Fang Volunteers, Influences Young Physicians in Training
The award is given annually to an outstanding preceptor, or clinical instructor, whose selfless service as a mentor and teacher has guided UW-Madison medical students and graduates. Some 50 doctors across the Badger State volunteer in the preceptor program. Many students consider this the capstone experience of their medical education and note that it serves as a springboard into residency education.
Dr. Fang joined ThedaCare Physicians 1998 as a family practice physician. In Dr. Fang, students witness the life of a physician deeply engaged in her patients’ lives and her community.
Dr. Fang received her medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin Family Practice Residency Program in Eau Claire.
Dr. Paul Hunter, MD, medical student program director at the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, will present Dr. Fang her award at Shawano Medical Center on August 18.
The Max Fox Preceptor Award was created by Dr. Herman Shapiro in 1969 to honor his preceptor, Dr. Max Fox. During his 46 years of practicing medicine, Fox greatly influenced the careers of some 4,000 physicians. The annual award honors Wisconsin physicians for their outstanding service as student preceptors.
For more than 100 years, ThedaCare™ has been committed to finding a better way to deliver serious and complex healthcare to patients throughout Northeast Wisconsin. The organization serves over 200,000 patients annually and employs more than 6,800 healthcare professionals throughout the region. ThedaCare has seven hospitals located in Appleton, Neenah, Berlin, Waupaca, Shawano, New London and Wild Rose as well as 35 clinics in 14 counties. It is the first health care organization in Wisconsin to be a Mayo Clinic Care Network Member, giving our specialists the ability to consult with Mayo Clinic experts on a patient’s care. ThedaCare is a non-profit healthcare organization with Northeast Wisconsin’s only level II trauma center, comprehensive cancer treatment, stroke and cardiac programs as well as a foundation dedicated to community service. Construction of ThedaCare Regional Cancer Center in Appleton and ThedaCare Medical Center–Shawano is underway. For more information, visit www.thedacare.org or follow ThedaCare on Facebook and Twitter.