QI and Patient Safety: No Longer Just an Elective for Trainees


The demand for training in healthcare quality and patient safety, for both medical students and residents, has never been higher. The Quality and Safety Educators Academy (QSEA, sites.hospitalmedicine.org/qsea) responds to that demand by providing medical educators with the knowledge and tools to integrate quality improvement and safety concepts into their curricula.

Sponsored by the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), QSEA 2016 is a two-and-a-half-day course designed as a faculty development program. This year, QSEA will be held at Tempe Mission Palms Hotel and Conference Center in Tempe, Ariz., from May 23 to 25.

Attendees will enjoy a hands-on, interactive learning environment with a 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. Participants will develop a professional network and leave with a tool kit of educational resources and curricular tools for quality and safety education.

Think QSEA is for you? Make plans to attend now if you are:

  • A program director or assistant program director interested in acquiring new curricular ideas to help meet the ACGME requirements, which require residency programs to integrate quality and safety in their curriculum
  • A medical school leader or clerkship director developing quality and safety curricula for students
  • A faculty member beginning a new role or expanding an existing role in quality and safety education
  • A quality and safety leader who wishes to extend influence and effectiveness by learning strategies to teach and engage trainees

QSEA has sold out each of the past four years, so don’t delay. Register online at sites.hospitalmedicine.org/qsea/register.html or via phone at 800-843-3360. Questions? Email [email protected]. TH

Brett Radler is SHM’s communications coordinator.

QSEA Testimonials

Past attendees have great things to say about QSEA:

  • “As a ‘recovering private practice’ hospitalist, the conference helped me clarify how I can optimally fit within the academic triangle of clinical care, education, and research.”
  • “LOVED the curriculum development part—that was the missing piece for me.”
  • “The faculty was exceptional, and I was so impressed by both their accomplishments and their engagement in our education.”

Register Now for QSEA 2016

Register online at sites.hospitalmedicine.org/qsea/register.html or via phone at 800-843-3360. Email questions to [email protected].

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