Grand Rounds

The Washington University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education (CME) program offers learning opportunities for physicians in practice, allied health professionals and postgraduate trainees. Courses are offered in seminar format, independent study, by teleconference and online.

Grand Rounds

Verified attendance at Department of Ob/Gyn grand rounds is eligible for CME credit. Learners must be registered with the Washington University School of Medicine CME program and sign in before the lecture begins.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic & education administrative time changes, GRs will take place virtually via ZOOM and will start at 8:00 AM starting Wednesday 1/6. Active participation during Q&A is encouraged via appropriate entry in ZOOM chat. Use the link below to connect.

How to get CME credit for Virtual Grand Rounds

Starting in January 2021, you can receive Continued Med Education (CME) credits in one of two ways.

  • “Live Credit” is available upon entry (until 8:15am) onto the ZOOM GR where your FULL NAME is clearly shown. (If logging in on your phone or other device please change your name so that is recognizable).
  • “Enduring CME Credit” is available on our previously recorded GRs up to 3 months from the presentation date. (Recordings will be posted within 24 hours of the original presentation)
    • First, click on and watch the presentation you’d like credit for.
    • Then click the blue “Obtain Enduring CME Credit” link to the right of the recording link.
    • You will be taken to a login page (first time users will need to create a login/password). After self-enrolling into the specific talk, you’ll
      complete an attestation or answer question(s) to claim your Enduring CME Credit.



Upcoming Grand Rounds

March 3, 2021: Weekly Morbidity and Mortality

Hannah French, MD & Brock Polnaszek, MD
Residents, Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine

March 10, 2021:  “Geriatric Psychiatry Essentials for OB-GYNs”

Eric J. Lenze, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Professor of Psychiatry
Washington University School of Medicine

March 17, 2021: “Dermatology – Clinical Pearls for the OB/GYN” 
Kara Blackwell, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Washington University School of Medicine

March 24, 2021: “Treating COVID-19 in the obstetric patient: Lessons from 2020”

Jonathan Hirshberg, MD
Clinical Fellow in Maternal-Fetal Medicine and Surgical Critical Care
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology/Department of Surgery
Washington University School of Medicine

Educational Objectives:
Quantify the risk of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy
Review the data for supportive care interventions
Review the data for antiviral interventions
Understand the experimental treatments under investigation

March 31, 2021: “New Contraceptive Technologies”
Elana Tal, MD, MS
Clinical Fellow, Complex Family Planning
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Washington University School of Medicine

Educational Objectives:
Describe the advantages of the new contraceptive pill, patch, ring, and gel
Understand how to access these new contraceptive options for eligible patients
Explain updated indications for intrauterine devices

Previous Grand Rounds (recorded)

Questions? Please contact us!

For specific information about grand rounds, please contact:

Frances Copeland, Education Specialist
phone: 314.273.5735  email:

Vicki Tegethoff, CME/ Medical Library Coordinator
MO Baptist Med Ctr (MBMC)
phone: 314.996.5531    email:

Andrew E Galakatos MD, Chairman, Grand Rounds (GRs) Committee
phone: 314. 362.2961    email:

Washington University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. Washington University designates each continuing medical education activity for 1 credit hour in category 1 of the Physician’s Recognition Award of the AMA. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.