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Cross Pillar

The Cross Pillar focuses on advancing the Triple Aim of Medical Education by hosting special events featuring authors and content experts in the areas of character, competence and caring.
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2019 Cross Pillar Initiatives

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Led by Jose Franco, MD

The Kern Institute Cross Pillar diligently works throughout the year to research and recruit world leaders in medical education to present Kern Grand Rounds at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Kern Connection Cafe Presentations

Kern Connection Cafe Presentations

Led by Jose Franco, MD

The Kern Institute Cross Pillar hosts informal gatherings at MCW every other month throughout the academic year to spark conversation on topics related to the Triple Aim of Medical Education: Character, Competence, and Caring.

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Kern Journal Club Meetings

Kern Journal Club Meetings

Led by Jose Franco, MD

The Kern Institute Cross Pillar hosts journal club meetings at MCW every other month throughout the academic year to discuss a journal article and explore educational innovations related to the Triple Aim of Medical Education: Character, Competence, and Caring.

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Well-Being Summit

Well-Being Summit

Led by Jose Franco, MD and Chris Davis, MD

The Kern Institute Cross Pillar is leading the effort to convene a Well-Being Summit in 2019, bringing together thought leadership from throughout the MCW Health System to share best practices and move forward in promoting well-being as a collaborative effort.

Student Ambassadors

We are fortunate to partner with several MCW medical school students who serve as liaisons between the Kern Institute and the student body, as well as advising us on student needs and interests.

Members

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Jose Franco, MD

Director, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

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Christopher S. Davis, MD, MPH

Member, Faculty and Cross Pillars, Kern Institute

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Elizabeth Ellinas, MD

Member, Faculty and Cross Pillars, Kern Institute

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Fabrice Jotterand, PhD

Member, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

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Kristina Kaljo, PhD

Member, Faculty and Cross Pillars, Kern Institute

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Ryan Spellecy, PhD

Member, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute

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Joan Weiss

Program Coordinator III, Cross Pillar, Kern Institute