DFM Announcements

  1. Family Medicine Solstice 2015

    Family Medicine Solstice 2015

    Yesterday, we celebrated another winter solstice. The turning point in the year when the days get longer is reason to celebrate, even though the next few weeks will feel very much the same. It is proof that small changes can make a difference and lead to big changes down the road. As the year ends, it is a good time to reflect on family medicine’s solstices (“turning points”) in 2015.   Read more... »

  2. Vision Conference Task Forces and Members Update

    Based on the results of the Vision Conference, the DFMCH ReCHARGED Steering Group has established four additional task forces to research best practices and problem-solve around our four mission areas.

    We are happy to announce the following Task Forces and members:

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  3. Call for Nominations - McGovern-Tracy and Scholars Awards

    On behalf of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, I invite you to take advantage of our streamlined process for nominating 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Medical Students and 2nd and 3rd year Family Medicine Residents and Faculty/Community Preceptors for the following awards:  

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  4. Save the Date - May 11, 2016

    Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Faculty Development Workshop
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Pyle Center

    McGovern-Tracy and Scholars Awards Event
    5:30 - 8:00 PM at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center

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  5. Mastery Musing

    I’m a big fan of The Great British Bake Off where amateur competitors show off their baking techniques and are judged by master bakers Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.  The show is divided into three “bakes,” the second of which is the technical bake. The technical bake is usually a more obscure recipe that the competitors have never done. The bakers have to apply their knowledge and skills from other recipes in the technical bake.  Often, whoever wins this segment is deemed the “master baker” for the show. Read more... »

  6. DFMCH ReCHARGED Strategic Planning Update - Task Force Members Wanted!

    The ReCHARGED Steering Group is seeking nominations of clinic staff and/or managers who are interested in participating in the Clinical Care Task Force for strategic planning. This task force will be researching best practices and developing a proposal around the vision statements from the Vision Conference. Read more... »

  7. Whole Me, Whole We - Workshop - Oct. 23, 2015

    Please join us for a Primary Care Workshop.

    Whole ME, Whole WE: Our Roadmap to Wellness

    Date: October 23, 2015
    Time: 8:30AM (with a continental breakfast ) to 4:00PM
    Location: AT&T Lounge, Pyle Center Madison, Wisconsin

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  8. Family Medicine Prairies

           Family Medicine Prairies

    One of the highlights of my drive to work is going past Prairie Moraine Park. This happens to house (IMHO) the best dog park in the world and I have enjoyed many hours exploring the park over the years with my four-legged friends. I never tire of watching the park transform itself after “the burn” in the spring. Family medicine is once again transforming to address the healthcare needs of our country in the context of a shifting healthcare landscape.  How our family medicine prairie of the future will look has yet to be defined and there are many opportunities to be involved in the regeneration. Here are a number of national and local initiatives that are “prairie-esque.”

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  9. Visioning Our Future

    Last Thursday, 73 staff and faculty from 17 locations gathered at a Vision Conference to imagine the possibilities for the future of DFMCH. During this session, we worked in small and large groups to develop Vision Statements around our mission areas: Read more... »

  10. UW Health Quality and Safety Week: October 26-29

    Mark your calendar for these talks and activities.

    Keynote Talk

    Kenneth E. Wood, DO, will deliver the keynote talk, "The Quality Cost Interface in the Era of Health Care Reform," on Wednesday, October 28 at noon (HSLC 1335). Dr. Wood is Chief Medical Officer for the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Lunch provided (while supplies last). Add a reminder to your Outlook calendar

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