4 - Wisconsin Healthcare Workforce Summit - RECORDED Webcast - The Impact of the COVID-19 on Medical Student Education

Recorded webinar was originally presented on 11/10/2020.


The Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce (WCMEW) convened the annual Wisconsin Workforce Summit virtually in 2020-2021, bringing stakeholders together to address healthcare workforce needs, now and in the future.

The number of providers in Wisconsin is currently insufficient to meet the needs of its residents, especially in rural geographic and other under-served areas. Additional challenges to delivering healthcare include provider burnout and educational needs of future healthcare providers. These challenges continue amidst the pandemic and negatively impact healthcare access, disparities, and patient outcomes.

Planning for and ensuring an adequate workforce and infrastructure to support healthcare is critical for the health of Wisconsin citizens and beyond. Organizations and academic institutions need tools and strategies for policy change and to be able to adapt to new and challenging circumstances within their healthcare delivery systems and educational structures.

Global Learning Objectives

By the end of the summit learners will be able to:

  1. Describe the current healthcare workforce climate in Wisconsin
  2. Examine innovative healthcare education and training developments in Wisconsin
  3. Identify best practices of healthcare delivery in a COVID-19 environment
  4. Select appropriate strategies to address challenging workforce issues
  5. Discuss how the interprofessional team contributes to positive outcomes in healthcare delivery and professional satisfaction

Session Learning Objectives

  1. Describe strategies to quickly adapt and continue meaningful education for Medical student education during COVID-19
  2. Explain the patient impact of "pausing" Medical education during a public health emergency
  3. Discuss how COVID-19 has reshaped education in two Wisconsin institutions.


This CE activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties' areas of practice-based learning and improvement and systems-based practice, the Institute of Medicine areas of employing evidence-based practice and the Interprofessional and Nursing areas of teams and teamwork.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for physicians, advance practice nurses, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and others with interest in Wisconsin's healthcare workforce.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 1.00 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours
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Recordings will be available approximately one week after each live webcast.

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William Hueston, MD, DNP

William Hueston, MD, MCW

William J. Hueston, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Associate Provost of Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), assumed his position in 2013. He was previously at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he served as Chair of the Department of Family Medicine from 1997-2012.

As Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Hueston provides vision and leadership in the education of medical students, for the infrastructure required to support successful recruitment, admissions, matriculation and graduation of high-achieving medical students, for the integration of our regional medical schools with our existing educational program, and in identifying collaborations with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr. Hueston received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and chemistry from Case Western University (Cleveland, Ohio) in 1979 and his MD from the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine in 1983. He completed a residency in Family Practice at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in 1986 and a fellowship in Family Practice Faculty Development at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1992.

For the first seven years of his career, Dr. Hueston served as the Medical Director for a rural health center in Frenchburg, Kentucky. From 1993-1997, Dr. Hueston served on the residency faculty of the Eau Claire Family Medicine Residency Program, where he also served as program director from 1995-1997. Concurrently, he was Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and served as Associate Chair from 1995-1997. In 1997, Dr. Hueston was named Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Hueston has served on the Research Committee of the American Academy of Family Physicians (serving as Chair in 1995), the Commission on Research and Scientific Affairs of the AAFP, and on the Commission on Education. From 2001-2005, he was a member of the board of directors of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine and represented that organization on the Association of American Medical Colleges' Council on Academic Societies. He has served as President and Board Chair of the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and President of the Charleston County Medical Society.

During his career, Dr. Hueston has been an active researcher. He has received federal support from the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Health Resources Services Administration. He has published more than 100 original research articles and written numerous book chapters and has participated on national panels on quality of care involving maternity care and hypertension.

Elizabeth Petty, MD

Elizabeth Petty, MD

Elizabeth Petty, MD, senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, received her bachelor's degree in biology and art history from Clarke College and her MD from the UW Medical School (now School of Medicine and Public Health).

Following an internship and residency in pediatrics at Wisconsin, she completed postdoctoral fellowships at the Yale School of Medicine in medical genetics and clinical molecular genetics, as well as postdoctoral research training in the department of genetics.

She was recruited to the University of Michigan in 1994, where she was professor of internal medicine and human genetics. Petty is recognized for her achievements as a physician-scientist, clinician and educator.

Petty has received numerous local and national awards and recognitions, including membership in Alpha Omega Alpha, the Gender Equity Award in Medical Student Teaching from the American Medical Women's Association, and selection as one of "America's Top Pediatricians" by the Consumers' Research Council of America.

Her research interests lie in genetic mapping and syndrome identification and the development of research skills and professionalism among medical students.


George Quinn, BBA, Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce, Executive Director*

Krista McElray, PharmD, Internal Medicine Pharmacist; Education & Development Coordinator, UW HealthAllison Taylor, BS, Educator Coordinator, Wisconsin Hospital Association

Tina Bettin, MSN, DNP, Family Medicine, ThedaCare

Larry Pheifer, BS, Executive Director, Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians

Meghann Voegeli, MS, PharmD, Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Operations and Pediatric Services, UW Health

Jennifer Crubel, MS, Rural GME Development and Support Coordinator, Wisconsin Collaborative for Rural Graduate Medical Education, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Jo Anne Preston, MS, Workforce & Organizational Development Senior Manager, Rural Wisconsin Health CooperativePaul Wertsch, MD, Board Member, Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce

Jean Fischer, PA-C, Director of Clinical Education, University of Marquette, Physician Assistant Program

Anne Rose, PharmD, Pharmacy Manager, UW Health

Ann Zenk, RN, BSN, MHA, Vice President Workforce and Clinical Practice, Wisconsin Hospital Association

Leigh Ann Larson, BS, Vice President of Education and Marketing, Wisconsin Hospital Association

Tara Streit, MS, PA-C, Physician Assistant/AP-CEO, UW Health Emergency Physicians


* Summit Director


It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership, that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CE activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CE staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosures will be made in the workshop materials.

Disclosures will be provided prior to the start of the workshop.

*The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC defines a commercial interest as any entity producing, marketing, re‐selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME, ACPE, and ANCC does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests.

The University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements. The University of Wisconsin fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. If any participant in this educational activity is in need of accommodations, please contact info@icep.wisc.edu.

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Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This enduring activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00  ANCC contact hour per session. 

Iowa Board of Nursing accepts ANCC contact hours for nursing continuing education requirements.

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 hour of knowledge-based CPE credit. Credit can be earned by successfully completing the activity, the assessment and the evaluation. Credit will be provided to NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion.

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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

The University of Wisconsin–Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA), authorizes this enduring activity 0.10 continuing education unit (CEUs) or 1.00 hours. 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME
  • 1.00 ACPE Contact Hours - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.00 University of Wisconsin–Madison Continuing Education Hours


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Emergency situations occasionally occur and may necessitate topic or speaker changes. The University of Wisconsin School of Nursing, the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP and the Wisconsin Council on Medical Education and Workforce reserve the right to alter or substitute a topic or speaker without prior notification.

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