University of Wisconsin–Madison Medical College of Wisconsin

Volume 117, Issue 5

December 2018

Focusing on Physicians: A look at the impact of burnout in Wisconsin and initiatives to ensure access to physicians for rural patients

In Wisconsin, 26% of the population lives in a rural area, yet only 10% of physicians practice in rural areas. In this issue of WMJ, two reports look at the problem of physician burnout, and two more describe innovative efforts to expand the physician workforce in rural Wisconsin to ensure patients will continue to have access to care.

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As I See It
Helicopter Emergency Medical Services: The Financial Burden Patients Face
David M. Marshall, BS

In This Issue
Rural Health in Wisconsin—Looking to the Future
Sarina Schrager, MD, MS, WMJ Associate Editor

Special Reports

Physician Burnout in Wisconsin: An Alarming Trend Affecting Physician Wellness
Anne Hauer, BA; H.J. Waukau, MPA; Peter Welch, MA

Graduate Medical Education Initiatives to Develop the Physician Workforce in Rural Wisconsin
Kimberly Bruksch-Meck, MBA; Byron Crouse, MD; George Quinn; Linda McCart, JD; Kara Traxler, BS

Brief Reports

Factors Influencing Rural Physician Retention Following Completion of a Rural Training Track Family Medicine Residency Program
Colleen Morken, BS; Kimberly Bruksch-Meck, MBA; Byron Crouse, MD; Kara Traxler, BS

Medical Student Wellness in Wisconsin: Current Trends and Future Directions
Brittany Van Remortel, MD, MPH; Emily Dolan, MD; David Cipriano, PhD; Patrick McBride, MD, MPH

Original Research

Pardon the Interruption(s)–Enabling a Safer Emergency Department Sign Out
Ryan J. Thompson, MD; Brian Sharp, MD; Andrew Lee, MD; Jeffrey Pothof, MD; Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA

Cultural and Social Challenges of Diabetes Self-Management Education Through Physicians’ Voices
Laila Azam, PhD, MBA; John Meurer, MD, MBA; David Nelson, PhD; Onur Asan, PhD; Kathryn Flynn, PhD; Paul Knudson, MD; Staci Young, PhD

Review Article

Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship by Incorporating it in Undergraduate Medical Education Curricula
Aaron P. Beck; Kelsey Baubie, MPH, MS; Mary Jo Knobloch, PhD, MPH; Nasia Safdar, MD, PhD

Your Profession

Focus on Community Health
Physician’s Passion Helps Improve the Lives of Victims of Sex Trafficking
Kay Simmons

Dean’s Corner
Learning From Leaders of Academic Medicine
Joseph E. Kerschner, MD

Dean’s Corner
Social Determinants of Health: Fundamental Drivers of Health Inequity
Amy J.H. Kind, MD, PhD, and Robert N. Golden, MD

Metastar Matters
Access to Palliative Care in Rural Wisconsin
DeAnn Richards, RN, BSN, CIC

Index to Articles

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