Professional Development Series (PDS)

Professional Development Series (PDS)

START DATE: Wed, Jan 6, 2021
WHEN: Wednesdays 9-10 am weekly except on the 5th Wed of the month (following our newly scheduled Grand Rounds time from 8-9 am on Wednesdays)

The intention around this series is to build greater discussion and collaboration amongst our faculty on topics around our department and medical campus. Inspired by our Chair’s CARE (Clinical Service, Administrative support/oversight, Research, Education) model, this series will have weekly themes.

THE BASICS: The descriptors below give a sense of the scope of discussion.

Week 1: Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Focus (following our monthly M&M Grand Rounds) Review of Patient Safety data reports: Build awareness of hospital wide shared safety events; Review relevant journal club articles

Week 2: Research Focus
Understand the resources and staff within our department and across our campus; Learn about other research endeavors; Share new studies and recruitment efforts; Highlight significant research articles to review

Week 3: Career Development Focus
Learn about academic faculty resources from the OFA; Participate in medical education didactics with tools to better teach; Know the promotions/tenure process

Week 4: Clinical Care Focus
Understand health inequities around socioeconomic status, race, & gender; Know how to welcome/include racial minorities and LGBTQ+ communities; Highlight best billing and charting practices in our clinical care settings

Week 5: No Session (in months with 5 wks, this will be open time)


Upcoming Professional Development Sessions

  • March 24, 2021: Clinical Care Focus Ways to Spice Up Your Didactics: Zoom or Live – Erin Morris; Kenan Omurtag, MD; Tammy Sonn, MD
  • March 31, 2021: Bonus Week: Well Being Time Off
  • April 7, 2021: Ongoing Rothman – no PDS
  • April 21, 2021: Career Development Focus The Connect Model: Improving our Physician Communications to Patients- Caroline Kahle, MD Internal Medicine
  • April 28, 2021: Clinical Care Focus EPIC Haiku Tips & Tricks: Sarah Driemeier
  • May 5, 2021: Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Focus C/S and Hyst SSI Bundles- Roxane Rampersad, MD; Carla Chung, RN
  • May 19, 2021: Career Development Focus What it Anti-Racism? – Erin Stammp
  • May 26, 2021: Clinical Care Focus Philip Payne – Careers in Bioinformatics & Opportunities at WASHU

Previously recorded PDS will be available HERE for internal audiences who can log into BOX with their WUSTL KEY. No CME credit will be given for these sessions.