Accelerating Change in Medical Education

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Joined September 2013

The initiative at Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University establishes a comprehensive longitudinal core curriculum in patient safety, quality improvement, population health and team-based care for all medical students.

The curriculum includes completion of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Certificate Program, system-wide patient safety seminars, problem-based learning cases and new objective structured clinical examinations and simulation cases that incorporate delivery-system science principles.

As part of the implementation of the curriculum, Brody established its Teachers of Quality Academy to provide faculty development in the new competencies that were to be incorporated in the medical school curriculum.

2019 spring consortium meeting

Poster presented: Redesigning Education to Accelerate Change In Healthcare (REACH) (PDF)

Needs/gaps addressed:

  • TQA addresses the need to train interprofessional teams to advance the culture change needed to transform the health care delivery system across the continuum.
  • Creating valid assessment tools will further our ability to study both process and outcome measures related to HSS knowledge and application.
  • After identifying gaps in HSS content throughout our longitudinal curriculum, we will be able to develop educational offerings and integrate the knowledge and skills into the greater curriculum.

Principal investigator: Luan Lawson-Johnson, MD, MEd

Assistant dean of curriculum, assessment and clinical academic affairs, associate professor of emergency medicine