Dr. Kathlyn Fletcher is an associate professor of Internal Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee VAMC. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from DePauw University. She then attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, where she graduated with Honors in 1996. She stayed at the University of Chicago Hospitals for Internal Medicine residency training. She completed a health services research fellowship at the University of Michigan in the Robert Wood Johnson/VA Clinical Scholars Program. While she was there, she also received an MA in Higher Education Administration from the School of Education. She joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Medicine in 2003.
Dr. Fletcher is a hospitalist at the Milwaukee VAMC. As an associate program director in the Internal Medicine residency program, her main role is to promote and facilitate research scholarship for the residents. She is also the faculty mentor for the VA’s Chief Resident for Quality and Safety.
Dr. Fletcher loves research and mentoring. She has been funded by VA HSRD, the ACGME and AHRQ. She has mentored many students, residents and faculty members in their pursuit of scholarship. The focus of Dr. Fletcher’s own research has been the interaction between graduate medical education and patient care. Topics of her work include patient perceptions of bedside rounds, the impact of discontinuity on patient outcomes, and how best to measure and allocate work between physicians. She has published more than 50 papers on these topics.