Development Stage - Structure of Curriculum

​​​​​​​​Timeframe: September 2013 - June 2014

  • Committees were charged with defining the length, position, and general composition for each block, clerkship, and transition experience in the new curriculum. Two additional committees worked to develop plans for assessment and evaluation and a new governance structure.
  • In March 2014, the curriculum renewal steering committee presented proposals for the foundations and patient care phases of the curriculum, as well as for a clinical immersion at the start of medical school, plans for transitions between blocks and clerkships, and scholarship, assessment/evaluation, and governance.
  • The curriculum renewal steering committee, led by Drs. Robert Steiner and Mark Whipple, held a public comment period throughout March 2014. This series of listening sessions was intended to garner feedback, comments, questions and ideas from the UWSOM community. More than 120 individuals from across the WWAMI region participated in these listening sessions.
  • Following the public comment period, the steering committee presented a revised proposal to the UW Medicine senior leadership retreat in April 2014. The proposal was met with enthusiasm from UWSOM leadership, and the curriculum renewal is moving forward, to the content development stage.

Individual Committees and Membership 

Steering Committee
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Co-Chair: Robert Steiner, PHD – Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Co-Chair: Mark Whipple, MD – Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Suzanne Allen, MD, MPH – Vice Dean for Regional Affairs
Norm Beauchamp, MD – Professor and Chair, Radiology
Wylie Burke, MD, PhD – Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Jan Carline, PhD – Professor, Medical Education
Ellen Cosgrove, MD – Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Laurel Desnick, MD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Anne Eacker, MD – Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Anne Gayman – Fourth-Year Medical Student
Erika Goldstein, MD – Associate Dean for the Colleges
Margaret Isaac, MD – Assistant Professor, Medicine
Sara Kim, PhD – Research Professor, Surgery
Trish Kritek, MD – Associate Medical Director of Critical Care, Medicine
Phil Mixter, PhD - Clinical Associate Professor, Immunology
Tom Montine, MD, PhD – Alvord Professor and Chair, Pathology
Mara Rendi, MD – Assistant Professor, Pathology
Tim Robinson, PhD – Interim Director and Assistant Dean, Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education
Michael Ryan, MD – Associate Dean for Curriculum
Sage Coe Smith – Fourth-Year Medical Student
Sherilyn Smith, MD – Professor, Pediatrics
Richard Veith, MD – Professor and Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Marj Wenrich, MPH – Chief of Staff, UW Medicine

 

​​ Foundations Committee

Co-Chair: Tom Montine, MD, PhD – Alvord Professor and Chair, Pathology
Co-Chair: Robert Steiner, PhD – Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Isabel Casimiro, PhD – Second-Year Medical Student
Jim Champoux, PhD – Professor and Chair, Microbiology
David Conley, PhD – Clinical Assistant Professor, Anatomy
Basak Coruh, MD – Fellow, Pulmonary & Critical Care
Michael Duyzend – Fifth-Year MD/PhD Student
Zachary Goldberger, MD – Acting Assistant Professor, Cardiology
Ashley Jefferson, MD – Associate Professor and Director of Renal Education, Nephrology
Steve Moseley, PhD – Professor, Microbiology
Wendy Mouradian, MD – Associate Dean for Regional affairs
Jeannie Padowski, MD – Senior Fellow, Radiology
Darryl Potyk, MD – Assistant Dean for Regional Affairs
David Rainey – Fourth-Year Medical Student
Michael Ryan, MD - Associate Dean for Curriculum
Fernando Santana, MD – Physiology & Biophysics
Jane Shelby, PhD – Assistant Dean, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Bruce Silverstein, MD – Clinical Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology

 

Patient Care Committee

Co-Chair: Richard Veith, MD – Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Co-Chair: Mark Whipple, MD – Associate Professor, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Tom Benedetti, MD – Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Margaret Chapman, MD – Resident Physician, Internal Medicine
Jay Erickson, MD – Assistant Dean for WWAMI Clinical Phase, Montana
Byron Joyner, MD, MPA – Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Amanda Kost, MD – Assistant Professor, Family Medicine
Andrew Luks, MD – Associate Professor, Medicine
Karen McDonough, MD – Associate Professor, Medicine and Internal Medicine
Tom McNalley, MD – Attending Physician, Rehabilitation Medicine
Heather McPhillips, MD – Professor, Pediatrics
Doug Paauw, MD – Professor, Medicine and Internal Medicine
Russ Van Gelder, MD, PhD – Boyd K. Bucey Professor and Chair, Ophthalmology
George Novan, MD – Clinical Professor, Medicine
Evelyn Perez, Fourth-Year Medical Student
Elizabeth Clark, Fourth-Year Medical Student
Wade See, Fourth-Year Medical Student

 

Immersions, Transitions, and Scholarship Committee

Co-Chair: Norm Beauchamp, MD – Professor and Chair, Radiology
Co-Chair: Conrad Liles, MD, PhD – Associate Chair and Professor, Medicine
Suzanne Allen MD, MPH – Vice Dean for Regional Affairs
Ruth Ballweg, MPA, PA-C – Director, MEDEX Northwest
Mary Barinaga, MD – Assistant Clinical Dean, WWAMI Idaho
Derek Blechinger – Fourth-Year Medical Student
Paula Carvalho, MD – Professor, Medicine
Emily Cedarbaum – Medical Student
Sharon Dobie, MD – Professor, Family Medicine
Evan Eichler, PhD – Professor, Genome Sciences
Susan Graham, MD, MPH, PhD – Assistant Professor, Medicine and Infectious Diseases
Jon Ilgen, MD – Assistant Professor, Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Genevieve Pagalilauan, MD – Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
Tim Robinson, PhD – Interim Director and Assistant Dean, Wyoming WWAMI Medical Education
Nancy Sugg, MD – Associate Professor, Medicine
Kelly Treder – Fourth-Year Medical Student

 

Governance Committee

Chair: Wylie Burke, MD, PhD – Professor, Department of Bioethics & Humanities
Jan Carline, PhD - Professor, Medical Education
William Catterall, PhD – Professor and Chair, Pharmacology
Ellen Cosgrove, MD – Vice Dean for Academic Affairs
Jim Champoux, PhD – Professor and Chair, Microbiology
Erika Goldstein, MD – Associate Dean for the Colleges
Mark Green, JD – Associate Dean for Business
Rich Hillman, MD – Retired – Former Clinical Assistant Dean, WWAMI Wyoming
Tom Montine, MD, PhD – Alvord Professor and Chair, Pathology
Jane Shelby, PhD – Assistant Dean, University of Alaska, Anchorage
Barbara Van Ess – Director of Personnel Policy, UW Medicine
Richard Veith, MD – Professor and Chair, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Marj Wenrich, MPH – Chief of Staff, UW Medicine

 Committee Reports and Results

Next Steps

Implementation Stage - Content Development: The content development stage of curriculum renewal will involve the creation of course content for the blocks, threads, and themes, as well as for the patient care phase, immersion experience, intersessions, and scholarship.