GME Grand Rounds

KCU GME offers a virtual Grand Rounds series each academic year.

2020-2021 KCU GME Grand Rounds

The 2020-2021 Grand Rounds series addresses the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Clinical Learning Environment (CLER) educational goals related to institutional quality improvement initiatives. The objectives of this series are to improve the collective practice of medicine and delivery of health care at the institutional level, and to engage GME faculty and residents in quality improvement. The overall goal of KCU GME Grand Rounds is to help drive resident’s involvement in quality improvement activities. 

Each session is approximately 60 minutes in length and can be accessed by registering at



Care Transitions: True Patient Centered Care

Barinder Singh, DO, 4th year Psychiatry Resident, Ozark Center

Patient Safety and Event Analysis: Mistakes Happen

Kimberly Schwarzkopf, DO, 2nd Year Family Medicine Resident, St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital

Juan Jaramillo, MBA, GME Quality and Safety Education Coordinator, KCU

Culture of Safety: Getting to Zero Harm

Tyler Marler, DO, 2nd year Family Medicine Resident, St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital

Debbie Daniels-Ellis, Director of Risk Management and Patient Safety Officer, St. Luke's Des Peres Hospital 

Health Care Quality: Creating an Exceptional Experience for Our Patients and Families

Juan Jaramillo, MBA, GME Quality and Safety Education Coordinator, KCU

Health Care Disparities

Darrin D'Agostino, DO, Executive Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine and Vice President for Health Affairs, KCU

Kerrie Jordan, DHSc, Designated Institutional Official and Director, KCU

Teaming: Interprofessional Continuous Improvement 

Kenneth Heiles DO, Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education, KCU

Supervision: Managing Difficult Behaviors and Mentoring in the Clinical Setting

Nathan Miller, DO, Internal Medicine Associate Program Director, Freeman Health System

Beyond Mindful: Strategies for the Busy Clinician

Nauman Ashraf, MD, Psychiatry Program Director, Ozark Center

Professionalism: Effective Strategies for Common Communication Challenges

Charles Orth, DO, Orthopedic Surgery Program Director, St. Mary's Medical Center

If you have any questions about the KCU GME Grand Rounds series or CME credit for the event, please email