Eva’s Excerpt May 2024

Embracing Both/And Thinking: A Journey of Growth and Humility As we gather to celebrate the commencement of our graduating students across the medical school campus, we stand at the threshold of a new beginning. Our graduating students have dedicated countless hours to studying and practicing their craft and have navigated unprecedented challenges – from impacts […]

Griffey Installed as GME Director of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

The Graduate Medical Education office is pleased to announce Dr. Richard Griffey as the new GME Director of Patient Safety and Quality Improvement. Beginning in July 2024, Dr. Griffey will lead the GME efforts in patient safety and quality improvement curricula and initiatives while helping to ensure the GME Consortium meets ACGME Institutional Requirements. Dr. […]

WUSM Collaborates on Multi-Institutional Study on Disparities in Grading

Washington University School of Medicine (WashU) will serve as a key collaborator in an American Medical Association (AMA) ChangeMedEd Innovation Grant entitled, “Identifying Disparities in Clinical Grading to Promote Equity: A Multi-Institutional Study”. Tai Lockspeiser, MD, MHPE, of the University of Colorado is the Principal Investigator. The aim of this multi-institutional study is to advance […]

Wallace Named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs

Colleen Wallace, MD, has been named Assistant Dean of Student Affairs effective August 2023. Dr. Wallace first came to WashU as a medical student in 1997. Upon graduation, she completed her pediatric residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and promptly transitioned into a successful clinician/educator journey. Along the way, she has served as the Co-Director […]

Sonn Named Associate Dean of Student Affairs

Tammy Sonn, MD, has been named Associate Dean of Student Affairs effective January 2024. The Associate Dean of Student Affairs is responsible for providing proactive leadership for the delivery of programs and services to support medical students’ academic achievement as well as personal and professional development across the student lifecycle. Dr. Sonn began her career […]

WashU Addresses AI Technology

Dear Members of the WashU Community,   There has been much discussion recently surrounding the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI), AI that uses algorithms to quickly produce content such as text, images, music, videos, code, or other media through the use of commands or prompts.   The power and functionality of these tools has great potential to be incredibly beneficial across all disciplines and among all organizations. Examples […]

WUSM Faculty, Students, and Inter-Professional Colleagues Present at CGEA 2023

Washington University School of Medicine was well represented at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) 2023 Central Group on Education Affairs (CGEA) Regional Meeting (Indianapolis, IN, April 18-20, 2023). Congratulations to these authors and their presentations! •    Carrie C. Coughlin, S. Richard Dunham, Meredith Lehman, Lisa Zickuhr, Nicholas L. Griffith, & Janice L. Hanson o    Innovations […]

Mattar named Director of Global Health Education and Partnerships at the SOM

The School of Medicine is committed to building sustainable partnerships and learning opportunities for our students and communities here and abroad. As part of this focus, several initiatives have been implemented. Those include the Health Equity and Justice Curriculum, the Global Health Advocacy Explore and a new intentional streamlined process for Global Health learning and […]

GME Leadership Changes

Tia Drake, our Designated Institutional Official and Executive Director of GME, has made the difficult decision to step down from her role to take on the role of Executive Director of the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME). Tia has been deeply involved in AHME for many years, is passionate about the work they do, […]