In 2016, Quality University-Weill Department of Medicine (QUDoM) was the first program established at NYP/WCM to provide a pathway for junior faculty who are not traditional researchers to obtain mentorship and achieve academic scholarship while improving the quality and safety of hospital and ambulatory patient care. As of fall 2019, 14 WDOM physician and 4 nurses have graduated from the program. Fifteen projects have been completed across WCM uptown and Lower Manhattan campuses; 93% were integrated into standard practice with an additional two projects ongoing. Due to interest from other departments as well as NYP Nursing, we have expanded to include physician and nurse participants from the Departments of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, and Surgery starting with the Class of 2019.
Since the start of the program, faculty mentorship of residents in QI has increased by fivefold in the Weill Department of Medicine. In addition, more than a third of the sponsored projects have included a total of 24 residents and fellows which help our department meet the CLER program core competency for direct faculty and resident project participation in quality improvement.
As of 2019, QUDoM has expanded across Weill Cornell Medicine as part of the College’s larger faculty development and mentorship efforts. It has been rebranded as Quality Improvement Academy-Weill Cornell Medicine (QIA-WCM) to reflect involvement of all departments. QIA-WCM will continue to prioritize the quality and safety goals of WCM and NYP while increasing the productivity and visibility of the institution’s commitment to high value, high quality care as a high reliability organization.
July: Workshop 1
September: Workshop 2
November: Workshop 3
January: Workshop 4
March: Workshop 5
May: Workshop 6