Posted: August 5, 2014

Low-Resource Integration of Quality and Safety into Residency Training: The Yale Medicine Safety and Quality Elective


To fulfill a need in our Internal Medicine Residency program, a Safety and Quality Elective was created and implemented with no capital outlay, minimal faculty obligation and full integration with nursing and hospital administration. A survey was conducted at the end of the first year with very positive results, including ratings of various curricular components. The elective has become very popular and is highly sustainable.


Quality Improvement, Resident Education, Patient Safety, Graduate Medical Education


Robert Fogerty, MD, Yale School of Medicine

Carrie Guttman, RN, MSN, Yale-New Haven Hospital

Grace Y. Jenq, MD, Yale School of Medicine