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Professional Development

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

UPMC ME Professional Development Subcommittee Co-Chairs


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

Coming Soon — 2021 UPMC Chief Resident/Fellow Bootcamp.

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.  

The Academy of Master Educators

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

UPMC Patient Safety and QI Efforts

Quality improvement (QI) experts Andrew Buchert, MD, and Dennis Phillips, MD, provide GME faculty and program directors with an overview of training and education in the QI process. They also discuss receiving and understanding data on quality metrics and engagement in QI activities.