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Integrating Quality Initiative

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The AAMC's Integrating Quality (IQ) Initiative's mission is to lead and support AAMC members in achieving safe, high-quality, high-value health care that is driven by continuous quality improvement implemented throughout inter-professional education and clinical practice. 

Our Vision

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

Annual AAMC Integrating Quality Conference

Each year the AAMC hosts the Integrating Quality Conference – the professional development event for clinical and educational leaders, faculty, educators, trainees, and students from across the health professions in academic medicine who are advancing health care quality, patient safety, and high-value care innovations. 
If you have questions or would like to suggest topics or speakers for the future, contact us at or 202-828-0611.

Save the Date: June 4-5, 2020

12th Annual Integrating Quality Conference (Kansas City, Missouri)

Important Dates

  • Call for Abstracts: Mid-November to Late December 2019
  • Abstract Acceptance Notices: February 2020
  • Registration Opens - Book Hotel & Travel: March to May 2020


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

  • IQ Model - Integrating Quality Across AMCs: Developed in 2008 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 QI activities.

  • Academic Medicine: Quality & Safety Collection of Papers: This collection 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.

  • IQLink Newsletter (click to register): 

    IQLink is a product of our IQ Initiative that is leading and supporting member institutions in achieving safe, high-quality, high-value health care that is driven by continuous quality improvement implemented throughout interprofessional education and clinical practice. The newsletter provides access to news and updates, recent publications, funding announcements, and professional development opportunities.     

  • Access the 2019-2020 AAMC IQ Steering Committee Members roster.


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