Quality Improvement Projects

Current Projects

The OAQI is working on the following projects.

Project Name

Status

Goal

Required Clinical Experiences (RCEs) Passports

In Progress: Working with the RCE Taskforce to standardize documentation of RCEs.

Establish a standardized process across all clerkships, which will improve the overall centralized process of monitoring completion of RCEs.  Increase opportunities for formative feedback in the clerkships.

Departmental Dashboards

In Progress: Defining the Content

Establish departmental dashboards that provide an overview of departmental contributions to the medical curriculum and performance metrics from a variety of sources.

Closing the Loop

In Progress: determining most effective method of communication

To complete the feedback loop so students are aware of actions taken as a result of their feedback.

Completed Projects

The OAQI has completed the following projects and continues to monitor outcomes.

Project Name

Goal

Outcome

Grades within six weeks

To ensure all students receive final grades within six weeks of course/clerkship completion

100% Compliance

Overall Student Satisfaction

To identify factors that influence student satisfaction with overall quality of medical education.

Comprehensive list of factors identified through focus groups with current and former students.  Findings presented to the Curriculum/Phase Committees for consideration during curricular redesign process.  Findings also shared with senior leadership to guide QI projects.

LCME Accreditation

To complete the process of preparing for an LCME accreditation site visit and achieve full accreditation.

Full Accreditation achieved. 

QI of the Accreditation Preparation Process
To design a lean, efficient, and effective process for preparing accreditation documents and planning the site visit.
A new process based on Lean principles of waste reduction has been mapped and will be implemented for the next accreditation visit.