Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare


What’s Your QI IQ?: Resident Physicians as Quality Improvement Leaders

The Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare, partnering with the Healthcare Transformation Project of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, is organizing a one day conference for residents and medical students on the topic of physician leadership in quality improvement and patient safety. The conference will feature:

  • Interactive didactic sessions led by Dr. James Pelegano, Program Director for the Jefferson School's Master's Program for Healthcare Quality and Safety, and an innovator in the field of Patient Safety and Quality.
  • Small-group breakout sessions that will allow participants to practice and refine the methods they have learned.
  • A panel discussion with resident physicians who are currently leading QI projects in their hospitals.
  • A hands-on workshop on the formulation and writing of QI/Patient Safety project proposals.

Executive Conference Centers
1601 Broadway, New York, NY

Saturday, April 13, 2013
9:45 am – 4:00 pm (breakfast at 9AM, lunch provided)
Happy Hour at nearby location to follow!

Resident Physicians from NY, NJ, CT and MA, as well as medical students and faculty.


Conference Resources
Required Readings:
Atul Gawande, The Bell Curve 
Prescription Error Case
Supplemental Reading:
AAMC Teaching For Quality Integrating Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Across the Continuum of Medical Education