American Family Children's Hospital

GME Core Curriculum Series

Program Directors' Retreat


"Sharing lessons learned from pilot programs under the ACGME Next Accreditation System (NAS)"


NEW DATE: Tuesday, January 28, 2014: 4:30-7pm, 1325 HSLC


Workshops and Professional Development Sessions

  • Update on NAS Implementation
  • Strategies for Effective Milestone Implementation
  • Using Direct Observation for assessment and learning
  • Designing Comprehensive End-of-Rotation Milestone-based Evaluations

Save the Date: Third Annual Continuum of Health Science Education Conference – March 11, 2014


The UW Hospital and Clinics Office of Graduate Medical Education and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health welcome K. Anders Ericsson, PhD, Conradi Eminent Scholar at Florida State University. Dr. Ericsson will discuss the role of Deliberate Practice in developing the professional expertise of physicians and other learners in the health sciences. For more information, contact Anne Gravel Sullivan, GME Program Manager, at


Previous Educational Events

On February 26, 2013, Eduardo Salas, PhD, Trustee Chair and Professor Psychology, University of Central Florida presented at the second Annual Continuum of Medical Education Conference - “Interprofessional Team Skills in the Health Sciences: From Teaching to Practice.”


The mission of this annual conference was to create an environment of learning and inquiry that fosters collaboration between learners and faculty across the spectrum of health care disciplines. The conference was sponsored by the UW Hospital and Clinics Office of Graduate Medical Education and the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.


2013 Continuum of Medical Education Conference (pdf)


Previous GME Grand Rounds


On June 4, 2012, Greg Ogrinc, MD, General Internist at the White River Junction VA Hospital in Vermont presented on "Teaching About Quality and Systems Along the Development Continuum."  He is the Senior Scholar for the White River Junction VA Quality Scholars Fellowship, the Director of the Office of Research and Innovation in Medical Education (ORIME), and an Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine and of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. He is also the Director of the Quality Literature Program at Dartmouth, which developed the Standards for Quality Improvement Report Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines, a standard structure for sharing improvement work through published literature.


On January 10, 2012, Laurie Curtin, PhD, Director of Match Policy for the National Resident Match Program presented on Impact and Implications of NRMP Match Policy Changes.  Topics covered included the significant changes in NRMP policy implemented this year, as well as the new Match Participation Agreement, the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Policy, and implications for program recruitment practices.


On September 28th, 2011, Debra DaRosa, PhD, MS, Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chair of Education at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago presented on Back to the Old Chalkboard: Rethinking How and What We Teach in Medicine. The morning sessions were designed to be information-sharing and discussion forums targeted to education leaders, faculty and chief residents. The afternoon sessions focused on a variety of key elements critical to effective teaching in medical education.


On August 2, 2011 Molly Cooke, MD, co-author of the 2010 Carnegie Report on Educating Physicians: A Call for Reform of Medical School and Residency (summary of the report findings) presented on Educating Physicians: Opportunities and New Frontiers in GME.


UW Health's Online Pain Management Competency Module


Developed in 2010 by a panel of UW Health experts to address this issue, this interactive, streamlined online module is designed to provide a framework for assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning for pain management in the context of an interdisciplinary team.


The curriculum is designed to help develop competency in pain management and will help meet pain management training requirements for all clinicians. Clinicians will acquire a basic understanding of pain physiology, terminology, classification, history-taking, physical diagnosis and treatment planning. Case studies and video vignettes are used to illustrate content and integrate all of the ACGME/ABMS core competencies into the learning process.


By the end of the module, clinicians will be able to:

  • Recognize the characteristics of the most common types of pain as they relate to basic pain mechanisms
  • Perform a multidimensional pain assessment and establish all relevant diagnoses, including pain-specific diagnoses, medical and psychiatric when present
  • Collaborate effectively as a member of the interdisciplinary team and to engage the patient in treatment planning.
  • Provide evidence-based and safe pain management
  • Develop an effective treatment plan that is balanced, goal-oriented and multimodal
  • Refer patients to specialty care when appropriate
  • Describe the essential elements of responsible opioid prescribing

The module is available with self-paced learning through the Ebling Library online. For more information contact Anne Gravel Sullivan, GME Program Manager at


Curricula in ACGME-required subjects such as Sleep Fatigue Awareness and Coding are available online through Med Hub. Contact Anne Gravel Sullivan, PhD, GME Program Manager at for more information.