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Continuing Medical Education

Virginia Mason Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Department of Continuing Medical Education (CME) is committed to providing practical, timely and evidence-based courses and lectures designed to support our professional colleagues in maintaining or improving their practice of medicine.

Weekly Grand Rounds lectures and topical full-day courses offered throughout the year are open to all physicians and clinicians who wish to maintain or improve their practice of medicine. Visit for complete information on upcoming courses and Grand Rounds topics.

Grand Rounds: Topics and Advances in Patient Care

Grand Rounds at Virginia Mason Medical Center is an accredited weekly lecture series that began in 1952 under the direction of Dr. Randolph Pillow, who led the house staff training program.

Seventy years later, Grand Rounds continues to thrive, providing a broad range of timely and evidence-based content presented by Virginia Mason clinicians. Several times a year, an invited speaker presents at one of our annual lectureships held during the Grand Rounds hour. These include:

  • The John H. Walker, MD, Lecture in Radiology (January)
  • The Darwin J. Liao Memorial Lecture in Patient Safety and Quality (March)
  • The Joel W. Baker Lectureship in Surgery (May)
  • The John A. Ryan Jr., MD, Lecture in Surgery (September)
  • The T. Evans Wyckoff Lecture in Neuroscience (October)
  • The Keith Lundberg Lectures: Virginia Mason Residents Present Grand Rounds

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Grand Rounds program is presented via livestream on Zoom every Friday from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. except holidays and the month of August. Visit for program information, upcoming topics or to enroll in the series.

Contact Us

For questions or assistance, you may contact the CME department by email or telephone:

For information on upcoming courses or Grand Rounds lectures, visit our CME Portal at