Internal Medicine Residency

Quality Improvement/Patient Safety


Our residents participate in a formal QI/PS curriculum during each “+1” week.  IHI Open School provides the foundational curriculum, with each resident earning the Basic Certificate by the end of their PGY-2 year. Most importantly, in small groups of 6-7, residents design and implement a QI/PS project with faculty mentorship, culminating in a poster or oral presentation at UMKC’s Quality and Patient Safety Day.  Several of these projects are eventually presented a regional/national meetings