A medical student receives a stethoscope with a smile
Student Life
November 22, 2017 VOL 19 NO 3

Stethoscopes a Heartfelt and Symbolic Gift to New Medical Students

Dictionaries define stethoscopes in practical terms, but the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association added “symbolic gift” to the meaning — as generous alumni of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health bestow these tools upon entering medical students each fall.

Medical school classmates Gail Allen and Elizabeth Neary
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July 15, 2017 VOL 19 NO 2

Two Pediatricians Share Non-Traditional Paths to Success

In 1996, Quarterly magazine profiled two University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health alumni who, in their quests to balance career and family, took an unconventional step: they shared a pediatrics residency at UW Children’s Hospital (now called the American Family Children’s Hospital).

John Drawbert
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April 15, 2017 VOL 19 NO 1

A Career Dedicated to Patient- Centered Care

Ask John Drawbert, MD ’80, what accounts for OakLeaf Surgical Hospital’s extraordinary patient satisfaction rankings, and he’ll tell you it’s about being present.

Susan Isensee
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November 15, 2016 VOL 18 NO 3

Making a Difference

When Susan Isensee, MD ’83 (PG ’86), was named the 50th president of the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association (WMAA) on July 1, 2016, she knew just what she would do with her two-year appointment.

Smiling doctor high fives a young patient
Feature Story
July 15, 2016 VOL 18 NO 2

A Decade of Progress: Melding Medicine and Public Health

A decade ago, the University of Wisconsin Medical School became the nation’s first school to fully integrate medicine and public health, signifying its dedication to address society’s most challenging health-related problems.

Lauree Thomas
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July 15, 2016 VOL 18 NO 2

The Faith to Be Great

Early in spring 2016, a graduating medical student at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston stopped into the office of Lauree Thomas, MD ’79, saying, “I want you to know that your faith in me was justified.” 

Jeff Thompson and Sue Turney
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April 15, 2016 VOL 18 NO 1

Alumni Lead Two UW Academic Campuses

Distinguished University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health alumni hold top leadership roles at two of the health care systems within the school’s Statewide Campus.

Angela Gibson
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January 15, 2016 VOL 18 NO 4

A Hero Furthers Her Training and Skills

On Sunday, April 20, 1998, the lives of seven people and their families were irrevocably changed when a mentally ill man boarded a Madison, Wisconsin, city bus, poured a can of gasoline on passengers and lit a match. This horrific event is etched in Madison’s collective memory.

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January 15, 2016 VOL 18 NO 4

Advancing Health Equity

How can we best advance health and hasten health improvements for people who disproportionately suffer poor health outcomes? How can a lens of health equity influence decisions we make?