These 10 critical content areas are carefully sequenced and monitored across the curriculum by faculty experts in these areas.

The 10 UW School of Medicine and Public Health threads are:

  • Ethics
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Health information technology
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interprofessional health and team-based care
  • Patient care
  • Professionalism and lifelong learning
  • Public health
  • Quality improvement and patient safety
  • Scientific inquiry

Thread directors

Parvathy Pillai, MD, MPH

Department of Population Health Sciences

Thread director of public health, evidence-based medicine, scientific inquiry

Scott Mead, MD

Department of Medicine

Thread director of ethics, health information technology, interpersonal and communication skills, patient care, professionalism and lifelong learning

Jamie Hess, MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Thread director of interprofessional health and team-based care and quality improvement and patient safety