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About Integrating Quality


To lead and support AAMC members in achieving safe, high-quality, high-value health care that is driven by continuous quality improvement and implemented throughout interprofessional education and clinical practice.


Academic health systems will lead the nation in quality and safety education, research and clinical performance, to improve the health of all.

IQ Model: Integrating Quality Across AMCs

Developed with input from the IQ Steering Committee, the IQ Model depicts some of the key factors that contribute to coordinated approaches to quality across academic medical centers, including organizational commitment to quality and safety, team-based training and care, education across the continuum, assessment and data analysis, and ongoing performance improvement activities. Learn more

AAMC Quality Resources

Resources for improving clinical quality and integrating education and training into these quality efforts:

  • Academic Medicine Collection on Quality and Safety

    This featured collection in Academic Medicine examines quality and safety as it is taught in medical schools and practiced in teaching hospitals. It includes articles about teaching quality and safety to learners, calls for increases in curricula that focus on quality and safety, and research reports providing the results of quality and safety initiatives.

  • The iCollaborative IQ collection includes tools and strategies for enhancing the culture of quality across the continuum of clinical care and education and features meeting material from the 2012 and 2013 IQ Meetings.

  • IQLink Newsletter

    The IQLink newsletter provides regular news and updates, recent publications, funding announcements, and professional development opportunities for members of the IQ community. To join the listserve, e-mail

  • An open educational resource that includes quality improvement and patient safety resources for curriculum development.

  • Quality resources include links to key quality and patient safety terminology, readings, initiatives and organizations, as well as quality/performance improvement tools and resources. Search for Quality Resources by Topic using the right navigation.