Education and Training

The Division of General Medicine aims to provide outstanding educational experiences for learners using proven and innovative methods that facilitate optimal learning while providing efficient and effective patient care. General Medicine education liaisons serve as advocates for General Medicine physicians, residents, and student learners in the creation of a productive clinical learning environment that allows for the enhancement of learner satisfaction, as well as faculty well-being.

Gradwohl Art of Primary Care

The Division of General Medicine Steven E. Gradwohl, MD Art of Primary Care Award and Lectureship gift fund was established by Dr. Gradwohl’s family, colleagues, and friends to celebrate his legacy, to honor his spirit of collaboration, and to promote continued education in general medicine. The gift fund enables the Division of General Medicine to hold the Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Spring Event and the Gradwohl Art of Primary Care Clinical Innovations Event annually.

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Steven Gradwohl, MD
Steven Gradwohl, MD

Steven E. Gradwohl, MD was a general internist and primary care physician who practiced at University of Michigan Health from 1994 until the time of his sudden passing in 2013. Dr. Gradwohl served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and practiced at the Briarwood Medical Group throughout the entirety of his career. His superior patient care and dedication to his patients made him a sought-after primary care doctor and won him the high distinction of being known as the “physician’s physician”. While Dr. Gradwohl's death came far too soon, he left behind an incredible legacy, both within the Division of General Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine. A passionate and dedicated teacher, Dr. Gradwohl passed on his love of general internal medicine and primary care to the many trainees he encountered throughout his career.

The Division of General Medicine Steven E. Gradwohl, MD Art of Primary Care Award and Lectureship gift fund was established by Dr. Gradwohl’s family, colleagues, and friends to celebrate his legacy, honor his spirit of collaboration, and promote continued education in general medicine. The fund supports innovation events and workshops where internal medicine physicians gather and share best practices and learn from each other, as well as invited lectures by nationally recognized experts who focus on providing effective and compassionate primary care. The program also sponsors an annual award to a member of the U-M general medicine faculty who embodies the spirit of high-quality care and investment in training that Dr. Gradwohl believed in.

The Gradwohl Art of Primary Care gift fund inspires us to dream about a healthier future and a better health care delivery system, in which all patients have access to high quality primary care and all physicians and health care staff can reach for opportunities to accomplish their purpose and achieve their full potential, both personally and professionally.

Conferences and CME Opportunities

The Division of General Medicine holds regularly scheduled conferences including a bi-monthly journal club, two weekly case conferences, and a periodic morbidity and mortality conference. The majority of these activities are available for physicians to earn CME credit. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. As an accredited CME provider, the Medical School can designate AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ for university activities that meet ACCME requirements.

Additional conferences/CME opportunities include:

Education Leadership Positions

Additionally, several General Medicine faculty members hold leadership positions in the below programs.

Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR)

The mission of the Center for Health Communications Research (CHCR) is to integrate behavioral science, technology, and art to create research interventions that inspire informed health decisions, broaden access to health information, and advance the field of health communications. The multidisciplinary CHCR team, headed by Director, Lawrence An, MD and Co-Director, Sarah Hawley, PhD, MPH, includes health care researchers, project managers, software engineers, designers, and behavioral scientists. CHCR is a shared resource of the Rogel Cancer Center and prioritizes projects that focus on cancer prevention and improving cancer care and outcomes. View their work.

National Clinician Scholars Program at IHPI

The Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation (IHPI) National Clinician Scholars Program, part of the National Clinician Scholars Program, offers unparalleled training for clinicians as change agents driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care. The goal of the program is to eliminate health disparities, invent new models of care, and achieve higher quality health care at lower cost by training nurse and physician researchers to work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, health care systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the United States and around the world. Below are General Medicine faculty members who help lead the program.