Posted: May 18, 2012

An Action-oriented Patient Safety Conference Model for Medical Residents


The Internal Medicine residency program at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital developed a novel patient safety conference to educate residents about core patient safety concepts. This poster describes the monthly conference, in which residents gather with nursing, pharmacy, hospital administration, and departmental leadership to discuss patient care episodes that did not go as intended. Systems issues are enumerated with clear explanations of the underlying concepts including human error, system complexity, communication, and hierarchy. The second half of the conference allows the inter-professional collective to consider action items as potential remedies to the problems identified.

*Presented at 2012 Integrating Quality Meeting Poster Session


Interprofessional, Patient Safety, Integrating Quality (IQ), Morbidity and Mortality Conference, System-based practice


Laura Fanucchi, MD, MPH, Weill Cornell Medical College

Joseph T. Cooke, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College

Eugenia L. Siegler, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University

Lia S. Logio, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University