The AAMC’s 2013 expert panel report, Teaching for Quality: Integrating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety across the Continuum of Medical Education , affirmed a sizable gap in the training and education of health professional learners, across the continuum, in quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS). The report concluded that the future AMC must support the development of faculty as educators and leaders in QI/PS in order to meet nationwide patient care goals. It is from this report that the Te4Q faculty development certificate program developed. The report includes competencies, the current state of – and recommendations for – teaching healthcare quality improvement and patient safety across the continuum of medical education.
The executive summary is also available.
For questions about Te4Q, please email Te4Q@aamc.org.
Robert Baron, MD, MS – AAMC/University of California, San Francisco
Raj Behal, MD, MPH – Rush University Medical Center
Linda Headrick, MD, MS (Chair) – University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine
Dave Mayer, MD – University of Illinois College of Medicine
Susan Pingleton, MD – University of Kansas Medical Center
Kelley Skeff, MD, PhD – Stanford University School of Medicine
Dave Sklar, MD – University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Prathibha Varkey, MD, MPH, MHPE – Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Brian Wong, MD, FRCPC – University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
The Te4Q faculty development initiative was piloted at the University of Kansas on September 13th, 2013. A day-long workshop was provided to 22 KU clinical faculty. Prior to attending the workshop, each participant was required to begin the development of an educational project in quality improvement and patient safety, The workshop was led by four expert AAMC faculty and aimed to further develop participant's educational projects and enhance their knowledge and skills in creating curricula, teaching, and assessing learners in quality improvement and patient safety.
KU participants are continuing to develop their educational projects post-workshop with support of Te4Q coaches and mentors. In the early part of 2014, each KU participant will present their finalized educational project plan for review by AAMC Te4Q faculty. Completion of the workshop, participation in follow-up educational webinars, and presentation of the final project will result in an AAMC Certificate in Teaching for Quality awarded to participants.
Feedback from the pilot has led to valuable improvements and modifications of the Te4Q program.