The Department of Internal Medicine launched an expanded education curriculum on Healthcare Quality & Safety this year under the collaborative guidance of the residency program leadership team and the department Vice-Chair for Quality. The curriculum entails several components, including didactic lectures and an online self-study requirement through the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School course, experiential activities where residents attend hospital quality meetings and committees, and participating in one of several quality improvement projects. Leaders in quality and safety from UT and Memorial Hermann Hospital participate in this curriculum and provide support and education. The experience of this program is being shared with other UT post-graduate training programs to facilitate the development of an institutional level Quality & Safety educational curriculum to supplement all clinical training programs in line with national trends. For further information or to participate in this program, please contact Dr. Philip Orlander (Residency program director) or Dr. Khalid Almoosa (Vice-chair for quality).
October 30, 2013