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Professional Development

The mission of the UPMC ME Professional Development Task Force: To advance the Graduate Medical Education community through research, education, and innovation.

UPMC ME Professional Development Task Force Co-Chairs

Melinda Fiedor Hamilton, MD, MS

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Professor of Critical Care Medicine & Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

President-elect of the Professional Staff, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Director, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Director, Pediatric Simulation at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Simulation Center and Peter M. Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER) UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Julie B. McCausland, MD, MS, FACEP

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Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine

Program Director, UPMC Medical Education Transitional Year


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UPMC GME provides a number of opportunities for professional development for our residents, fellows, and faculty.

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Internal Resources

Enhancing Teaching Skills For Medical Educators Series

  • This series is designed to enhance core teaching and scholarship skills for medical educators of both medical students and residents throughout the UPMC system. The webinar series occurs live through Microsoft Teams from 12:15–1 pm every other month during the academic year.

The Wolff Learning Academy

  • The Wolff Learning Academy, part of the Wolff Center at UPMC, is designed to meet the quality and safety educational needs of healthcare professionals, including executives, physicians, directors/managers, and clinical staff by providing education, tools, and resources based on reliability and improvement science to lead to positive health care outcomes.  

Medical Education Quality Improvement Fundamentals

  • This course is designed to introduce residents and fellows to the fundamentals of quality improvement and provide you with a systematic framework for implementing improvement initiatives. You will learn about the theories and concrete applications of quality improvement, including how to assess your current state, identify gaps and opportunities for improvement, and implement small tests of change cycles.

The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators

  • The Academy of Distinguished Medical Educators recognizes and rewards excellence in education, strives to advance education through innovation and professional development of faculty, and supports and promotes educational scholarship.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional Development Resources

External Resources