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"Let's Be CLER" Institutional Core Curriculum Series

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine - Chattanooga sponsors a monthly Institutional Core Curriculum Series now called "Let's Be CLER."  Sessions usually occur in Probasco Auditorium (Ground floor of the Erlanger Medical Mall) from Noon - 1 pm ET.  The Zoom platform is utilized for those who cannot attend in person.  

The purpose of the "Let's Be CLER" Institutional Core Curriculum Series is to augment overall Resident and Fellow Graduate Medical Education in areas that are applicable to all disciplines and specialties. These sessions are usually held the 2nd Tuesday of each month (Noon - 1 pm ET) and focus on general, broad-based topics such as those relating to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Well-Being, Professionalism, Sleep and Fatigue Mitigation, Prescribing, Substance Abuse, etc.  All Faculty, Residents, Fellows, and Students are encouraged to attend "Let's Be CLER" sessions; however, all 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Residents and Fellows are required to attend or view the recordings at a later time if available.  Most sessions are recorded and then uploaded to a YouTube Channel.  Faculty members who desire AMA Category 1 CME Credit must attend the live session or live Zoom and complete an evaluation specific to that session.  CME Credit is managed by the UTHSC CME Office.  Links to recordings are emailed to Program Coordinators as soon as the recordings are uploaded.

  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023, Noon – 1 pm ET [Patient Safety/Quality Topic:  “Communication including the SPS Model.”
    Speakers: Toni Karimian, RN, Erlanger Clinical Resource Specialist, and Marvin Hall, MD, Pediatrics Faculty]
  • Tuesday, August 8, 2023, Noon – 1 pm ET [Topic: “Professionalism and Patient Expectations.” Panel: Paul Schwartzberg, DO, MBA, DIO; Chris Poole, MD, Medical Staff Chief, Erlanger Health; and Marcia Collyer, MA, RN, CPXP, Erlanger Director for Patient Experience, Quality, Safety, and Service Excellence]

  • Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 7 – 8 am ET [Special Session on special date and time in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. “Removing the Mask.”
    Speaker: Carrie Cunningham, MD, MPH, Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Mass General Hospital and Harvard University]

  • Mon/Tuesday, October 2, 2023, 7 – 8 am ET [Special Session on a special date and time in honor of Suicide Prevention Month. Topic: “When Your Best Isn’t Enough.”
    Speakers: Dr. Johnson and Edie Sutter]

  • Mon/Tue, October 9 and 10, 2023: Panel Discussion/Topic:  “Anatomy of a Lawsuit and Common Malpractice-Related Issues” [UTHSC Required Malpractice Seminar co-sponsored by SVMIC],
    Speakers:  Dr. Dan Ely (Internist with UT GSM Knoxville), Jeff Woods, JD, and Julie Loomis, SVMIC Representative
    One of the two, three-hour sessions are mandatory for all Residents/Fellows. Faculty are not invited to attend for CME Credit but can receive credit for the SVMIC premium discount if they attend in person.  CME Credit for faculty is not available for those who attend via Zoom.

      *Mon, Oct 9, 2023: 5:30 – 7:30 pm ET in Probasco Auditorium
      *Tues, Oct 10, 2023: 9 – 11 am ET in Probasco Auditorium
      *Tues, Oct 10, 2023: 1 -- 3 pm ET in Probasco Auditorium

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2023, Noon – 1 pm ET: [Topic: “Teaming – One of the CLER Focus Areas and What You Need to Know.”
    Speaker;  Paul Schwartzberg, DO, MBA, FAAP, Associate Dean and DIO]

  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024, Noon – 1 pm ET: [Topic:  "Sleep and Fatigue Education in Residency, SAFER."
    Speaker:  Robert Matthew Rudd, MD, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine]

  • Sessions have been placed on hold until July 2024.  We will publish the dates and topics soon.

All Residents, Fellows, Medical and PA Students, and Faculty are encouraged to attend all sessions, but 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Residents and Fellows must attend in person, join via Zoom, or view the recordings as emailed by the Coordinators.

Apr 24, 2024