Quality and Patient Safety in Our Residency Program
Residents partake in a quality improvement and patient safety curriculum, which includes experiences throughout the three years of residency.
A small-group workshop introduces residents to QI tools and methodology. They also participate in an interactive seminar to review the elements of patient safety using shared experiences to drive the discussion.
During their primary care rotation, residents identify and plan an individual performance improvement project via an interactive worksheet, and receive written guidance and feedback from QI faculty.
Residents have the opportunity to actively participate in Acute Cause Analyses and Morbidity and Mortality Conferences.
PL-2 and PL-3 year (optional)
Resident Advanced Skills Program in Quality and Patient Safety: A two-year intensive QI/PS experience with dedicated improvement advisors to teach QI concepts and tools, use of well-established resources such as the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School for self-learning, and a clinical mentor.
These residents complete a self-assessment, objective assessment using the Quality Improvement Knowledge Assessment Tool, and application-based assessment via participation in a longitudinal QI project.