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Integrating Quality (IQ)


Learn more about other AAMC quality activities and resources.

Teaching for Quality

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 on-site 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. For more information, view our How Te4Q Works page.

Teaching for Quality Programs

Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) Part 1

Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) Part 2

Teaching for Quality Resources

Contact Us

Lisa Howley, PhD, MEd
Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives & Partnerships in Medical Education

Stephen McKenzie
Director,Constituent Engagement