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Medical Staff Affairs - Departments & Programs, UW Hospital and Clinics

Medical Staff Affairs is the administrative arm for UW Health's practicing physicians, which comprises more than 50 accredited specialty and subspecialty programs.


How can I check if someone is privileged to perform moderate sedation?

The individual's privilege list will have this information.

Moderate Sedation is an additional privilege available to most providers. If you check an individual's privilege listing, you will be able to tell if Adult or Pediatric Moderate Sedation privileges have been granted.

How can I find out whether someone has admitting privileges?

You can look up privileges for staff members by using the online Medical Staff Privilege List. Each staff members' privilege summary is available. Staff with admitting privileges will have that notation on their summary page.

How can I tell if a physician may perform a specific procedure?

If you are use to the old laundry list format, you may find the new format to be confusing. In the past, you were able to run your finger down the list and look for a specific privilege, but since the core privileging statements include the words "included but not limited to," the next obvious question is, "What isn't included in the core?" 

In order to find out what is not included in the core you need to look at:

The new lists include all privileges from the standard privilege list for the specialty. After each privilege you will find one of the following statements:

Members of the medical staff can only practice the privileges that have been Granted.

What are Core Privileges and Additional Privileges?

Each standard privilege list is divided into Core Privileges and Additional Privileges.

The "Core Privileges" section includes a statement describing the common procedures or activities a physician, who has completed the minimum training requirements (e.g. residency, fellowship) in the specialty, is typically qualified to perform.

The "Additional Privileges" section includes specific privileges/procedures that the department has determined requires additional training or experience.

What does it mean when there is more than one "Core" in a specialty area?

In some areas you will find more than one core privilege. For example, in ophthalmology, there is a Medical Ophthalmology Core and a Surgical Ophthalmology Core and in Internal Medicine there is a Major Care Core and an Intermediate Care Core. At first glance you may not notice the difference between the two but, for example, if you look closely at the Internal Medicine cores you will notice that the intermediate care core is for the physician who only practices in an outpatient setting.



Privilege List Search

Resident Competencies and Roster


Adult Moderate Sedation Topics

Adult Moderate Sedation Post-Test

Pediatric Sedation


Graduate Medical Education (GME)