Process Improvement Training Series
The training series teaches residents important skills to enable them to initiate their own process improvement projects. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires residents to demonstrate participation in practice-based learning and improvement skills classes.
Faculty from the ARI teaches residents statistics, process improvement, and research study design to increase familiarity with these methods. Topics include:
- Validity, bias, and types of measurement
- Data collection strategies and data types (chart selection, graphic displays, descriptive statistics and other data summary techniques)
- Hypothesis testing and variance and regression analyses
- Statistical process control
Current published research presentations
Residents are required to present current published research articles to their peers in a monthly journal club. ARI has provided support to residents by discussing and helping clarify the statistical methods used in the literature they present.
ARI faculty provide consultative support on study design and methodology to residents who are interested in conducting research or improvement projects. Several residents have expressed interest in writing systematic reviews on clinical topics of their interest. Some residents are involved in current improvement projects, such as the c.Difficile reduction project sponsored by Dr. Marc Rubin.