Training & Development

The Emory Office of Quality offers a variety of training and development in quality for faculty members.

Training for Faculty Members, Residents, Medical School Students (Open to all)

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) offers healthcare quality training open to all levels of healthcare professionals from medical students to senior physicians. For more information about the programs the Institute for Healthcare Improvement offers please visit their IHI website.

Resident Training 

The Emory Internal Medicine Residency - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum

The curriculum promotes Emory residents to develop QI skills by utilizing the working knowledge of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) model as demonstrated by the ability to carry out an outpatient QI project over the academic year.  Residents work as interdisciplinary teams to improve quality of patient care and safety based on their continuity clinic location. Since starting this curriculum in 2006, several projects and posters have been presented at local, national, and international conferences allowing resident to gauge the process of quality improvement with the goal of sustainability of the project. In addition, residents have elective opportunities to lead, coordinate or participate in the design and implementation of QI initiatives at practice, and system levels, using a collaborative team approach by working closely with IT, nursing staff, chief residents and faculty.

Examples of residents posters

Quality Academy

The Emory Healthcare Quality Academy offers 2 courses available to faculty, staff, and residents.  Leadership for Healthcare Improvement is a 2-day overview course, and the Practical Methods for Healthcare Improvement is an intensive course involving 12 days over 4 months aimed to develop expertise to independently lead QI projects.  See more information at this link http://www.ourehc.org/departments/quality/index.html.  

For more information about the Emory Quality Academy please contact Nate Spell, III, MD.