DFM Announcements

  1. "Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief

    Task Force: Research

    Update: The goal of the DFMCH research task force is to establish a framework to best allow our department to perform innovative, cutting-edge primary care research that improves education, patient care and community health.

    To better tie our research to the education we deliver, the research task force and Madison residency faculty and staff are developing a research pathway for second- and third-year residents to start in July 2017.

    Read more... »

  2. Healthcare Reform: Falling Backward?

    Although healthcare reform was not a dominant issue in the presidential campaign, it is now front and center with significant changes or a full repeal of Obamacare looming. What is known about President-elect Trump’s healthcare proposal and how can we counsel patients who have questions about their coverage?

    President-elect Trump’s proposal draws significantly from House Speaker Ryan’s “A Better Way” plan.  

    The main tenets are: Read more... »

  3. "Charged Up" Strategic Planning Brief

    To communicate the DFMCH ReCHARGED strategic planning process, we are introducing the “Charged Up” brief with implementation updates.

    Background: As you remember, each task force developed a proposal that described their issue, reviewed best practices and advocated for a particular strategy or strategies for DFMCH. As implementation moves forward, we will be requesting updates from the implementation teams and sharing them with you. Read more... »

  4. It Starts With Me: Nov 3, 2016

    We hope you are able to join us for the third session of  “It Starts With Me: Conversations about Identity, Privilege and Intersectionality.” 

    We will be in the Wingra Clinic Bay Creek Conference Room, Nov 3, 2016 (12:30 – 1:30PM), but again we will have video conferencing available.  Please let Ann Schensky know as soon as possible if you would like your site to participate so we can set it up. Read more... »

  5. 2016 Renner / Hansen Reception & Awards - Nov 9, 2016

    Please join us for the annual “John H. Renner, MD Wisconsin Idea Award” and “Marc Hansen, MD Lecture” Reception and Awards.

    Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2016
    Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
    Location: Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center – Madison, Wisconsin

    We will be presenting the following awards: Read more... »

  6. It Starts With Me: Conversations about Identity, Privilege and Intersectionality.

    Thanks to those of you who were able to join us for our second session “It Starts With Me: Conversations about Identity, Privilege and Intersectionality.”  If you missed this event you may find the material at https://inside.fammed.wisc.edu/2020-diversity-initiative.  As a follow up to our discussions this month, think about the following:

    On the topic of race as a social construct

    Find a colleague and Read more... »

  7. UW Health Quality and Safety Week - October 10-13

    Join UW Health for a variety of engaging talks and activities October 10-13, 2016.

    See website for full details

    There are several “Take Five” speed sharing/learning sessions (covering five improvement projects in 30 minutes!), talks on handoffs, health care acquired infections and safe pain management, along with a patient experience panel discussion (featuring Dr. Elizabeth Perry) and more. Read more... »

  8. Setting SMART Goals

    SMART Goals



    During our annual review, we are asked to write our goals for the year. Similarly, residents and medical students are periodically asked to write their goals. The SMART goal framework is one effective method of clarifying your goals. Goals are focused on plans for learning and development to address a performance goal or career goal. SMART GOALS are:

    ·       Are clear, specific accountabilities Read more... »

  9. Putting Away the Pom Poms and Becoming an Effective Coach

    Putting Away the Pom Poms and Becoming an Effective Coach


    As medical educators, our goal is to give constructive feedback on what students/residents do effectively, and what needs improvement. The ultimate goal is for the learner to effectively identify their limitations, identify specific goals and for us to guide them in achieving the goals.

      Read more... »

  10. Statewide Grand Rounds - Sept 14, 2016

    Date/Time: September 14, 2016 — 12:30-1:30 PM

    Location: Mendota Conference Room—3rd Floor, Alumni Hall

    What Next for the PCMH: Letting Go of Humpty Dumpty

    Presented by: Read more... »