Quality Improvement (QI) Experience
An innovative program to train pediatric residents in quality improvement began at our program in 2009 and continues through the work of Dr. Paula Soung (QI curriculum director), QI faculty advisors, and the pediatric chief residents.
The goals of this program are two-fold:
To prepare residents for the Maintenance of Certification Quality Improvement process as established by the American Board of Pediatrics.
To encourage residents to actively improve their practice of medicine by planning and implementing system changes to provide improved patient care.
During the PL-2 and PL-3 years, each resident works with a group of their colleagues on a QI project of their choosing. Past projects have included topics such as:
Improving handoff communication between residents
Improving transfer communication between the PICU and general medical floor
Improving resident/nursing staff communication
Residents get formal training from Dr. Soung and others in the CHW QI department on QI theory, techniques and data management. Residents present their work on “Resident QI Day”, a forum dedicated to resident quality improvement projects in May of their PL-3 year.