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American Association for Physician Leadership

A Novel Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Residents

Daniel Golden, MD, MA

Danielle Haussner, MD

Mary-Kate Gorlick, MD

Amos J. Shemesh, MD

Shivani Chopra, MD

Brady Rippon, MS

Thomas L. Bennett, MD

Rahul Sharma, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE

Manish Garg, MD, CPE

Brenna M. Farmer, MD, MBA

Matthew E. McCarty, MD

Mar 8, 2023

Physician Leadership Journal

Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 15-24



Quality improvement training during residency is a crucial component of post-graduate medical education and is one of the Association of American Medical Colleges Cross-Continuum Competencies and the six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education domains of clinical competency. No national standard curriculum exists when it comes to training emergency medicine residents. A novel residency-focused QI curriculum was implemented to help emergency medicine residents develop foundational skills in QI and to translate these skills into practical projects that span multiple disciplines. The curriculum was effective, is readily adaptable to the resident physician and medical student levels, and supports the national trend toward implementing education in QI earlier in physician training.

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