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OB/GYN Residency

Quality Improvement

Our residency program piloted an innovative quality improvement (QI) educational curriculum in 2005 - a faculty project that recently won second prize at a national educational conference. 

At the beginning of the PGY2 year residents receive a formal didactic on the importance of QI/QA and 'nuts and bolts' how-to:  from design, to data collection, to analysis, implementation and maintenance of achieved improvements.  Residents then choose a project based in their own continuity clinic practice to analyze and suggest improvements.  Residents then present their completed project to the department.

Examples of Recent QI/QA questions that led to QI projects:

  • Are we routinely screening our gestational diabetic patients at the 6 week post-partum visit?  Project developed resident and nursing education, EMR prompts
  • Are we giving our patients dTDP vaccine as recommended by the CDC?  Project involved wide-spread education in clinic and on post-partum floors, Grand Rounds presentations, education
  • Do we have adequate emergency procedures a vaginal delivery in clinic?  Project involved workshops for ancillary staff, development of a non-expiring emergency delivery kit, coordination with different departments
  • How can we better prepare residents for colposcopy clinic? Project developed an on-line teaching module for residents who want to learn or brush up on coloposcopy.  Change resident schedules to allow for continuity of care re: colposcopy
  • What is our clinic's compliance with the 12/2009 updated PAP smear screening guidelines?  Development of a user-friendly tool for clinicians.

Ob/Gyn MMC interns

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