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Integrating an Effective CME Presence into the Academic Medical Center

Academic CME Survey

The 2014 update of the Continuing Education and Improvement Section of the Group on Educational Affairs (GEA) and the AAMC Medical Education Cluster.

Teaching for Quality

Te4Q Part 2 - Te4Q Workshop

Program Overview

Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) is a faculty development program that trains clinical faculty how to effectively teach quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) to medical students, residents, and other clinicians. By training clinical faculty how to integrate QI/PS across the continuum of medical education, Te4Q ensures that QI/PS is a part of medical education from day one.

Te4Q was created in response to an identified gap in the education of students, residents, and practicing clinicians in quality improvement and patient safety. Te4Q also supports multiple national academic and clinical priorities for improved patient and health care outcomes, with an emphasis on progressive accreditation requirements (e.g., those of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).

To see if Te4Q is right for your institution, view the Why Te4Q  assessment tool.

How the Program Works

Through a combination of assessments, an onsite workshop, the development of an educational project, and expert mentoring, Te4Q equips clinical faculty to lead, design, and evaluate effective learning in quality improvement and patient safety across the continuum of medical education. Upon successful completion of the program, participants earn the AAMC’s Te4Q Certificate.

How to Bring Te4Q to Your Institution

Bringing Te4Q to your institution is a significant step towards effectively integrating quality improvement and patient safety into your institution's medical curriculum and culture. Please contact Lisa Howley to discuss participation. Te4Q sites are asked to bear direct expenses of travel and accommodation of AAMC faculty, along with other costs related to workshops, project development, and continuing AAMC support.

Te4Q Part 1 - Te4Q Bootcamp

While Te4Q started as a faculty development program designed to train faculty how to teach QI/PS, it quickly became apparent that there was a need to train more faculty in the basics of QI/PS.

Te4Q Part 1 is designed to provide clinicians and clinician-educators with this training in an interactive format. Commonly referred to as the 'Te4Q Bootcamp', Part 1 introduces faculty to key QI/PS concepts using educational techniques that may then be applied in the clinical learning environment. Examples of topics covered include aim statement creation, QI measurement, root cause analysis, stakeholder analysis, and diagnostic error, among others.