During the transition process of all residency training programs to the single accreditation system, many questions have come up regarding board eligibility for residents that graduate from a transitioned program. The AOA has published a table of board eligibility for AOA and ABMS boards that is useful in determining your residents’ eligibility to sit for either board. View the latest information ...[Read More]
There are many different models for every kind of organization and process. All of the models share a common foundation of analysis, implementation and review. It is the process that each model uses that is different. Search the literature for different models and pick one that works for you. For further information on quality methods visit the Institute for Healthcare Improvement.
Throughout the year we will explore quality improvement as our in-depth topic. Join us on a mini-tour of tools, resources and ways to incorporate quality improvement models in everyday GME. Our third installment, of six, is to look at two methods that are frequently used in quality improvement. Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Plan: Plan a change or improvement Do: Conduct a test of the change or imp ...[Read More]
Sources of GME data are all around us and readily available. Use data to demonstrate oversight and compliance with ACGME requirements, for program and institutional improvement, and to understand GME processes and expectations. Partners is providing you with this GME data resource below. Gain a better understanding of ACGME terms to help with the AOA to ACGME transition process. Click HERE to Down ...[Read More]
Using the APE to highlight successes as well as determine program needs If we only focus on the weaknesses and challenges during the APE process, this process will become something that everyone dreads. It’s important to celebrate successes during the APE. Involving the entire program (residents, faculty, staff, other departments) Use the APE to bring some unity to the entire program. When you hav ...[Read More]