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Department of Internal Medicine

Residency Programs

Quality Improvement Training

Quality Improvement

have an experiential Med-Peds specific QI curriculum that is team-based, longitudinal, and focused on care of our residents’ clinic patients.  Our residents learn the Model for Improvement framework and use tools developed by CCHMC’s nationally-recognized Anderson Center to work through QI projects from start to finish.  Some highlights of our QI experiences include:

  • Robust, personalized clinic performance data - Our residents have access to interactive, visual dashboards in our electronic health record system (Epic) that allow learners to see their performance across multiple clinical care measures, and use this data for population health management.
  • Defense of the Measures1 – Our residents decide which clinical measures are followed in our performance data dashboards.  Each year at the Internal Medicine Academic Half Day, residents present updated evidence on various measures (e.g. PSA screening, mammogram intervals, etc.) and vote to determine any changes that will be made to the metrics each year.  In this way, residents lead the way on shaping our performance data.
  • Monday morning team meetings – while on electives, you will join your Med-Peds colleagues from 8-9AM every morning for coffee and QI.  This is protected time to focus on the clinic QI project and learn methodology.

  • Inpatient QI experience at CCHMC – Residents rotating on our Purple Hospital Medicine team participate in an inpatient QI project with coaching from one of our QI faculty. 
  • One-on-one QI didactic sessions with our Med-Peds QI APD during ambulatory rotations.  You will receive one-on-one didactic time to learn the tools and methods of the Model for Improvement.
  • We also have experts in Lean methodology available to mentor our residents, as well as advanced QI experiences (both in Model for Improvement and Lean) through the Anderson Center for those who are passionate about quality improvement and looking for even more advanced training.

Our residents and faculty strive to deliver safe, effective, quality patient care, and we will provide you with opportunities for continuous improvement while learning QI strategies.


  1. Warm EJ, Jacobs N, Neville J, Schauer D. Defense of the Measures: A Tool for Engaging Integrated Care Teams in Outcomes Measurement. Journal of graduate medical education. 2014;6(2):370-372.

More Information

For more information on the Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program, please contact us at:

Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program
UC Department of Internal Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way
Mail Location 0535
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0535

Phone: 513-584-0397
Fax: 513-584-0369

Program Director:
Jennifer K. O’Toole, MD, MEd, SFHM
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

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