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AAMC's Teaching for Quality Certificate Program

Now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 cohort! Click here to apply!

Moving clinicians from developing a QI/PS educational idea to implementing and evaluating an effective educational intervention


Video created by Dr. Mike Evans and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, embedded from Youtube.com.

Have questions or need additional information on the program or the time commitment required to participate? Or are you interested in participating and want to request the participation learning contract? Please contact Brandy Church at brandy.church@hc.msu.edu.

The Program:

The goal of the AAMC’s “Teaching for Quality” initiative is to ensure that every medical school and teaching hospital in the U.S. has access to faculty who are ready, able, and willing to engage in and lead education in quality improvement, patient safety, and the reduction of excess healthcare costs. To accomplish this goal, the AAMC developed a multi-faceted certificate program that equips clinical faculty with the ability to lead, design, and evaluate effective learning in QI/PS across the continuum of health professional development.

At the completion of the program, participants will be able to:

  • Address an identified gap in the education of residents and/or practicing clinicians regarding quality improvement and patient safety, focused within one of four CLER “Pathways to Excellence” components (Patient Safety (PS), Health Care Quality (HQ), Care Transitions (CT), and Duty Hours/Fatigue Management & Mitigation (DM); projects in the other two CLER areas- Supervision (S) and Professionalism (P)-are not applicable at this time)
  • Design an educational innovation to fill that gap (with the assistance of an SCS Faculty Coach)
  • Implement and assess the impact of the innovation (with the assistance of an SCS Faculty Coach)
  • Produce a scholarly poster, article, or presentation on the innovation and the results

The Curriculum:

Participants in the program will attend a 2.5 day workshop led by AAMC faculty on February 15- 17, 2017 in Lansing that focuses on the following topics:

Overview of Adult Learning Principles
  • Identify level of learners and learner competence
  • State a clear educational goal
  • Develop SMART learning objectives
  • Design effective educational formats
Effective Teaching of QI and Patient Safety
  • Engage learners in QI activity
  • Create team training opportunities
  • Provide examples across the continuum
Assessing Impact
  • Learner Assessment
  • Develop techniques for assessing learners in various learning formats
  • Use Kirkpatrick levels of evaluation
  • Program Evaluation
  • Develop effective overall program evaluation
Making the Case and Leading Change
  • Create a strategy for change necessary for implementation of learning initiative
  • Develop an implementation plan that includes timeline and needed resources
  • Identify and develop a plan for overcoming barriers

To download a program brochure with additional information, please click here

Have questions or need additional information on the program or the time commitment required to participate? Or are you interested in participating and want to request the participation learning contract? Please contact Brandy Church at brandy.church@hc.msu.edu.