Leadership in Patient Safety and QI Track

The Leadership in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement (PS-QI) Track at UVA is a relatively new track within the Internal Medicine residency program and was established in 2016 in response to the growing and evolving role of hospital medicine around the country and broadened in 2020 to focus more inclusively on leadership training in QI and Patient Safety. Residents start in this longitudinal training track in their PGY-2 year. This track provides supplemental training, mentoring and guided QI work that supplements the program’s standard QI curriculum. This track is well suited for residents who are interested in hospital medicine, or in the quality improvement and/or clinical leadership roles within other clinical disciplines.

Track Requirements and Opportunities

  • Complete a two-week elective during both second and third year
  • Submit scholarly work at a conference or for publication during third year
  • Serve as a member of a quality improvement work group
  • Meet regularly with track mentor
  • Complete Institute for Healthcare Improvement basic certificate in quality and safety
  • Present locally on quality or patient safety issues

For questions, please contact:
Jessica Dreicer, MD