Medical Education and Resources

Quality and Safety is a core value of UPMC. This page will direct you to a variety of educational opportunities for physicians and advanced practice providers according to need or area of interest. The courses in these sections will provide the expectations of best practices in their respective areas.

Click to Register for Patient Safety Introduction Education for Resident Physicians and APPs Content
Courses in this section touch upon primary concepts of patient safety important to the front-line clinician. Also found are courses on clinical quality topics such as hospital-acquired infections (CLABSI, C. diff, CAUTI), venous thromboembolism, readmissions, and sepsis.

Click to register for Shared Decision Making for Health Care Providers Content
Shared Decision Making is the process of helping patients understand and participate in their health care decisions. Patients who understand the risks and benefits of all possible options are empowered to partner with their clinicians to make the decision that is best for them. This course provides opportunities to learn and practice the key skills to help your patients become partners in their healthcare decisions.

Click to register for Goals of Care, Hospice, and Palliative Care Content
Courses in this section address having challenging Goals of Care conversations with patients and various hospice concepts such as a general introduction and treating the hospice patient with substance use disorder.

Click to register for Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act Education and Resources for UPMC Providers
This course is designed to give medical providers a baseline understanding of the Pennsylvania Abortion Control Act and how it aligns with their responsibilities as a medical provider.

Click to register for the Medical Education Quality Improvement Fundamentals (QIV ME QI Bundle)                                                                                                                    This certificate of completion is designed to introduce the fundamentals of quality improvement and provide learners with a systematic framework for implementing improvement initiatives. 

Click to register for Virtual, On-Demand Quality Improvement Classes and QI tools, templates, and resources
These courses are for the independent learner looking for an introduction to the QI process or who has some experience with QI but need help to make projects more successful. Useful QI tools are also available such as a run chart template.