Health care needs a cadre of physician leaders who have the tools and knowledge to prevent patient harm, improve outcomes and rein in the unsustainable growth in costs. Yet while many medical students and residents have great enthusiasm for this type of work, they often complete their training without having developed the skills needed to become leaders who can fix flawed systems of care delivery.
This one-day event -- the third annual patient safety and quality summit of the ACMQ Student and Resident Section -- aims to introduce medical students, residents and fellows to the possibilities of integrating quality improvement and patient safety work into their clinical careers. Other clinicians and educators, such as residency program directors, will gain insights for how to incorporate safety and quality into training of physicians.
The theme of this year's event is "Integrating Quality into Medical Education and Clinical Practice." Topics to be covered include:
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Students in related fields, such as public health, nursing, and hospital administration, are also encouraged to sign up at the student rate.
This event is sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the American College of Medical Quality.