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Quality Improvement Curriculum

Emergency Medicine Residency Program- Quality Improvement Curriculum

Under the direction of our co-chairs of quality improvement, residents participate longitudinally in multidisciplinary quality improvement groups. Each of our six groups has a faculty member, a nurse, an administrative liaison and two residents from each year (eight residents total). Each group develops a problem statement, project goals and goal measures for the year. Members complete an online module that assists in their education regarding quality improvement principles and explains the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle approach that is followed. Completed quality improvement projects are presented during our annual quality improvement day each spring. Many past and ongoing quality improvement projects have resulted in major departmental improvements or new workflows and have yielded peer-reviewed publications and national conference presentations.