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Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Summit

About the Summit

Due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety has been modified for 2022 to honor the work of medical residents and fellows across the state of Michigan, while adhering to social distancing and public health safety practices. The program will consist of two segments, a virtual competition of presentations by residents and fellows from across the state that are delivered by voice-over PowerPoint, and a livestream program on May 18th, 2022 that includes:

  • Resident and fellow quality improvement project presentations
  • Keynote presentation
  • Awards ceremony

The program supports Section VI of the American Conference on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements which emphasize that all physicians share responsibility for promoting patient safety and enhancing quality of patient care. As a result, graduate medical education training programs must prepare residents to provide clinical care with continuous focus on the safety, individual needs, and humanity of their patients.

Quality Improvement involves systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the well-being of targeted patient populations. To make improvements, organizations need to understand their own delivery system and key processes. The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety is designed to focus on the initial steps of quality improvement by highlighting the importance of residents and fellows in the process of identifying areas of improvement. This Summit further aids health care systems by providing the tools to effectively study the targeted areas of improvement.

Collaborators on the Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Value Partnerships
  • Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine

In the seventh year of the program, the focus remains on the celebration of the quality improvement and patient safety work among residents and fellows from across the state of Michigan. Residents and fellows whose abstracts are invited to be developed into presentations will submit voice-over Power Point presentations of their projects that will be judged by subject matter experts. Awards will be given to the top presentations in the resident and fellow categories and winners will receive monetary awards.

Annual Michigan Summit Resources

Information for Presenters

Poster Score Sheet