Family and Community Medicine

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Family Medicine and Pathways

The goal of faculty in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at MCW is to provide Pathway students with early clinical opportunities/experiences to explore the exciting and diverse possibilities of Family Medicine/Primary Care. Direct patient care experiences, seminar series and service learning opportunities through-out the year provide ways to connect the basic sciences and the clinical environment while helping you meet pathway requirements for monthly non-core hours.

Family Medicine Faculty are involved in all five MCW pathways. Students with an interest in primary care generally will choose a primary care faculty advisor since experiences will likely emphasize primary care concepts; however, Family Medicine faculty welcome all students as pathway advisees, regardless of career interest.

If you are interested in a Family Medicine advisor for your pathway, it is best to contact our Program Coordinator, Leslie Patterson ( The Coordinator can help match you to an appropriate Family Medicine faculty member, based on your interests. Students in any pathway, with any faculty advisor from any department, are to join us and participate in the FMLC.

  • Family Medicine Learning Coordinator: Leslie Patterson, PhD
                                                            Phone: 414-955-8710 or 414-955-4333

We also have Family Medicine faculty liaisons for each pathway that students could use as a contact point for pathways with faculty in the DFCM:

  • Master Clinician Pathway:                  Nancy Havas, MD
  • Clinician Educator Pathway:               Karen Hulbert, MD
  • Global Health Pathway:                      Jim Sanders, MD
  • Urban & Community Health Pathway:  Isaac Pierre, MD
  • Physician Scientist Pathway:               Ken Schellhase, MD


Please check out St. Joseph's Family Medicine Residency's website for information on pathway opportunities and project ideas taking place at St. Joseph's! Their webpage can be found at:
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