Educational & Clinical Leaders Improving Performance with Structured E3L (ECLIPSE) Training

Our ECLIPSE (Educational & Clinical Leaders Improving Performance with Structured E3L training) program for senior-level trainees, faculty, and clinical staff aims to increase the capacity of clinicians to lead local quality improvement projects through offering a certification in E3 Leadership (E3L). This program originated via our participation in the ACGME Pursuing Excellence initiative, a national collaborative to transform clinical learning environments.
The goal of these online modules is to introduce the basic tools needed to apply UChicago Medicine’s E3L methodology in clinical practice.
Video with PPT, eLearning
Activity Length
Video 1: 90 minutes || Video 2: 30 minutes || Video 3: 45 minutes || Video 4: 30 minutes
Posttest 1: 10 minutes || Posttest 2: 10min || Posttest 3: 10min || Posttest 4: 10min
Commercial Support
This CME certified activity has not requested or received any support or funding from commercial interests. This includes, but is not limited to, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers.

Target Audience

This activity is designed for all UChicago Medicine health professionals including, but not limited to: residents, fellows, faculty physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, therapists, physician assistants, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able:

  • To understand how healthcare challenges drive care delivery changes
  • To learn E3 Leadership Framework
    • Understand principles and components
    • Differentiate from traditional management
    • Understand and integrate equitable patient-centered care
    • Apply and deploy within your areas
  • To identify value and waste within a process
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Systems-based Practice
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.25 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
  Greg Horner, MA, CSSBB, MCSE, MCDBA
  Vice President, Operational Excellence
  Ajanta Patel, MD, MPH
  Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
  Vineet Arora, MD, MAPP
  Associate CMO, Clinical Learning Environment
Selected Publications & Additional Resources
View a partial list of Dr. Arora's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.
Dale Hershfield, MBA
Director, Operational Excellence
Melissa Slayton
Operational Excellence Partner
Joel Buchanan, MBA
Operational Excellence Partner
Gabe Sperber, CSSBB
Operational Excellence Partner
Faith Eatman
Operational Excellence Partner
Gerardo Chaquinga
Operational Excellence Partner
Titus Daniels, MD
VP and Chief Ambulatory Medical Officer
Daniel Dorman, MSN RN
Clinical Director, General Medicine
Juan Rojas, MD 
Fellow, Pulmonary and Critical Care
Jared Harwood, MD MBA          
Fellow, Orthopaedic Oncology
UCM Pursuing Excellence Committee

*In addition to the course directors, UCM Pursuing Excellence Steering Committee includes: Anita Blanchard MD, Debra Albert RN, MSN, MBA, NEA-BC, Stephen Weber MD ScM, Jeanne Farnan MD MHPE, Mahira Bonomo MBA, Kristen Hirsch, Gerard Mikols MBA, and Halina Brukner MD

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

Physician Credit
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Internal Medicine MOC Part II Credit
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
CME and MOC IV Credit
The national Multi-Specialty MOC Portfolio Approval Program has granted approval to the University of Chicago to award MOC Part IV credit to physicians participating in quality improvement (QI) projects. To qualify for both PI CME credit (AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™) and QI MOC through the ABMS Multi-specialty Portfolio Program, participants must be engaged in a systematic effort of reviewing and improving some aspect(s) of care or care delivery for their patients.
Sustained QI Cycles: Physicians are required to complete not less than 2 intervention cycles and not less than 3 data collection points:
1. Pre-intervention cycle 1
2. Post-intervention cycle 1
3. Post intervention cycle 2
The QI effort must be sustained, involving at least two or more linked cycles of performance review and improvement effort. The post-intervention data and review from one cycle become the baseline data and planning for the next cycle. Starting with a suspected or actual problem with care:
1st QI cycle
  • Baseline data collection, analysis/review, identify underlying cause(s)
  • Intervention(s) to address underlying cause(s)
  • Post-intervention data collection, analysis/review, identify remaining underlying cause(s)
2nd QI cycle
  • Post-intervention data collection, analysis/review, identify underlying cause(s) (same as above)
  • Adjustment(s) / second intervention(s) to address underlying cause(s)
  • Post-adjustment data collection, analysis/review, identify remaining underlying cause(s)
Participants will be directed to attest and claim their 20 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM through the CME website that is created for the project. Physician participation information will then be sent to the appropriate ABMS boards to report the successful completion of an MOC IV project. MOC IV credit will then appear in the diplomate’s specific board profile.

Other Healthcare Professional Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Instructions for Participation and Claiming Credit
Participation is limited to University of Chicago Medicine clinicians and staff. For questions about participation, contact

To participate in this activity you will need an access code, please click here and complete the sign up form. Upon completion, a member of the ECLIPSE team will reach out with the access code & further details via

To get started:
1. Enter the Access Code provided by the E3 Leadership Certificate team in the "Access Code" field, click "Unlock".
2. Click the red "Enroll" button that will appear beneath the module listing below.
3. Click on the title of the first module to begin!

For step by step instructions on how to enroll and proceed through all modules click PDF icon here.
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