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Laura Zakowski, MD



MADISON, WI 53705-2281

(608) 265-1188


Laura Zakowski graduated from the University of Wisconsin Medical School and completed her internship and residency at Oregon Health Sciences University where she also served as Chief Resident. In 1995, she returned to the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health to pursue a Fellowship in General Medicine with an educational focus. Dr. Zakowski is board certified in Internal Medicine.

In addition to practicing medicine, Dr. Zakowski actively teaches and pursues research in resident and medical student education. In 1997, she was appointed Director of the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program and since 1999 has served as Co-Director of the Patient, Doctor and Society (PDS) Course for all first and second year medical students.

Her published educational research ranges from surveying graduates of general medicine fellowships to finding effective methods to teach knowledge, skills and attitudes to small groups of students from faculty and student assessments. Currently, she is investigating innovative approaches to teaching fundamental communication, evidence-based medicine, and behavioral modification skills to students. Recognized as an excellent clinical educator, she is invited to present her research regularly at both national and regional meetings.

In the classroom, clinic and hospital, Dr. Zakowski teaches students and residents in addition to maintaining an active medical practice at the UW-East Clinic where she sees patients with general medical problems.

Search for Laura Zakowski's literature abstracts on PubMed

Zakowski LJ, Cooney TG, Noel GL. Do General Internal Medicine Fellows Find Jobs That Match Their Training? J Gen Intern Med 1998; 13:410-413.

Seibert CS and Zakowski LJ. Understanding Clinical Study Design. WMJ. 1999; 98:34-36.

Keller D and Zakowski LJ. An effective ECG curriculum for 3rd year medical students in a community-based clerkship. Medical Teacher 2000; 22:354-358.