UW Health: Jarzemsky to receive Max Fox Preceptor Award

Jarzemsky to receive Max Fox Preceptor Award

MADISON, Wis. — Dr. Daniel Jarzemsky will be honored Thursday, June 27, 2013, when officials from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) present him the Max Fox Preceptor Award.

The ceremony will take place at St. Francis Xavier Parish, 2947 Thinnes St., Cross Plains, Wis., following a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. The school and the Wisconsin Medical Alumni Association will host the event.

The Max Fox Preceptor Award is given annually to an outstanding preceptor whose effective service as a mentor and teacher has guided UW medical students. Some 50 physicians across the Badger State volunteer in the preceptorship program.

Jarzemsky has been a preceptor to fourth-year SMPH medical students since 1990 and has participated in the Generalist Partners Program for first- and second-year medical students over the years. He has also supervised a physician assistant and a nurse practitioner student at Marietta College and UW-Oshkosh.

“Dr. Jarzemsky serves as an outstanding role model for our students, and provides each of them with individualized learning experiences in a rural setting,” said Robert Golden, dean of the SMPH.
A primary goal of the SMPH is to increase the number of physicians who practice medicine in Wisconsin, especially in underserved rural and urban settings, added Golden.

“I thank Daniel, the UW Health staff and the Cross Plains community for helping us achieve this goal by providing the resources and displaying the dedication and commitment that has allowed our medical students to gain the experiences needed to improve health in rural communities,” he said.
Jarzemsky joined UW Health – Cross Plains in 1984 as a family practice physician. He also serves as clinical associate professor in the department of family medicine in the SMPH. In 2012, he was appointed medical director of Heartland Country Village Nursing Home.

In Jarzemsky, students witness the life of a physician deeply engaged in his patients and community. In addition to his many medical responsibilities, Jarzemsky serves on the Life Initiative for Fitness Empowerment Committee working to develop a Community Health Center in Cross Plains. He has also served as a volunteer physician at the Women’s State Swim Meet and the Dane County Coalition of Neighborhood Child Health.

Jarzemsky received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Family Practice Residency Program – Wausau.

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.