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The Teach for UCSF Certificate in Teaching Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) aims to create a sustainable opportunity for UCSF faculty to develop expertise in teaching QI/PS in didactic and clinical settings across the continuum of health professions education. This certification consists of 8 required workshops. Participants demonstrate skills learned by completing assessment exercises during the workshops.

Certificate Requirements

Titles may vary. Links lead to workshop dashboards with learning materials and links to skills assessments.
  1. Preparing to Teach Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  2. Teaching Strategies for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  3. Teaching Learners to Use and Find Data for QIPS
  4. Teaching to Provide High Value Care
  5. Capitalizing on Interprofessional Teachable Moments
  6. Critical Reflection
  7. Getting Projects Done: Tools for Helping Learners Stay on Track
  8. Small Group Teaching

Overall Objectives

Upon completion of the certificate a participant will be able to:

  1. Compare and contrast QI and PS principles and methodologies.
  2. Demonstrate effective strategies to engage learners in QI/PS across the continuum of health professional education.
  3. Employ QI/PS tools as teaching strategies.
  4. Facilitate learner reflection around QI and PS issues.
  5. Design experiential learning activities for learners to apply QI/PS concepts.
  6. Mentor learners in participation at any phase of a quality improvement and patient safety project.
  7. Select, organize, and interpret QI and PS data.
  8. Implement QI and PS initiatives using principles of motivation and change management.

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