ExpiresDecember 31, 2024
CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Description of CME Course
Medical residents are often the eyes and ears that witness the deficiencies in the systems that provide care. Do they have the knowledge, skills, and time to improve those systems in your organization? This suite of one-lesson courses provides a step-by-step guide to embedding quality and safety into your residency training. With education about the Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program, practical examples of successful programs, and an experiential learning opportunity, these courses will help you equip the next generation of physicians with skills to improve health care.
The IHI Open School offers a range of online courses created by world-renowned faculty in improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. Each course takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete and consists of three to five lessons that end with assessments.
Learners must complete the course and achieve a passing score of 75% on each post-lesson assessment to receive a certificate of completion.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Psychiatry and Neurology
ABMS Self-Assessment Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
To explain the value of using the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to help clinical trainees conduct quality improvement projects.
To describe each of the components of the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum: teacher-learner agreement, project charter, cause and effect diagram, PDSA forms, run charts, and summary report.
To describe your role as a Faculty Advisor for a Practicum project, including several specific responsibilities you will have.
To describe the qualities of an appropriately focused Practicum project.
To suggest improvements to trainees' Practicum documents, including project charters, cause and effect diagrams, PDSA forms, and summary reports.
Medical Trainee, Medical Resident, Medical Fellow, Quality, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, CLER, Medical Faculty, GME, Experiential Learning, Systems Thinking, Model for Improvement, Outcome Measures, Process Measures, Balancing Measures, Theories of Change, Shewhart Chart, Deming's Theory, Interprofessional Care
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Organizational Culture of Wellness
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military