Quality Improvement Training in Medical Education: The Evidence and a Personal Experience

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Marina Abdel Malak

Keywords

quality improvement, medical education, curriculum, leaders, change

Abstract

Quality improvement is the process of assessing current practices, brainstorming ways to improve these practices, and evaluating the outcome of the interventions. Quality improvement aims to enhance patient safety, increase efficiency and productivity in clinical practice, and improve health outcomes. Engaging residents and medical students in quality improvement projects during their medical education is important because it allows learners to be familiar with these concepts prior to practicing as physicians. With exposure to quality improvements initiatives during their training, medical learners will be better prepared to engage in quality improvement projects in their role as leaders and patient advocates.