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URMC Certificate in Teaching Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (URTe4Q)


November 2-3, 2015


University of Rochester
Saunders Research Building
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Room:  SRB 1412
Rochester, NY 14620

Program Goal

To equip clinical faculty to lead, design and evaluate effective learning in Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (QI/PS) across the continuum of health professional education.

The Association of American Medical Colleges' (AAMC) 2013 Expert Panel Report "Teaching
for Quality: Integrating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety across the Continuum of Medical Education" urges medical schools and teaching hospitals to expect all clinical faculty to be proficient in QIIPS competencies; and to identify, develop and support a critical mass of faculty as expert educators, to create, implement and evaluate training and education in QIIPS for students, residents and colleagues. Modeled after the AAMC Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) initiative, the goal of this URTe4Q Certificate Program is to ensure that our learners have access to faculty who are ready, able, and willing to engage in and lead education in quality improvement, patient safety, and the reduction of excess healthcare costs.

By completing the certificate program, clinical faculty will be able to:

1. Gain knowledge on the latest thinking and theories regarding QI/PS and experience in implementing QI/PS processes and techniques in practice
2. Address an identified gap in the education of students, residents, and/or practicing clinicians regarding quality improvement and patient safety
3. Design an educational innovation to fill that gap
4. Implement and assess the impact of the innovation
5. Appreciate principles of scholarship in QI/PS



Certification / Accreditation 


Sponsored by

The Institute for Innovative Education


Click here to register!

For more information, please contact:

Janine R. Shapiro, MD
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Medical Director for Continuing Medical Education
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
(585) 276-3782