The Aurora Internal Medicine Residency offers a learning environment that is nurturing, not intimidating. The expectations are challenging, yet realistic. And resident roles and responsibilities are based on educational goals and career aspirations, not hospital service needs.
Dr. Hamel was born and raised in Pennsylvania and attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before training in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Afterward, he served Inpatient Chief Resident and then joined the faculty at UCSF, where he worked in the Urgent Care, Emergency Room, and Inpatient Wards. While on faculty there, his scholarly work centered on how to teach the clinical reasoning process. He joined Aurora in 2015 as a Primary Care Physician at Aurora St. Luke's Internal Medicine Clinic and later as a Faculty Preceptor in the Aurora Sinai Internal Medicine Resident Clinic. He took over as program director in July 2019. He lives in Brookfield with his wife and sons.
Learn about our dynamic program and diverse training environment.Program Overview
We promote a patient-centered, outcome-based approach to health care.Our Mission & Vision
Training includes resident-based critical care, general ward medicine and consultant specialty services.Inpatient Services
Conferences and learning experiences have been developed to address all major ACGME core competencies.Conferences
Aurora Internal Medicine Residency faculty hold clinical appointments with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and serve as excellent role models and teachers for our residents.
The primary care continuity experience is central to Internal Medicine training. Residents begin their continuity clinic in the fall of the first year. Each clinic functions as a mini group practice, consisting of a teaching attending and three or four residents.
Clinic teams stay together for three years, and the team attending faculty will act as the academic and career advisor for each of these residents. Pre-clinic conference time is used for topic discussion and QA projects.
Over one-third of the residents have their continuity clinic in private office practices and clinics with specialized populations. Residents may elect a second continuity clinic in primary care or a subspecialty of choice during the second and third year.