn together during all or part of their professional training with the object of cultivating collaborative practicefor providing patient-centered healthcare. There are a number of initiatives related to IPE at UW.

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  3. Unlocking Intrinsic Motivation

    At a recent UW SMPH Faculty Development Workshop, Dan Sklanksy, MD  discussed applying the principles of self-determination theory to foster intrinsic motivation in residents. Self-determination theory is based on our “our natural or intrinsic tendencies to behave in effective and healthy ways.” Autonomy, competence (mastery) and relatedness (purpose) are of the cornerstones of the theory. Read more... »

  4. US Healthcare needs a Correctionville

    US Healthcare needs a Correctionville Read more... »

  5. Congratulations to the 2010 Student Award Recipients

    The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine extends congratulations to all of the student award recipients at our recent Wednesday, May 5 McGovern-Tracy Scholars Award Program.

    For a list of recipients and photos from the event please see our 2010 Student Awards page.

  6. Opportunities for Faculty Involvement in Medical Student Education

    The Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) has a number of teaching opportunities available to interested faculty.

    1. Primary Care Clerkship (PCC) PBL and Patient-Doctor Communication Facilitators
    2. Primary Care Clerkship (PCC) Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Evaluators & Community Project Evaluators
    3. Primary Care Clerkship (PCC) preceptors
    4. Generalist Partnership Program (GPP) Faculty Mentors
    5. Patient, Doctor & Society Small Group Facilitator
    6. MEDiC Clinic Volunteer Attending Physician
  7. Mike Werner, MD Receives the AAFP Foundation Pfizer Award

    The Fox Valley Residency Program recently honored Dr. Mike Werner, recipient of the AAFP Foundation Pfizer Award

    Pictured presenting the award to Dr. Werner (on right) is Dr. Allen Last, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor Program Director, UW Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program.

    Dr Werner designated the $500 stipend for the Residency Program to be used for the purchase of a video camera for education purposes for the resident physicians. Read more... »

  8. Accepting Nominations for 2010 Medical Student & Resident Awards

    It's time to think about outstanding medical students/residents you have been in contact with and acknowledge their efforts by NOMINATING them for the annual Family Medicine student and resident awards.

    We are happy to announce we have a wider array of opportunities to honor and reward these deserving individuals. 

    Think about students you have encountered in GPP, PDS, PCC, or 4th years who rotated in your clinic or as part of the preceptorship. Read more... »

  9. Celebrate PA Week by Joining the PA Program for Breakfast, Oct 7

    The UW-Madison PA Program and UW Hospital and Clinics would like to invite you to a PA Appreciation Breakfast.

    Date: Wednesday, October 7th
    Time: 6:45 -8:30 am
    Location: HSLC 1220 Read more... »

  10. Centennial Scholars Program Seeks Applicants

    Applicants are being sought for the newly created Centennial Scholars Program. The goal of the program is to develop faculty, educators and staff whose diversity enhances the quality of education and research at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and who may serve as visible and available role models for students and trainees, especially those from underrepresented minority backgrounds. Read more... »