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Clinical Fellowship - Quality Improvement

Program Directors, Dr. Ian Herrick 

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All fellows will participate in quality improvement rounds, hospital and department based quality initiatives, national and international quality improvement conferences, and mentoring to produce scholarly publications.

All fellows will be required to complete IHI open school basic certification in quality improvement. 

Time Frame

The Fellowship Training Program will be undertaken over twelve (12) consecutive months and includes four (4) weeks of holiday time. The remaining forty eight (48) weeks will be comprised of clinical, subspeciality training and research (if approved in advance).

Eligibility Requirements for Canadian and Foreign Medical Graduates

  • Candidates must possess a medical degree from a recognized University
  • International Medical Graduates must be approved by the PGE Office at Western University
  • English Language Requirement: TOEFL-iBT required to achieve an overall score of no less than 100 with a minimum score of 24 in speaking or listening (IMG only).
  • Link to Application Requirements: 
    www.schulich.uwo.ca/anesthesia/education/fellowship/application_requirements.html

Goals and Objectives

  • Master quality measurement and data analysis, including research design and improvement tools (e.g. PDSA, process mapping, knowledge-to-action cycle)
  • Develop competence in designing and conducting a QI project
  • Disseminate knowledge and contribute to quality initiatives throughout the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine
  • Understand and navigate the complex dynamics of hospital QI initiatives and QBP best practices
  • Help to Develop and Contribute to Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Quality Indicator Database
  • Contribute to planning and execution of Departmental Quality Improvement Rounds
  • All Fellows will be required to complete IHI open school basic certification in quality improvement or equivalent
  • Understand and navigate the complex dynamics of hospital QI initiatives and QBP best practices
  • Help to develop and contribute to the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine Quality Indicator Database

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Research and Education

Research Requirements

All fellows are required to be a principal investigator in at least two (2) quality improvement projects per year

Education Module

All fellows will be required to complete a series of Quality Improvement webinars approved by the department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine (e.g. BMJ QI learning modules)

All fellows must develop one (1) QI/patient safety education session for residents/medical students within Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine

Clinical Time and Academic Time Ratio

All fellows will be expected to complete a minimum of 3 clinical days/week and two academic days

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