The David Geffen School of Medicine offers Grand Rounds Online (GRO) activities that are:

  1. Available On Demand and Free of Cost.
  2. Restricted to UCLA constituents who have a "UCLA.edu" email address.
  3. Protected by access codes needed for registration, which can be found on DOMTV.
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Below is a list of Grand Rounds Online courses that are currently available, ordered by date of release (newest to oldest.)


Title: Telemedicine at UCLA: State of the Future 

Description: The ability to provide healthcare remotely has tremendous implications for healthcare cost, access to care, and patient satisfaction. It also has its drawbacks as evaluation of a patient is limited without physical proximity. Dr. Michael Ong discusses the history of telemedicine, how it (and connected health) is defined, and current and future applications of this technology.

Date of Release: 07/06/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Medicine in the Digital Age: Why Is It So Hard and When Will It Get Better? 

Description: Dr. Robert Wachter, Professor and Chair of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco provides an overview of how the digitization of medicine has impacted the healthcare industry and where the future of digital medicine is heading.

Date of Release: 07/06/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: What Makes Communication About Goals of Care Effective 

Description: While many physicians agree that goals of care discussions are important, many report that they feel uncomfortable or inadequately trained to lead such discussions. Here Dr. Anthony Back explores physician and patient attitudes toward goals of care discussions and provides a framework through which to navigate such conversations.

Date of Release: 04/30/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: The Accurate Diagnosis of Hypertensive Cardiovascular Risk: Importance of Outliers of White-Coat and Masked Hypertension

Description: Hypertension is a tremendously common diagnosis that plays a large role in predicting cardiovascular risk. Timely and accurate diagnosis is important in preventing uncontrolled hypertension. Dr. Stanley Franklin discusses white-coat and masked hypertension as well as barriers to diagnosis to help reduce the rate of poor outcomes in these patients.

Date of Release: 04/05/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Colorectal Cancer Screening: Updated Guidelines, Screening Modalities, and Quality Improvement

Description: Despite advances in early detection in colorectal cancer, mortality differences are yet to be achieved. Dr. Folasade May discusses the different modalities used for screening to improve early detection of colorectal cancer with the aim of improving mortality.

Date of Release: 04/05/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Management of Neuroendocrine Tumors (NETs) & Zollinger Ellison Syndrome (ZES)

Description: Neuroendocrine tumors are often diagnosed late due to lack of specific symptoms during the early stages of the disease. Dr. Joseph Pisegna reviews the diagnosis and management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors, carcinoid tumors, and Zollinger-Ellison syndrome.

Date of Release: 03/29/18

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Home Based Health Care: Putting the Patient at the Center

Description: Home physician visits were the norm in the 1800s with a progressive decline in home visits since that time. With an aging population with multiple co-morbidities, Dr. Patricia Harris makes a case for increasing Home Based Health Care to maximally prioritize patient needs.

Date of Release: 03/29/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: The Role of the Hospital in the Care of Patients with Advanced Dementia 

Description: It is known that the prevalence of dementia has been steadily rising as the U.S. population’s average life expectancy rises. Dr. Susan Mitchell provides evidence-based considerations for treatment options and describes the role of hospital physicians in assisting patients with making treatment decisions.

Date of Release: 03/14/18

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Back to the Bedside: Bringing the Joy Back to Bedside Teaching 

Description: Dr. Michael Lazarus and Dr. Jason Napolitano discuss the progressive decline of bedside teaching at academic hospitals including specific teaching strategies to move teachers and learners back to the bedside.

Date of Release: 03/14/18

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: UPERT and You: Team Based Approach to PE Care at UCLA 

Description: The management of higher risk patients with pulmonary embolism can be complex and require the involvement of multiple disciplines. Drs. Moriarty, Wang, and Calfon-Press present current guidelines for PE management and a team based approach to the care of these patients at UCLA.

Date of Release: 02/15/2018

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Untreatable Gonorrhea 

Description: Multi-drug resistant strains of gonorrhea are a source of increasing public health concern. Dr. Jeffrey Klausner reviews the current standard for treating gonorrhea while discussing the epidemiology and mechanisms of drug resistance.

Date of Release: 11/21/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: A Bone to Pick: Osteoporosis Update 

Description: Osteoporosis-related fractures are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, leading to a cost of over $17 billion per year in the United States alone. While screening, prevention, and treatment have been cornerstones of management for years, recent updates and new research are fine-tuning the approach to osteoporosis. Dr. Carolyn Crandall provides an overview of the current state of osteoporosis.

Date of Release: 09/05/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Heart Disease in Women: Understanding the Differences 

Description: Cardiovascular disease in women became a focus in the 1990s and since that time much research has been done to study the number one cause of mortality in females. Drs. Karol Watson, Marcella Calfon Press, and Tamara Horwich briefly review the history of the field of women’s cardiovascular health, factors that can help prevent heart disease, interventions that can be done, and new horizons within the field.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention 

Description: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a recent tool used by physicians to reduce risk of transmission of HIV in high-risk populations. Dr. Raphael Landovitz discusses the history of development of PrEP, current practices, and possible directions for the future with regard to further decreasing the transmission rate.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Polycystic Kidney Disease 

Description: Polycystic kidney disease is the most common inherited cause of renal failure and patients with this disease make up 5% to 10% of patients on dialysis. Dr. Anjay Rastogi discusses the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and appropriate treatment of polycystic kidney disease.

Date of Release: 05/16/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Advances in the Treatment of Heart Failure 

Description: It is known that heart failure is a major public health problem in the United States with a significant cost-driver being the high incidence of hospitalizations. Dr. Gregg Fonarow presents the newest evidence regarding heart failure treatment in hopes that the appropriate treatment is selected and that the incidence of hospitalizations decreases.

Date of Release: 03/07/2017

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Managing Hypertension in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease: A Marathon, Not a SPRINT 

Description: Hypertension is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is often a comorbid condition with increasing prevalence in the United States. These two conditions are very closely linked. Inadequately managed blood pressure is a major risk factor for progression of CKD to end stage renal disease, often requiring renal transplantation. Dr. Keith C. Norris presents a case-based approach to applying the often conflicting guidelines regarding blood pressure management in patients with CKD.

Date of Release: 03/07/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Escaping the Fat Trap: Advances in Endoscopic Bariatric Therapy 

Description: It is well recognized that obesity is a major health problem in the United States as well as other developed countries with rising prevalence leading to an increase in obesity related health complications. Dr. Rabindra Watson presents new advances in endoscopic bariatric therapy that may help in the fight against obesity.

Date of Release: 01/03/17

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: From Education to Insulin: A Diabetes Care Update

Description: The diabetes epidemic continues to grow in the United States and around the world. Dr. Matthew Freeby from the UCLA Division of Endocrinology provides an update on new developments in the management of diabetes.

Date of Release: 08/25/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Sustaining Humanism in Medicine: Benefits, Challenges, and the importance of Community

Description: Humanism is an essential attribute of a physician that emphasizes the value of human beings. It has been linked to better patient care and lower physician burnout. Using personal anecdotes, Dr. Iljie Fitzgerald provides a moving overview of humanism.

Date of Release: 06/30/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: Teaching Ethics at the Bedside

Description: Dr. Clarence Braddock presents a seminar deconstructing medical ethics. He provides a framework of how to work up an ethical dilemma using case-based scenarios.

Date of Release: 05/31/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV


Title: California's End of Life Option Act

Description: Dr. Neil Wenger and California State Senator Ben Allen present a two part perspective on California’s end of life act, outlining the background and requirements of the new state law which gives terminally ill patients an option to request aid-in-dying medications.

Date of Release: 04/12/16

Link/URL: CMECA or DOMTV



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