Training & Education

The Department of Medicine has invested significantly in quality and innovation (QI) and patient safety education over the past 10 years, and has contributed to the creation of several advanced QI training programs. These include an innovative faculty-resident Co-Learning Curriculum in QI that engages over 100 faculty and residents each year in learning about QI and working together on team-based QI projects, a University-based certificate course run through the Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and more recently, the first Master's in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety created in collaboration with the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation.

Beyond the University of Toronto, members of our department are seen as thought-leaders in the area of patient safety and quality improvement education, and have contributed to the design and delivery of educational initiatives with organizations such as the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the Canadian Patient Safety Institute, and the Association of American Medical Colleges to name a few. Department members also contribute to new research in the area of patient safety and quality improvement education, advancing the field through the publication of widely-cited knowledge syntheses as well as primary research on teaching about error disclosure, patient safety morbidity and mortality rounds, quality improvement, and resource stewardship.

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