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Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Forum and Project Database

Healthcare reform has brought renewed focus on quality improvement (QI). QI is both a way to benefit patients through safer care and as a method to reduce costs associated with preventable errors. The ACGME also recognizes the benefits of quality improvement and now requires that residents to complete quality improvement projects. The AMA has created a members-only forum and database to help residents and fellows start creating their own QI initiatives.

Use your AMA login to access the QI Forum and Project Database where you can view:

The QI introductory module: featuring a panel of experts to help you start creating your project. During the module you will learn:

  • What is QI and why is it important?
  • How do I find a good QI initiative?
  • How do I construct my own QI Project?
The QI Project Database: consists of QI projects submitted by residents and fellows. This is where you can share QI projects and ideas, and hopefully inspire others to create their own QI interventions. The database is organized by specialty and could include submissions concerning the following specialties:
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Hosital Processes / General
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Oncology and Hematology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Other resources and published works on QI projects are available on the QI Forum, including "Plan, Do, Study, Act" projects, Root Cause Analysis, and Ishikawa (Fishbone) Diagrams.

By accessing or using this QI Forum and Project Database, you agree to comply with and be bound by the Terms and Conditions of Use of AMA Websites.