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Quality in Your Pocket: Using Pocket Cards to Integrate Large Scale Quality Improvement into the Clerkship Year

Jan 2017 Fac Dev Workshop
Précis: Knowledge of quality improvement principles is rapidly becoming a core educational
requirement. In this workshop you will learn how one medical school integrated a year of learners into
large scale QI projects, along with the tools to create one.
Workshop Text: Objective/Background: Incorporating quality improvement (QI) into medical education
is increasingly common and has been shown to improve both patient care and learners comfort with QI,
but integrating QI into undergraduate medical education is a novel pursuit. In line with the APGO core
value of system improvement, we incorporated a large-scale QI project into the clerkship year. The
project includes didactic and experiential elements, and follows core quality measures. In this workshop
participants will engage to: incorporate QI into the clerkship year, identify measures for improved
patient care and educational outcomes, and develop accompanying student pocket cards to implement
their own projects at home institutions. Workshop Agenda: 1.Review of educational principles for QI
and educational project development. 2.Brief demonstration of how we incorporated QI into the
clerkship and measured outcomes in patient understanding, student satisfaction, knowledge and
behaviors. 3.Small group breakouts will brainstorm strategies to incorporate medical students in QI
projects and outcome measure development. 4.Following a suggested template, small groups will design
pocket cards for students to guide their participation and record outcomes. Interactive: Participants will
discuss how to creatively incorporate a QI project into your Ob-Gyn clerkship. Using guidelines, you will
design your own pocket cards for medical students to use during the clerkship. Take-home: Participants
will have designed a pocket card guide that can be used to incorporate QI into their own clerkship
curriculums, and will have developed a framework for quantifying both QI and educational outcome

Topics: Faculty Development Seminar, 2017, Student, Faculty, Clerkship Director, Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice & Improvement, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, UME, Quality & Safety, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, General Ob-Gyn,

General Information

Workshop 2017 APGO Fac Dev Seminar
Student,Faculty,Clerkship Director,
Patient Care,Medical Knowledge,Professionalism,Systems-Based Practice & Improvement,Interpersonal & Communication Skills,Practice-Based Learning & Improvement,
Quality & Safety,
Clinical Focus
Maternal-Fetal Medicine,General Ob-Gyn,

Author Information

Molly Siegel, MS4, Ob-Gyn/Boston University School of Medicine, Farnaz Farhi, Jodi Abbott, MD

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