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Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Nov;53(13):1248-54. doi: 10.1177/0009922814538701. Epub 2014 Jun 13.

Trainee and program director perceptions of quality improvement and patient safety education: preparing for the next accreditation system.

Author information

1
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA ian.zenlea@childrens.harvard.edu.
2
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA Dana-Farber/Children's Hospital Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA.
3
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA.
4
Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the current state of quality improvement and patient safety (QIPS) education at a large teaching hospital.

METHODS:

We surveyed 429 trainees (138 residents, 291 clinical fellows) and 38 program directors (PDs; 2 were PDs of >1 program) from 39 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited training programs.

RESULTS:

Twenty-nine PDs (76.3%) and 259 trainees (60.3%) responded. Most trainees (68.8%) reported participation in projects culminating in scholarly products (39.9%) or clinical innovations (44%). Most PDs reported that teaching (88.9%) and project supervision (83.3%) are performed by expert faculty. Nearly half of the PDs (45.8%) and trainees (49.6%) perceived project-based learning to be of equal value to formal curricula. Compared with trainees, a greater proportion of PDs reported needs for funding for projects, teaching faculty to provide mentorship, and faculty development (P < .05).

CONCLUSIONS:

Providing additional financial, administrative, and operational support could enhance the value of curricula and projects. Developing expert teaching faculty is paramount.

KEYWORDS:

medical education; patient safety; program director; quality improvement; trainee

PMID:
24928576
DOI:
10.1177/0009922814538701
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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