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UPMC Graduate Medical Education Podcasts

GMEcast is an education resource for the entire GME community.  Each 15 to 20 minute podcast features GME experts discussing topics especially curated to support and bolster your training program. 

Each podcast is approved for 0.5  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™.

Physicians and the Military

This podcast discusses Physicians in the Military, with specific focus on deployment, benefits, and the real need for physicians in all branches of the military. Dr. Greg Bump, our DIO, interviews Dr. Gregory Watson, a general and trauma surgeon and Dr. Watson also shares incredibly meaningful experiences and thoughts from his military service.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the differences between active military service as a physician compared to service in the reserves
  2. Describe how to learn more about service opportunities in the military
  3. Describe different paths to service in the military as a physician
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Clinical Informatics Education and Research for GME Trainees

This podcast discusses Clinical Informatics, including its impact on patients and the healthcare system and how clinical informatics is used at UPMC. Join Drs. Bump and Bober as they discuss the current Clinical Informatics opportunities for GME trainees and the exciting outlook for Clinical informatics as a career.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define Clinical Informatics and its impact on patient care.
  2. Describe the different domains of clinical informatics.
  3. Discuss current opportunities to be involved in Clinical Informatics for GME trainees.
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Patients with Serious Illness: Understanding and Using the Serious Illness Risk Indicator

Please join Drs. Greg Bump, DIO and Dr. Jane Schell as they discuss the Serious Illness Risk Indicator (SIRI), a UPMC tool which uses artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to display a patient’s risk of serious illness. In this podcast, Drs. Bump and Schell describe how to use SIRI and how SIRI can help UPMC meet institutional goals, including decreasing hospital mortality, readmissions, and improving the patient experience. Listen now

A Framework for Medical Error Disclosure

Medical error disclosure is challenging and many healthcare providers do not receive dedicated training for this difficult task.  Please join Drs. Hamilton and Brown as they outline a practical framework to follow when disclosing medical errors. 

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EHR Best Practices: Navigating the New "Open Notes"

Please join Drs. Kristian Feterik and Julie McCausland discuss  maximizing your impact in providing optimal patient care in the "Open Notes” era. Learn how real time accessibility of "Open Notes” can empower patients and families towards better health awareness with EHR best practices.

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Healthcare Disparities I: Community Engagement

Please join Ms. Susan Baida from the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion as she speaks with Dr. Julie McCausland about UPMC's efforts to address the impact of the 2019 Pittsburgh disparities report. Current UPMC initiatives to counter these disparities and community resources for these efforts are shared while highlighting the intersecting narratives of healthcare, communities, and medical education and how they are united.

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Disclosing Medical Errors

Please join Dr. Greg Bump, DIO and Chaton Turner, JD, UPMC Senior Associate Counsel and Senior Director Disabilities Services for part 2 of a discussion on medical errors. Medical error disclosure can be stressful and frightening for physicians. This podcast describes the frequency of medical errors and provides guidance on how to talk about this sensitive topic with patients and families.

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Healthcare Disparities II: Medical Education

Please join Drs. Julie McCausland and Tracey Conti for part II of our podcast on healthcare disparities. Dr. Conti speaks to the challenges in improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) at the individual program level in graduate medical education at UPMC. System and program level approaches are discussed, and efforts towards meaningful change in medical education are reflected upon. 

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The Practical Aspects of Error and Safety Event Reporting

Please join Dr. Greg Bump, DIO and Chaton Turner, JD, UPMC Senior Associate Counsel and Senior Director Disabilities Services, as they discuss the practical aspects of error and safety reporting. This podcast focuses on the frequency and types of medical errors as well as barriers to reporting medical errors. The speakers also discuss the process for error reporting at UPMC and what to expect after an error is reported.

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Archived Podcasts

Exploring the Holistic Review of Resident Applications and the Impact of Building a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Culture

This podcast reviews Holistic Review and the impact of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Holistic Review is a process of evaluating an applicant as a “whole” with careful consideration of her/ his journey through personal experiences, attributes, and academic performance/ metrics, such that there is no disproportionate focus on only 1 factor.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Establishing and maintaining a safe culture is the cornerstone of achieving trustworthiness within a health care organization. The purpose of this podcast is to define the types of sexual harassment that may occur in the health care environment and identify resources available, which results in a workforce that feels free to speak up and identify risk without punitive retaliation.
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Quality Improvement and the Integration of Graduate Medical Trainees into UPMC Patient Safety and QI Efforts

Quality improvement is an important process during medical training. This podcast provides program directors and GME faculty with an overview of training and education in the QI process, receiving and understanding data on quality metric and engagement in quality improvement activities. UPMC QI resources are also discussed.

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The UPMC WELL Toolkit

The UPMC WELL Toolkit is an excellent resource for all GME faculty and trainees. Here, we describe the rationale behind this Toolkit, content areas, and how to use and tailor the WELL Toolkit to your GME program.
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Delivering Effective Feedback in GME

Delivering effective feedback is key in any GME program. This podcast defines effective and ineffective feedback as well as offers tips and tricks to make feedback delivery part of your daily teaching.
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Resident Well-Being—the fundamentals

Physician well-being, including burnout, are important topics for all GME faculty and trainees. This podcast describes physician burnout, including how it can affect lives and how to recognize the signs and symptoms.
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