University of Pittsburgh


Integrating Public Health into Medical Education: Tales from the Trenches and Lessons Learned

Date: Friday, October 16, 2015
Time: Noon - 1 pm
Location: Lecture Room 1, 4th Floor Scaife Hall
an image of Christine S. Seibert, MD
Christine S. Seibert, MD

Christine Seibert, MD, received her medical degree from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago and then completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. She joined the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health faculty in 1995.

A professor in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health's Department of Medicine, Seibert has been deeply involved in medical student and resident education as well as faculty development for many years.  Seibert has received the prestigious UW-Madison Chancellor’s Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching and the School of Medicine and Public Health’s Dean's Teaching Award.

In her role as Associate Dean of Medical Education, Seibert is responsible for the overall development, management, and assessment of the MD curriculum.  She led an expansive curriculum transformation process to integrate public health training into the MD curriculum and is now leading further ambitious SMPH curriculum transformation efforts. Seibert was the principal investigator of a 3-year $2.5 million grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program entitled Transforming Medical Education: Integrating Public Health into the Curriculum from the Wisconsin Partnership Program Fund.  Her current 3-year $2.4 million educational grant is focused on creating and enhancing curricular opportunities in community engagement, advocacy, and health systems improvement for all medical students.

A dedicated physician who feels strongly that her clinical practice lends legitimacy to her educational work, Seibert practices primary care general internal medicine. 

About This Session

Since 2008, the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) has delivered a curriculum that integrates basic science, clinical medicine, and public health for all medical students across all four years of the MD program.  The curriculum includes a longitudinal small group and experiential-based thread of activities in the Madison community and throughout our statewide campus.  Dr. Seibert will share UWSMPH’s journey in developing this curriculum with a focus on specific lessons learned and practical advice for overcoming challenges. 

Continuing Medical Education


The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals are awarded 0.10 continuing education units (CEUs) which are equal to 1.0 contact hours.

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