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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Should Quality Improvement be Taught During Medical School?

All UTMB house staff and at least one department member of each residency program must complete training offered by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) in Quality Improvement (QI). Should formal QI training begin earlier than residency? British medical students advocate development and implementation of a QI curriculum in their medical schools in Advances in Medical Education and Practice 2016:7, pages 171-172 (see https://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=26065 ). As first year medical students at Imperial College (London), they learned about QI during the first year. They reported, “The most beneficial aspect of this integrated module was the opportunity provided to actively participate in finding solutions for real problems in the clinical setting, of which some ideas have been formally implemented by hospitals.”