Apr. 6 - Kenneth B. Simons, MD, senior associate dean for graduate medical education and accreditation and a professor of ophthalmology and pathology, has been elected to the board of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
Mar. 30 - Wauwatosa Now reports on Match Day results for MCW fourth-year medical students. Primary care fields attracted 39 percent of the soon-to-be MCW graduates. Twenty-seven percent of the MCW students will remain in Wisconsin for residency training. Biz Times
Mar. 25 - The Cap Times in Madison reports that Governor Scott Walker’s staff defended his record of support for rural health noting that the Governor’s championed the state’s investment in MCW’s new campuses and residency programs. Governor Walker's 2015-17 budget deletes funding for the rural physician residency assistance program, administered by UW School of Medicine & Public Health's Department of Family Medicine. The Cap Times
Oct. 3 - During National Postdoc Appreciation Week, Harini Aiyer, PhD presented at the University of Louisville on “At the Nexus of Education and Immigration: Career Options for International Graduates and Postdocs in Life Sciences”. Digital Journal
Sept. 24 - ConnectStoughton.com profiles Stoughton, WI, native Michelle Storage, an MCW graduate student in interdisciplinary biomedical sciences. As an undergraduate at UW-Whitewater, Connect Stoughton
Sept. 15 - The AMA Wire, a publication of the American Medical Association, profiles Dr. Kenneth Simons on why he serves as a leader in the association. Dr. Simons is an alternate delegate for the AMA’s Section on Medical Schools. AMA Wire
June 30 - A Wausau Daily News editorial endorses grants of approximately $500,000 from MCW and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to develop a psychiatric residency training program in Central Wisconsin, beginning in 2017. Wausau Daily Herald
June 23 - MCW is providing $185,000 in support of the development of a Central Wisconsin psychiatric residency program. The MCW funds supplement a $370,000 award to North Central Health Care from the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services. Wausau Daily Herald
June 04 - The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has awarded two grants of more than $370,000 each to develop MCW psychiatry residency programs in Central Wisconsin and Green Bay.
June 03 - Jessica Zigman MD, Obstetrics and Gynecology resident, has received the 2014 Jessica S. Lin Award for Clinical Excellence by a Resident Physician. This award recognizes an individual entering the final year of residency training for his/her outstanding clinical and academic performance.
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.
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