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Building Knowledge about Education in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through Interprofessional Education and Health System Partnerships

Project Description: The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine effort creates a continuum of learning about quality and safety for medical students in a way that will advance our understanding of quality & safety education in the core professional development of physicians. This system-wide process increases capacity for research in quality improvement education by:
Creating a laboratory for building and testing innovative educational experiences in quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) in the context of a medical school curriculum which states competence in QI/PS as an explicit goal.

  • Engaging Office of Medical Education leaders who are experts in medical education research and Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ) leaders who are experts in QI/PS application and research.
  • Utilizing the MU SOM Russell D. and Mary B. Shelden Clinical Simulation Center to increase the authenticity and experiential aspects of the new learning experiences.
  • Supporting and developing new faculty leaders who are mentored by the education and QI/PS experts noted above.
  • Creating interprofessional educational experiences through relationships with leaders in MU’s other health professional training programs.
  • Developing faculty leaders’ capacity to design and evaluate education innovations in a way that leads to scholarly products.

Primary contact: Linda A. Headrick, M.D., M.S., F.A.C.P.; Helen Mae Spiese Distinguished Faculty Scholar, Senior Associate Dean for Education, Professor of Medicine
Institution: University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine

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