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A continuous quality improvement curriculum for residents: addressing core competency, improving systems.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15383393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a residency continuous quality improvement (CQI) curriculum. METHOD: Forty-four medicine and pediatrics residents participated in a CQI curriculum. Resident-designed projects were scored for CQI construct skills using a grading tool. Pre- and post-tests evaluated knowledge, perceived knowledge, interest, and self-efficacy. RESULTS: Differences between pre- and post-test perceived knowledge and self-efficacy were highly significant (p <.001). The mean project score was 81.7% (SD 8.3%). Higher knowledge was associated with higher ratings of self-efficacy. There was no correlation of measured knowledge with project score or interest. CONCLUSIONS: Resident education and learning in CQI served to produce innovative and creative improvement projects that demonstrated individual residents' competency in practice-based learning and improvement.
Alexander M Djuricich; Mary Ciccarelli; Nancy L Swigonski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges     Volume:  79     ISSN:  1040-2446     ISO Abbreviation:  Acad Med     Publication Date:  2004 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-09-22     Completed Date:  2005-03-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8904605     Medline TA:  Acad Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S65-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude of Health Personnel
Clinical Competence / standards*
Curriculum / standards*
Education, Medical, Graduate / standards
Educational Measurement
Internship and Residency / standards*
Pediatrics / education
Program Development
Program Evaluation
Self Efficacy
Teaching / methods
Total Quality Management*

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