A Quality Education: A Comprehensive Review of a Combined Longitudinal and Specialty Track Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Medical School Curriculum
Murphy, T.J.; Saldivar, B.N.; Holland, C.K.; Lossius, M.N.
American Journal of Medical Quality: the Official Journal of the American College of Medical Quality 2021
ISSN/ISBN: 1062-8606 PMID: 34108392 Accession: 071138947
Structured quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) education has increased at every level of medical education; however, great variability exists in the content taught. Here, the authors present a longitudinal model for medical student QI/PS education that is currently implemented at the University of Florida College of Medicine. The curriculum is taught with a variety of teaching methods incorporated into each year with increasing levels of clinical implementation. This curriculum is multimodal and introduces students to QI/PS concepts, presents mock scenarios, and eventually encourages clinical application to situations students experience during their own clinical practice. Additionally, a specialized track for students to have further immersion into this field of medicine is described, which involves specialized training, expanded educational opportunities, and a capstone project. Both the curriculum and specialized track contain explicit clinical integration to ensure students are prepared to enter the medical profession to engage in QI/PS endeavors.