Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Blog helps residents tackle quality improvement projects
For medical students and residents who are preparing to participate in quality improvement (QI) projects at their institutions, a new student blog can help guide their efforts.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a group focused on quality improvement in health care, recently launched a blog to help medical students and residents anticipate and plan for issues surrounding the QI projects in which they will take part as participants or leaders.
The blog follows Colleen McCormick, a fourth-year medical student from Wright State University in Ohio, who used the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to conduct her first QI project. McCormick shares the ups and downs of her 20-week project with the IHI Open School community.
The AMA also provides resources to help residents begin their QI projects. The QI forum and database includes an introductory module, which features a panel of physician experts to help residents start creating their own projects.
Take part in policymaking at AMA-RFS annual meeting
The AMA Resident and Fellow Section (RFS) will host its 37th annual meeting June 13–15 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago to discuss and shape policy on a variety of issues in health care.
Visit the AMA-RFS 2013 annual meeting Web page for information about meeting activities, registration and deadlines.
Residents and fellows who are AMA members can submit resolutions on policy topics important to them. Resolutions are due May 3. View the AMA-RFS instructions for tips on writing an effective resolution.