Quality Improvement Curriculum


Projects should focus on quality and provision of care for pediatric patients using the “plan, do, study, act” philosophy. Projects that focus on patient safety are encouraged. During your PGY-2 year, you will be assigned into groups of 4-5 residents. Your group will create or implement quality improvement activities suggested by the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Academy of Pediatrics over a 12-month period. At the end of this time, your group will present a poster about your efforts using common QI tools.

Residents may request approval for the use of other ongoing QI initiatives they are actively involved in to fulfill this requirement (must be approved by Program Director and QI Curriculum Director).

Project Objectives

  • Appropriately identify and define an opportunity for improvement
  • Measure and analyze the performance gaps found, and recognize their possible impact on patient care
  • Identify structure, process and outcome components appropriate to the project setting, and the associated patient population
  • Ensure the structure, process and outcome components chosen are measurable and clearly linked to patient care
  • Understand how each quality measure identified affects patient care