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MCW Graduate Medical Education (GME) News

Fox Valley family medicine residency program restructured

April 16 - The Fox Valley Family Medicine Residency Program will transition from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to a consortium of healthcare institutions consisting of ThedaCare, Ministry Health Care (which includes Affinity Health System) and the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Recently-Matched Medical Students Provide Advice on How to Prep for Residencies

Apr 8 - Fourth-year Michigan State University College of Human Medicine student Bradley Burmeister, who matched into Emergency Medicine at MCW, advises medical students prepping for the Match to apply broadly in their specialty. AMA Wire

New Green Bay Psychiatry Residency Slots Address Region’s Shortage of Psychiatrists

Apr 3 - An article in the Peshtigo Times reports on the shortage of psychiatrists in northern Wisconsin and the announcement that MCW has secured about half the funding needed to start a new residency program in Green Bay that will train future psychiatrists. Peshtigo Times

Match Day Reveals Where Graduating Medical Students Will Do Residency Training

Mar 26 - At Match Day on March 21, 54 (29.5 percent) of the 178 MCW graduating medical students learned that they will remain in Wisconsin for their residency training. WauwatosaNOW

Alumnus establishes David S. Haskell, MD Endowed Chair in Orthopaedic Education

Already extremely active with his alma mater, a Medical College of Wisconsin alumnus has made a substantial gift to establish an endowed chair supporting teaching and training in orthopaedic surgery at MCW.

Future directions-Profiles in Primary Care

While much is influenced by external forces, the strength and success of primary care in the years to come may depend on individual choice, adaptation and the development of new ideas. In the third and final installment of this multipart series, alumni discuss the future directions of primary care.

Residency Program to Tackle State Psychiatrist Shortage

Mar 7 - The Green Bay Press Gazette featured the psychiatry residency program MCW is developing in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. Green Bay Press Gazette

Dr. Ebert Receives Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Grant

Feb 25 - Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy announced that Allison Ebert, PhD, is one of eight scientists worldwide who will share in $600,000 in basic science research awards to study the disorder. Families of SMA

VA System Creates Seven New Psychiatry Residency Slots for Northeast Wisconsin

Feb 25 - MCW’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, in partnership with the Milwaukee VA, will oversee the training of seven new psychiatry residency slots in northeast Wisconsin. WauwatosaNOW

Dr. Simons Unanimously Reelected Chair of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board

Jan 28 - Dr. Ken Simons was unanimously reelected chair of the State of Wisconsin Medical Examining Board. Wisconsin Medical Society

Dr. Clifford Serves as Keynote Speaker at Wayne State’s Postdoc Appreciation Week

Oct 22 - Philip Clifford, PhD, provided the keynote address at Wayne State University’s inaugural Postdoc Appreciation Week. Prognosis E-News

FICA refunds 1997-2005 (Updated March 8, 2013)

The Internal Revenue Service has made an administrative determination to accept the position that housestaff are exempt from FICA taxes based on the student exception for tax periods ending before April 1, 2005.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery Fellowship Believed to be One of Only Two in the Nation

Aug 2 - The August (Georgia) Chronicle reports that MCW and Georgia Regents University are believed to be the only medical schools in the nation to offer a one-year pediatric orthopaedic surgery fellowship program. August (Georgia) Chronicle

Combined Medicine-Geriatrics Residency Program

July 16 - MCW’s medicine-geriatrics combined residency program, which was the first of its kind in the United States, was featured in a blog about training for geriatricians. Elderbranch

Dr. Simons Named to Board of National Resident Matching Program

May 20 - Dr. Kenneth Simons was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program. benzinga.com

Dr. Simons Named to Board of National Resident Matching Program

May 27 - Dr. Kenneth Simons has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program. WauwatosaNOW

Governor’s Budget Includes Funds for Community-Based Medical Education Programs

Feb. 19 - Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal includes $7.4 million for MCW’s community-based medical education campuses, $1.75 million to expand MCW’s family and community medicine residency program, $4 million to help rural hospitals pool their resources and apply for graduate medical education accreditation, and $1 million to support medical residencies. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In a competitive market, new scientists seek career advice

Apr. 26 - An article in Science Magazine discusses the myIDP tool, an individual development plan designed to match scientists’ skillsets and interests with a variety of career paths. Science Magazine

State Committee Supports Funding for New Campuses, Expanded Primary Care Residencies

June 3 - Wisconsin’s state budget committee approved $7.4 million to help MCW develop new campuses in the Green Bay area and Central Wisconsin. WisPolitics.com

Congratulations to the Class of 2012

The 99th annual commencement took place on May 18 at the Milwaukee Theatre, at which the Medical College of Wisconsin and its Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences awarded 202 MD, 38 PhD, 27 MS, 4 MA, and 18 Master of Public Health degrees, as well as bestowed numerous honors.

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