Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Clerkship

Publication ID Published Version
388 March 4, 2009 1


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Lohr K, Peppler R, Duhig J, Schlappy D. Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Clerkship. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2009. Available from:

Educational Objectives

  1. To be able to describe STEEEP Principles as outlined in "Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century."
  2. To be able to discuss importance of improvement in both performance and process in practice and health care.
  3. To be able to identify weaknesses in the health care delivery system and medical errors encountered during clinical training.
  4. To be able to work as members of the health care team to develop and/or perform a study and make recommendations for improving the health care delivery system.
  5. To be able to prepare a report and/or give a project presentation describing the problem and process for improving performance.


  • STEEEP Principles, Healthcare Delivery


  • Interpersonal & Communication Skills
  • Interprofessional Collaboration
  • Practice-based Learning & Improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based Practice

Professional Interest

  • Patient Safety/Medical Errors
  • Quality Improvement

Academic Focus

  • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Skills/Doctoring

Intended Audience

  • Professional School
    • Medical Student
  • Professional School Post-Graduate Training
    • Fellow
    • Resident


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