Education Quality Improvement

Office of Education Quality Improvement

OUR WHY

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.

OUR HOW

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)

MISSION

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

VALUES

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

OUR TEAM

 

Jorie Colbert-Getz, PhD, MS
Assistant Dean of Education Quality Improvement
Jorie.colbert-getz@hsc.utah.edu 

 

Rachel Bonnett                                            
Education Quality Improvement Manager             
Rachel.bonnett@hsc.utah.edu

 
Chanta’l Babcock  
Education Quality Improvement Coordinator
chantal.babcock@hsc.utah.edu

CONTACT US

For any further questions please contact:

Kerri Shaffer, MLIS, M.Ed.
Director of Curriculum and Faculty Support

kerri.shaffer@hsc.utah.edu