Traci Pawlitschek, MD
Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University
Internship: Legacy Health, Portland OR
Why did you select the University of Wisconsin Dermatology Residency for your training?
I was immediately drawn to how at home I felt at the University of Wisconsin. The residents and faculty have a warm and approachable attitude that is pervasive throughout the department. The attendings and staff are highly dedicated to resident training and it shows in their everyday actions and the enthusiasm they have for education. I felt the program was truly dedicated to their residents and supporting their individualized career paths. Since starting my training, I can definitely say that my initial impressions were accurate! There are no hidden downfalls in this program. I know if I put in the work, I will receive the training I need to become an exceptional dermatologist.
What do you enjoy about living in Madison?
Moving from Portland, Oregon, I actually find many similarities between the two cities. Madison is an incredibly accessible, clean and friendly city with amazing surrounding outdoor space. With a young child, I also appreciate the myriad of family friendly activities from the children’s museum to parks, trails and water activities. Even in the middle of Covid, we have found several places to get out safely and enjoy our time here. I can only imagine how alive the city becomes when they are able to reincorporate their farmer’s markets, concerts and festivals!