Skip to Content

Shared Decision-Making (SDM) Online Skills Course

If you're a clinician and interested in completing our SDM Skills Course, you can request enrollment via the Wolff Learning Academy.

The course is interactive and includes the following modules:

  • The Six Steps of Shared-Decision Making.
  • When Would You Use SDM?
  • What's Stopping You?
  • Listening for Patient Goals and Concerns.
  • Practice the Conversation.
  • SDM With and Without Decision Aids.
  • SDM Implementation: An Overview.
  • Assessment of SDM Conversation Skills.

Eligible participants who complete the course will earn 2 CME credits.

For questions, visit Wolff Learning Academy or e-mail

Future training opportunities are still in development.

Shared Decision-Making (SDM) Coaching and Support

Just starting out or need a little coaching with SDM?

Reach out and speak with one of our experts by emailing Please include your specialty and any specific interests (if applicable).

We will do our best to match you with a mentor for one-off, short-term, or longer-term support.

Experienced with SDM?

We're always looking for ways to support SDM at UPMC and build a network of SDM experts in:

  • Research.
  • Medical education.
  • Clinical administration/quality improvement.

Reach out and let us know about your experience, projects, and/or how the center may be able to help, by emailing You may also submit your work to be featured on our Current Initiatives page.

Looking forward to hearing from you!