Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)

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The Center for Patient Care and Outcomes Research holds two seminars per month.


Research Seminar/Journal Club - Each month, an MCW faculty member, visiting faculty or staff professional presents a specific topic of study or leads discussion of a selected research-related article from a scholarly journal. 

Those in attendance are eligible for one hour of Category 1 CME credit upon signing into EthosCE and completing an evaluation after the seminar. (In EthosCE, the PCOR Seminar Series is part of the Research Learner Group.)

These presentations are held the second and fourth Friday of each month, 1-2 pm, in Room M3077. 

Light refreshments are served at meetings.

Accreditation Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit Statement
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

 Please email us if you have questions.

View a list of seminar topics and presenters for the current academic year.

View a list of past seminar topics and presenters.


To view selected past presentations, click on a Presentation title below:


Presented by

The Instrumental Variables Method:  What is it and How Does it Work?

Purushottam W. Laud, PhD

MOVE OUT:  A Peer Support Intervention to Improve Weight Management in VHA Jeffrey Whittle, MD, MPH

Lymphedema After Breast Cancer Surgery:  Have We Made Any Progress?

 Tina W. F. Yen, MD, MS

Multiple Treatments, Confounding and the Propensity Score

Rodney Sparapani, MS

Patient Beliefs Regarding Benefits of Coronary Revascularization

Jeffrey Whittle, MD, MPH

Constructing a Conceptual Framework:  Measuring the Impact of Training Residents on the Care of VA Patients

Kathlyn Fletcher, MD, MA
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