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Education Quality Improvement

Office of Education Quality Improvement


The training of medical students needs to be effective and efficient to prepare the best possible graduates for patient care.  A systematic process is needed to continually define an “effective” medical school program, monitor progress, and identify improvement efforts aligned with accreditation standards and the physician needed for the future.


Continuous quality improvement (CQI) seeks to answer two questions:

  •  How are we doing?
  • Can we do it more efficiently?

To that end, the Education Quality Improvement office, in collaboration with faculty of the MD degree program, students, staff, and leadership, oversees:

  1. Systematic collection of data, such as student academic performance and feedback to measure program outcomes {link to these}
  2. Analyzing and reporting of program outcomes to highlight what is working and prioritize areas needing improvement
  3. Management of improvement projects though a CQI approach (e.g. Plan, Do, Check, Act)


To achieve measurable improvement in the medical degree program by facilitating use of data and other evidence for decision-making.


  • Open and transparent communication
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Professional Agility
  • Academic Excellence



Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, MS
Assistant Dean of Education Quality Improvement 


Rachel Bonnett                                            
Education Quality Improvement Manager    

Mariah Sakaeda  
Education Quality Improvement Research Analyst


For any further questions please contact:

Kerri Shaffer, MEd, MLIS
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support