Educational Quality Improvement Strategic Planning Committee (EQI SPC)

Welcome to the School of Medicine’s Educational Quality Improvement Strategic Planning Committee webpage! Here you will find information about the EQI SPC  including meeting schedules, strategic plans, membership rosters, and meeting minutes.

The EQISP Committee, led by co-chairs Darryl Potyk and Mark Whipple, is charged with ensuring UWSOM  is meeting its educational goals for medical student programs and achieving excellence and innovation in our learning programs. This translates to tracking metrics to meet our strategic plan goals, monitoring accreditation standards and areas in need of improvement, providing guidance and recommendations to school leadership on improvements to our programs and ensuring integration of teaching, research and patient care activities within the Medical Student Education Program.

The UWSOM Medical Student Education Program Strategic Plan was rewritten and approved in March 2022. To learn more about the mission, vision, values, and strategic priorities, you can view the plan here.

Tania BardynAssociate Dean & Director Health Sciences LibraryVoting
Sarah BuschMedical StudentVoting
Kellie EngleDirector of CurriculumVoting
Kiran GillClinical Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, UWSOM Foundations GuideVoting
Cindy HamraAssociate Dean, Operations & Administration, GMEVoting
Margaret IsaacAssociate Professor, Department of Medicine;
Faculty, Cascade College
Zachary MatskoMedical StudentVoting
Maggie PhillipsMedical StudentVoting
Darryl PotykAssociate Dean for Eastern Washington, UWSOM;
Chief for Medical Education, UWSOM-Gonzaga University Regional Health Partnership; 
Associate Program Director, Providence Internal Medicine Residency Spokane
Leonida RadfordMedical StudentVoting
Karen SegersonClinical Associate Professor, Department of MedicineVoting
David ShermanProfessor and Chair,
Department of Microbiology
Skyler SmithMedical StudentVoting
Martin TeintzeDirector, WWAMI Medical Education Program, Montana State University;
Assistant Dean, Foundations Phase, UWSOM
Mark WhippleMedical Director, OSCE;
Professor, Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery;
Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics & Medical Education
Suzanne AllenVice Dean for Academic, Rural and Regional AffairsEx-Officio
Sara KimAssociate Dean for Educational Quality Improvement;
Research Professor, Department of Surgery;
George G. B. Bilsten Professor in the Art of Communication with Peers
and Patients
Bessie YoungVice Dean, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and Medical Director, Office of Healthcare Equity;
Director, Justice, Equity, and Inclusion, Center for Transformational Research

Mission Statement

The University of Washington School of Medicine Medical Student Education Program will improve the health of the public by educating inquisitive, compassionate, physicians who serve the evolving healthcare needs of the diverse individuals while striving for healthcare justice and equity.

Vision Statement

Empowering students to become the physicians they aspire to be through innovative regional medical education.


The UWSOM MSEP Values will be integrated within our strategic priorities, outcomes, and decision- making to guide our path forward.

  • Collaboration
  • Excellence
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Stewardship
  • Student Engagement & Leadership
Strategic Priorities

In order to achieve our Mission and Vision and to serve our students well, the MSEP will focus on the following Strategic Priorities over the next 5 years. These will be key drivers that drive us towards our Mission and Vision in an outcomes-based manner.

  • Optimize the Medical Student Education Program governance structure and align resources to meet regional
  • Foster collaborative and innovative regional medical education that recognizes the attributes of regional
  • Become an inclusive and antiracist medical student education program that dismantles all types of oppression in the learning
  • Instill a continuous quality improvement culture throughout UWSOM’s medical student education
  • Support faculty and staff education and lifelong learning across the region to optimize teaching outcomes as well as fostering recruitment, retention, and recognition.

2022-2023 Academic Year Meeting Minutes


EQISPC 23-24 Meeting Schedule

​Meetings typically occur every 1st Tuesday from 1:00 pm-2:30 pm PST.​


February 7, 2023
March 7, 2023
April 4, 2023
May 2, 2023
June 6, 2023
July 11, 2023

August 1, 2023
September 5, 2023
October 3, 2023
November 7, 2023
December 5, 2023
January 2, 2024
February 6, 2024
March 5, 2024
April 2, 2024
May 7, 2024
June 4, 2024
July 2, 2024