January 1, 2011
Welcome to the DFM’s FY10 Annual Report. This report summarizes our activities from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.
Last year truly began on a high note. On July 1, 2009, the Wingra Family Medical Center formally partnered with Access Community Health Centers to create another much-needed Federally Qualified Health Center in South Madison. This affiliation, years in the making, exemplified our commitment to helping communities in need get affordable health care. We not only provide care now, but train others to provide care for years into the future.
Throughout the year, we demonstrated every day how we care for the people of Wisconsin. For example:
- Our clinicians provided front-line care for over 463,000 patient visits at 26 clinics around the state.
- Our statewide education programs trained 30 family physicians and 33 physician assistants to provide desperately needed care throughout the region.
- Our outstanding researchers focused their efforts on one of Wisconsin’s top health priorities: improving nutrition and preventing obesity among specific populations.
And finally, we celebrated. The year ended with a joyous summer weekend commemorating our 40th anniversary. Friends old and new came to Madison to celebrate, learn, and reflect on our journey from upstart physicians to a nationally respected department.
Here’s to another 40 great years!
Valerie Gilchrist, MD
Chair, Department of Family Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Key Facts about the DFM
January 1, 2011
- History: Created in 1970 as one of the original 15 family medicine residency programs in the nation
- National Ranking: Ranked sixth of family medicine departments nationwide in US News & World Report’s 2010 edition
- People: 814 employees; 178 faculty; 104 residents
- Medical Student Education: Statewide medical student education program
- Residency Programs: Five statewide MD/DO programs; over half of graduates practice in Wisconsin
- PA Program: Campus and community-based MPAS program
- Research: $3.7 million in research grant funding
- Patient Care: 26 statewide clinics had over 463,000 patient visits
- Budget: 2009 budget of $89,831,728