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Creating a Fellowship Curriculum in Patient Safety and Quality

  • September 2, 2014

CRICO’s SVP and Chief Medical Officer Luke Sato, MD, joins Program Manager of Patient Safety Education Administration Jane Gagne, and their other AJMQ co-authors, to write about the curriculum development process and resulting content for  CRICO’s Patient Safety & Quality Fellowship program, spanning across the Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals.


The aim of the curriculum development process was to define, coordinate, design, and implement a set of essential skills for future physician-scholars of any specialty to lead operational quality and patient safety efforts. Also, the program itself is described in the American Journal of Medical Quality companion article, “Design and Implementation of the Harvard Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality.”

 

Read the full-text article:
Abookire SA, Gandhi TK, Kachalia A, Sands K, Mort E, Bommarito G, Gagne J, Sato L, Weingart, SN. Creating a Fellowship Curriculum in Patient Safety and Quality. American Journal of Medical Quality; published online before print September 2, 2014; doi: 10.1177/1062860614549012. 

 

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