Series date: 
07/01/2023 - 7:00am CDT to 06/30/2024 - 4:00pm CDT

Please check the individual session for location or broadcast availability.  



Series Director

Prathit A. Kulkarni, MD

Series Co-Director

Jeffrey Bates, MD

Target Audience and Needs

Physicians, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, medical students, and students in other health professions need to receive regular updates on recent advances in internal medicine.  Special sessions will focus specifically on undergraduate and graduate medical education, ethical issues, quality improvement, patient safety, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.  The series aims to expand clinical knowledge, implement evidence-based clinical practices, enhance the quality of care for U.S. veterans, and improve patient outcomes.

Educational Methods

Educational methods will include lectures, case presentations, and literature review.


At the conclusion of the sessions, the participants should be able to:

  • Identify recent advances in internal medicine and hospital-based medicine.
  • Implement evidence-based guidelines in both inpatient and outpatient clinical settings.
  • Delineate recent changes in best practices related to undergraduate and graduate medical education.
  • Recognize how aspects of diversity, equity, and inclusion affect the practice of medicine at an academic medical center.
  • Distinguish the best approaches to improve healthcare quality for U.S. veterans and to promote patient safety.


Participants may be asked to complete a session evaluation.

Accreditation/Credit Designation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Series Coordinator 
Tanja Fortson
713-791-1414   Ext. 49883
Series location: 
Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
United States