Grand Rounds: Challenges and Opportunities in Trauma Informed Medical Education

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Grand Rounds: Challenges and Opportunities in Trauma Informed Medical Education

May 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Challenges and Opportunites in Trauma Informed Medical Education

Date: Thursday, May 2, 2024, 12:00-1:00pm (PT)

Jennifer Potter, MD

 Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Jennifer Potter (she/her) is a national leader in trauma-informed care (TIC) for women and sexual and gender minority (SGM) communities and trauma-informed medical education. In addition to publishing >100 peer-reviewed articles and mentoring >75 trainees, Dr. Potter has spearheaded the development of inaugural undergraduate medical education competencies in TIC and SGM health and co-edited three seminal textbooks. 

At Harvard, Dr. Potter serves as Advisory Dean and Director of the William B. Castle Society; Associate Director of two CME courses focused on primary care internal medicine and SGM health education; and Faculty Co-Director of two longitudinal curricular themes focused on TIC and SGM Health Equity.

Outside Harvard, she serves as Associate Editor for MedEdPORTAL and provides consultation to medical schools and healthcare organizations engaged in diverse health equity projects. Dr. Potter’s honors include the Harold Amos Faculty Diversity Award, Dr. Susan M. Love Award, Massachusetts Medical Society LGBTQ Health Award, and Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Women in Medicine and Science Individual Leadership Award.  

By the end of this talk, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify sources of medical student trauma and adversity;
  2. Describe how trauma and adversity may impact students’ academic performance, professional behavior, mental health & well-being;
  3. Explain how to apply a trauma-informed approach to enhance the learning environment, learning outcomes, student health & well-being; and
  4. Identify opportunities to integrate trauma-informed approaches into their own teaching & educational leadership.

Accreditation with Commendation: The University of Washington School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation: The University of Washington School of Medicine designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 9.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


May 2
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Online Event: Zoom
WA United States


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