The University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health’s Office of Medical Student Education provides a variety of teaching opportunities for the practicing Family Physician.
Options range from supervising students on site in outreach clinics for the underserved, to providing a longitudinal clinical experience in your own office. Time commitments are flexible and are designed to allow even the busiest clinician to become a valued member of the Department’s teaching team.
“Which students would you like to teach?”
4 ways to get involved – matched to your preferred level of student
A Letter From The Director
Mark Beamsley, MD Director , Office of Medical Student Education
I invite you to participate in the time-honored tradition of medical education at the University of Wisconsin.
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health has an excellent reputation for medical student education. The breadth and depth of our clinical care allows students an opportunity to fully experience the values of our specialty–comprehensive, coordinated, patient centered care that is built on the foundations of interpersonal relationships.
Now, more than ever, you are needed to fulfill a vital role. With the transformation of UW to a School of Medicine and Public Health, our learners come into the clinical arena with a better understanding of the family and community context of care. They are eager to experience “real world” medicine. As Family Physicians, we are well qualified to serve as not only great teachers, but exemplary role models for the physicians of tomorrow.
What’s in it for you?
- Showcase your practice and passion for patient care
- See your practice through the lens of a new learner
- Be stimulated and energized by bright young minds bringing new knowledge and enthusiasm
Earn AAFP CME
- Claim up to 20 hours of AAFP CME credit for teaching
- Receive access to TeachingPhysician.org — allowing you to earn up to 14.50 prescribed credits from AAFP at the time and location most convenient for you.
With experience as both a community preceptor and an academic faculty member in a residency teaching practice, I fully understand the challenges of teaching in the clinical setting. Added time to your busy day and altered work flows are a reality for those who teach. Yet, these challenges are easily outweighed by the professional growth, intellectual stimulation, and personal satisfaction you will derive as you continue the legacy of training and education as spelled out
in our Hippocratic Oath.
I thank you in advance for your time, interest and commitment to medical student education.
Mark Beamsley, MD
Director , Office of Medical Student Education