Department of Medicine – Speaking on COVID-19

Department of Medicine Clinic Director Adapts FEMA Guidelines in Light of COVID-19

Jennifer M. Schmidt, MD
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Just six weeks on the job, Jennifer Schmidt, MD, medical director at the Washington University Complete Care Clinic, found herself preparing to cope with the demands of COVID-19. As a trained clinician, she turned to guidelines, and has adapted the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Incident Command System to manage the clinic’s operations during this fast-changing COVID-19 pandemic. Her approach is featured in the New England Journal of Medicine’s Catalyst, “Seeking Evidence-Based COVID-19 Preparedness:  A FEMA Framework for Clinic Management.”