Preparing to Teach Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

Led by:

Kiran Gupta, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine
Medical Director for Patient Safety & Caring for the Caregiver, UCSF Health

James Frank, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine, VAMC

The goal of this workshop is to prepare faculty to teach quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) to their learners. In this workshop, participants will explore the question: Why would educators want to teach patient safety and QI? The workshop leaders will also facilitate a discussion on why patient safety and quality improvement are important to learners, how to integrate QI/PS terminology into teaching settings, and how to locate QI/PS resources.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Use basic QI/PS terminology with learners in teaching settings. For example: quality gap, needs assessment, PDSA, LEAN.
  • Identify areas for QI/PS improvement.
  • Develop and implement a framework for an improvement project
  • Locate and share UCSF QI and safety resources as well as some general resources

During this workshop, participants will:

Use an action plan to include concepts learned in the workshop in their teaching practice.

UCSF is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 277 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The above credit is inclusive of all UCSF Educational Skills Workshops and the Teaching Scholars Program. Credit available for this event only is 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing professional education those courses that meet the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.

Course No. MGR19075.

Friday, January 18 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

UCSF Library, 530 Parnassus Ave, Room CL-220, Parnassus

Event Type



School of Medicine


Faculty, Staff


Center for Faculty Educators

Recent Activity

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