Meet the Program Coordinator
Dawne M. Vowler
Hello and thanks for visiting our website! I have been in healthcare administration for my entire career, and the vast majority of it has been as a Program Coordinator. I have worked in three major healthcare institutions in Michigan, and have developed long-term relationships, both professional and personal, from all of them. Many of these relationships/ friendships are with former residents and fellows.
I have been at the University of Michigan since 2008, and I enjoy the fact that the University is a thriving place to work and learn. Even in a "non-academic, administrative" position, there is always something to learn here. The networking of our Program Coordinators and Program Directors allows us to pool resources and experiences to ultimately help our residents and fellows and to improve all of our programs. We have the support of a strong and dedicated Graduate Medical Education Department to help maintain continuity and ensure our policies and procedures are in compliance with the national governing bodies. What does this have to do with you? Well, it insures that the University of Michigan has some of the very best, most reputable programs in the entire United States.
On a less serious note, the biggest reason I enjoy being a Program Coordinator is the human touch. Program Coordinators are "mother hens" and that comes naturally to me. I am originally a small-town girl and enjoy time spent getting to know fellows on a personal level, if they so choose.
I am married and have two daughters — 19 and 16. We love the University of Michigan so much that our oldest daughter chose to be a student here — Go Blue! I enjoy cooking and baking with my daughters, reading, socializing with friends, traveling, and keeping up with my girls' schedules and the revolving door of teenagers at our home. Most of my spare time is spent with my family, as family is my passion in life.
I look forward to the possibility of meeting you in the future.
Dawne M. Vowler
Program Coordinator, Fellowship Program
Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School