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Family Medicine Curriculum in Quality Improvement, Management and Leadership

Published: September 4, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9229

Included in this publication:

  • Agenda Residents Fall 2012.pdf
  • Brochure.pdf
  • Choosing Opportunities for Improvement.pdf
  • Evals Fall 2011.pdf
  • Facilitators Guide Excerpts.pdf
  • Instructor's Guide.pdf
  • PG Choosing Opportunities for Improvement.pdf
  • PG Team Form.pdf
  • Practice Profile.pdf
  • Team Form.pdf
  • Workbook Excerpts.pdf

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This resource provides excerpts and an overview description of a 4-day program teaching quality improvement in primary care, including the management and leadership of teams. Preconference work, along with excerpts from presenter guides, facilitator guides, and the participants' workbook for two of the 20 modules, are provided. Evaluations from previous presentations to residents and faculty of family medicine in 2011, as well as the agenda for 2012, are also included. The entire program with vision, mission, and learning objectives is described in an accompanying brochure. The work provides an educationally sound and highly interactive method of teaching the skills of quality improvement, with the management and leadership of teams, for a primary care setting.

Educational Objectives

By the end of this resource, learners will be able to:

  1. Teach quality improvement skills and add the competencies of team management and leadership to ensure effective quality improvement project spread and implementation.
  2. Describe and evaluate their practice.
  3. Identify perceived opportunities in their practice.
  4. Apply the quality improvement framework and quality assessment approaches to identify previously unperceived opportunities for improvement in their practice.
  5. Prioritize opportunities for improvement.
  6. Select a quality improvement opportunity at the system level to initiate their quality improvement journey.

Author Information

  • Philip Angus Ellison, MD, MBA, CCFP, FCFP: University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
  • Kate Hodgson, DVM, MHSc, CCMEP: University of Toronto
  • Mary-Kay Whittaker: University of Toronto
  • Margaret Bucknam: University of Toronto
  • Marcia Darling, BSc: University of Toronto

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Ellison P, Hodgson K, Whittaker M, Bucknam M, Darling M. Family medicine curriculum in quality improvement, management and leadership. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9229. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9229