Continuing Medical Education (CME)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) is essential to the Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s educational mission and commitment to improving the health and well-being of women everywhere.

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The Michigan Medicine Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to the ongoing development and education of our faculty, staff, and learners. 

Each year, we provide over 100 CME activities for physicians and healthcare professionals to enhance learning and improve patient outcomes.

Department-Wide Learning Opportunities

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology holds weekly, monthly, and annual education conferences, including:

Every Thursday morning, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology holds Grand Rounds to ensure that our faculty and learners stay current on the latest clinical, research, and technological developments in order to improve care delivery for the patients we serve. For more information, please contact Jennifer Jones (jjlynn@med.umich.edu).

Each month, faculty, fellows, and residents gather at a faculty member’s home to discuss the latest Obstetrics and Gynecology literature over dinner and refreshments. These discussions not only ensure that our learners stay abreast of the latest medical literature, but also teach them the skills needed to critically evaluate this literature and develop an understanding of study design and statistics. For more information, please contact Marlene Woodard (wmarlene@med.umich.edu).

As part of our annual lectureship series, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology welcomes leaders in women’s health from across our institution and the country to share research findings and create learning opportunities that can inspire future innovation and discovery. For more information, please contact Jennifer Jones (jjlynn@med.umich.edu).

Transgender, non-binary, and other gender-diverse individuals often face discrimination in health care settings. Research shows that many are unable to find competent, knowledgeable, and culturally-appropriate health care. Our team, led by Dr. Daphna Stroumsa, created a series of training modules to prepare obstetrician-gynecologists and other providers to better care for transgender, non-binary, and other gender-diverse people.

Faculty Learning Opportunities

In addition to these department-wide learning opportunities, OBGYN faculty have access to both internal and external learning and professional development resources, including:

Every Monday evening, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology holds a Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference where senior residents present cases or events from the Obstetrics, Benign Gynecology, and Gyn Oncology services to faculty members. The focus is on systems issues and root cause analysis.

Once monthly, a Clinical Reasoning Conference replaces M&M.  Each resident prepares a case list, and faculty inquisitors ask questions. The goal is to practice oral presentations, to help residents describe and defend their clinical care, and to demonstrate their fund of knowledge.

For more information, please contact Danielle Wilson (danielmw@med.umich.edu).

  • Michigan Medical School Office of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development: Many professional growth opportunities are offered by the Medical School Office of Faculty Development.  Topics include promotion, leadership skills, and mindfulness. Learn more and view upcoming workshops.
  • Michigan Medicine Quality Department: The Michigan Medicine Quality Department offers virtual and in-person education in lean skills, patient safety, and quality improvement. Learn more and view upcoming training opportunities.