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, each resident designs and implements a QI/PS project with faculty mentorship, culminating in a poster or oral presentation at UMKC’s Quality and Patient Safety Day each May.  So, over the course of 3 years, each resident completes at least 3 QI projects.