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Chapter News

New Wisconsin MACP

(October 2021) Congratulations to Christine S. Seibert, the newest Wisconsin Chapter Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP). MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership.

Join me in congratulating them on this tremendous accomplishment.

Meet the New Wisconsin Governor-elect

(August 2021) Congratulations to the Wisconsin Chapter Governor-elect (GE), Ann M. Maguire, MD, MPH, FACP. Dr. Maguire will complete a year of training as a Governor-elect and then will start her four-year term as Governor in the Spring of 2022. As Governor, Dr. Maguire will serve as the official representative of the College for the Wisconsin Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. In the meantime, Dr. Maguire will be working closely with Dr. Deep (the current Governor) and College staff to learn about the College and her duties as Governor. To learn more about the new GE, read her bio below.

Ann M. Maguire, MD, MPH, FACP

Medical School Education: University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine

Post-Doctoral Training: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 

Board Certifications: Internal Medicine

Present Employment Position: Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin

ACP Chapter and Leadership Activities: Course Faculty Member, Update in Office Based Internal Medicine, ABIM SEP Based Learning Session, Chapter Meeting 2016-2019; Faculty Presenter, 2014 ACP High Value Care MOC Module (sponsored by WIACP) 2016; Faculty Presenter, 2016 ACP High Value Care MOC Module (sponsored by WIACP) 2017; Faculty Presenter, 2016 ACP High Value Care MOC Module (sponsored by WIACP) 2018; Faculty Presenter, Getting it Right: Cases to Improve Diagnosis MOC Module (sponsored by ACP) 2019 

ACP National Activities: Fellowship 2007; Education Committee, Clinical Skills Subcommittee 2007-2012; Course Faculty Member, Primary Care MKSAP Review, ACP MOC Exam Prep Course, 2009; Course Faculty Member, Update in Office Based Internal Medicine, ABIM SEP Based Learning Session (sponsored by ACP) 2009-2013; Collaborator, Preparing the Facilitator Guide and slide deck, ACP 2014 and 2017 High Value Care MOC Module 

Other Appointments/Activities: Medical Director, General Internal Medicine Clinic, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee; Parent Volunteer, Marquette University High School and St. John Vianney Catholic Church 

Areas of Professional Interest and Expertise: Primary Care for Cancer Survivors; Primary Care for Underserved Communities; Continuing Education for Practicing Physicians; Resident and Medical Student Education


Call for Submissions: In the Life of This Wisconsin Doctor

(August 2021) We encourage our chapter members to submit a 500-1500 word narrative about their life or experience, particularly regarding the practice of medicine. The Women’s Committee will be reviewing the submitted articles, and the selected pieces will be shared with the membership through communications from the Governor and through a link on our chapter website to the showcase the collection.

Please see below for the submission details:

The ACP Wisconsin Chapter recognizes the value of sharing struggles, triumphs, and everyday life as a way to foster a sense of meaning in medical practice and remind us of the reasons we chose Internal Medicine and continue in this profession. To that end, we invite you to submit a written account of a part of your experience as a doctor or other meaningful event. Submissions will be reviewed by designated members of the ACP Wisconsin Chapter for appropriateness and interest to other doctors, revisions will be suggested to the author if needed, and, if appropriate, final pieces will be published in a future Governor's Newsletter or Badger Beat (abbreviated electronic newsletter) and on the ACP-WI Chapter website (open to public) and social media platforms (open to public).

Criteria for Submissions

  • Submissions are accepted from any ACP-WI Chapter member at any level of training. 
  • Any narrative about the member's life or experiences will be considered; narratives particularly regarding the practice of medicine, medical training, or patient interactions are particularly desired.
  • Suggested length is 500-1500 words.  Submissions outside this length will be reviewed and may be approved on a case-by-case basis. 
  • We will also consider other submissions related to the practice of medicine, such as poetry or artwork, on a case-by-case basis.
  • Any patient identities should be masked; we will follow these recommendations from Annals on how to do that: https://annals.org/aim/pages/authorsinfoonbeingadoctor.

Please email Delaney Mielke (delaney@svinicki.com) with submissions and a cover letter addressing the patient identifiers as above.

Caring for the Holocaust Survivors by Sophie Kramer, MD


 

ACP-WI Women’s Mentorship Program

(February 2021) The ACP-WI Women’s Committee has formed the ACP-WI Women’s Mentorship Program. This program is designed to develop mentorships for women in medicine. If you are interested in contacting one of these women mentors to ask questions or help as a sounding board, visit the Mentorship page.


Council Election Results

(January 2021) The following for physicians were elected as At-Large members to the Governor’s Advisory Council for 3 year term that began in January, 2021:

  • Dr. Abigail Bales, FACP
  • Dr. Sophie Kramer, FACP
  • Dr. Julie Mitchell, FACP
  • Dr. Marty Muntz, FACP

Congratulations to all of them. Dr. Kramer, FACP and Dr. Mitchell, FACP are newly elected members and Dr. Bales, FACP and Dr. Muntz, FACP are reelected for another 3 year term. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Council members, Dr. Juanita Halls, FACP and Dr. Kim Hetsko, MACP for their decades of service to our chapter and to the American College of Physicians, as well as to our profession.