DFM Announcements

  1. 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... »

  2. 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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  3. Faculty Development Digest

    Swimming Upstream

    The first time I visited Seattle six years ago, a good friend took me to Ballard Locks to see the salmon ladder. What a sight! The salmon faced an incredible challenge-swimming against rushing waters, upstream and up ladders, but they made it.

    Over the past year, I’ve been impressed by the amount of editorials in major journals, conferences and organizations focused on upstream medicine and “right care”, that I am hopeful we are at a tipping point. Read more... »

  4. 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... »

  5. Clark-Forsting Receives Rich Roberts Future Leader Award

    Each year the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP) identifies a Wisconsin family medicine resident to receive the Rich Roberts Future Leader Award. Rich Roberts, MD is a past president of the WAFP and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and an international leader in family ,edicine. This year the WAFP has selected Michelle Clark-Forsting, MD as the recipient of the award. 

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  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. Faculty Development Digest

    What Great Basketball Coaches Can Teach Us About Doctoring

    Tournament Time! The time of year that brings friends, family, and colleagues together to cheer and commiserate over brackets and games. When it comes to the final two weekends, it is often the same teams year after year. What can the coaches of great teams teach us about doctoring?

    Preparation and Fundamentals (John Wooden, UCLA) Read more... »