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 & until further notice, GRs will take place virtually via ZOOM on Wednesdays at 7:00 am September 2020 – May 2021. Active participation during Q&A is encouraged via appropriate entry in ZOOM chat. Use the link below to connect.


Upcoming Grand Rounds

  • September 16: “Today’s OBGYN: On the Front Line of America’s Opioid Crisis
    Ashley E. Veade, MD, Assistant Professor; WashU OBGYN
    Educational Objectives: To review the background of the opioid epidemic; To review current prescribing trends and current death rates; To review current literature on opioid prescribing and patient usage as it relates to cesarean section and hysterectomy.
  • September 23: “The current state of Same-Day Discharge in Gynecologic Surgery”
    Elise C. Bardawil, MD, Assistant Professor; WashU OBGYN
    Educational Objectives: Discuss the risks and benefits of same-day discharge; Examine the current literature on issues surrounding same-day discharge; Review tips for implementation of same-day discharge.
  • September 30: “Telehealth at WUSM 2020 and Beyond”
    Sam B. Bhayani, MD, Holekamp Family Endowed Chair in Urology; Professor, Urologic Surgery; Chief Medical Officer, Faculty Practice Plan; WUIMIS
    Educational Objectives: Explain current legal, medical, and operational aspects of telehealth.

Previous Grand Rounds (recorded)

How to get CME credit for Virtual Grand Rounds

Continued Med Education (CME) credits will be available upon entry onto the ZOOM system where your FULL NAME is clearly shown for processing and then later, upon request, for the WashU CME office.

Questions? Please contact us!

For specific information about grand rounds, please contact:
Patti Sasse, Education Coordinator
phone: 314.362.1016    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.