Announcements: Department Updates

  1. Diversity Committee Members Named

     I am delighted to share with you the members of the  Department of Family Medicine’s new Diversity Committee Read more... »

  2. Diversity Committee Update

    The Executive Team is selecting members to serve on the Diversity Committee.  We will soon be sharing the selected names  but without question we have an incredible list of eligible applicants. I hope all of them will serve on this committee at some time as we rotate members. I have also just been elected to the SMPH Diversity and Equity Committee and so will continue to advocate for our work at the medical school level and hope to see even greater cross-fertilization of ideas and projects across the school. Read more... »

  3. Blue Skies: Imagining our Future

    Sharon Adams, Program Director at Walnut Way Conservation Corp in Milwaukee, joined DFM for an energizing discussion around Community Health on May 1st. The summary and video of the event are available on the DFMCH ReCHARGED website. Read more... »

  4. Blue Sky II and III: Continuing the Conversation

    You are invited to two upcoming educational lunchtime sessions! Bring your lunch and join us as we continue imagining the possibilities for the future of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Each session will feature a statewide videoconference with an invited speaker followed by time for questions and answers.

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  5. DFMCH ReCHARGED: Blue Skies Ahead

    Blue Skies: Imagining our Future

    The summary, Q&A with Dr. Frank deGruy and Dr. Mac Baird and evaluations from Blue Sky I are posted on the DFHCH ReCHARGED website. At the Blue Sky Event on March 18th, we asked, "What idea from today that you are most excited about?" The top three responses were: Read more... »

  6. DFMCH ReCHARGED: What Comes Next

    At the Blue Sky Event on March 18th, we heard the message loud and clear: you want to see action. Where are we headed with the strategic planning initiative? What comes next?

    An updated timeline is available on our ReCHARGED website. You can also follow us on Twitter @DFMCH_ReCHARGED for extra updates and links to resources.

    Blue Sky Events: May 2015 Read more... »

  7. Register for the McGovern-Tracy Student Scholars Awards - May 7, 2015:

    You and a guest are invited to attend the 2015 McGovern-Tracy Student Scholars Awards on Thursday, May 7, 5:15-8:00 PM at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Register Online.

    The keynote speaker will be Alexandra Adams, MD PhD.

    Join your colleagues and friends for this wonderful evening celebrating and honoring the accomplishments of medical student and resident award winners. You will receive an email invitation in the near future.

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  8. Blue Sky: Lessons Learned

    Thanks to everyone who contributed to making the Blue Sky event on March 18th a success! 151 staff and faculty from 26 locations joined in an invigorating conversation with Drs. Frank deGruy (Chair, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine) and Macaran Baird (Head, University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health). We appreciate everyone who was able to contribute in person as well as those who kept things running at our clinics and administrative offices.

    Recordings of the talks are available on the DFMCH ReCHARGED website. Staff and faculty were most excited by ideas of:

    • community engagement
    • allowing room for innovation (including failure!)
    • working in teams to support primary care

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  9. Soaring for Change - Update On the 2020 Initiative

    Over 50 members from across the department joined us for a brainstorming session on December 11, 2014. We concluded by folding paper cranes as a personal and collective act toward a more intentional commitment to diversity, inclusion and health equity. Please see them all mounted on the 2nd floor of Alumni Hall welcoming people into the residency hallway.

    We are very excited to report that with the support of the Executive Team we will be embarking upon Phase 2 that we are calling the “Action Phase” built around these concepts:

    Training; Recruiting; Unlearning and learning; Sustaining and retaining; and Tracking (TRUST).

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  10. Blue Sky Event Follow Up

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Blue Sky Event yesterday! This was a great community event. 151 staff and faculty from more than 20 locations gathered to hear from  Dr. Frank deGruy and Dr. Macaran Baird about new ways of thinking in family medicine. Look for videos, a summary and follow-up to come soon.  

    There is still time for everyone to participate in the strategic planning process. You have until tomorrow to complete the Department of Family Medicine Strategic Planning Survey! So far, 341people have completed the survey. If you are one of the 700 people we haven't heard from, you have until tomorrow, March 20th, to complete the Qualtrics survey you received in your email.

    Your answers are confidential. The only people who will have access to the responses are the people doing the analysis. Your individual results will not be identified or reported. Your voice is critical to the future of our department. Please share your opinions and thoughts in the DFMCH ReCHARGED survey.

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