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Quality and Safety Fellowship - Riverside Methodist

Medical Education

Quality and Safety Fellowship - Riverside Methodist

Quality and Safety Fellowship - Riverside Methodist

Training the Next Generation of Physician Leaders

Our Quality and Safety Fellowship is designed to prepare fellows for the best career opportunities. Our faculty includes quality/safety leaders and medical education/faculty development experts at OhioHealth. This is a one-year certificate program sponsored by the OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital Department of Graduate Medical Education (GME). 

Fellowship Overview

The fellowship is open to physicians who have successfully completed an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program. 

The fellows will spend 80% of time in quality improvement/patient safety training and 20% of time in direct patient care of their specialty.

The fellowship consists of didactic sessions and extensive hands-on experiences.  The fellows will learn directly from OhioHealth quality improvement and patient safety leaders, as well as faculty development mentors.

Fellowship educational goals include:

  • Produce physician leaders in quality improvement and patient safety who understand the complexity of the healthcare delivery system and effectively lead quality improvement and patient safety efforts.
  • Develop physician scholars who effectively teach quality improvement/patient safety and lead educational innovations that embed quality improvement/patient safety across the continuum of physician training.

When fellows have completed the program, they will be able to:

  • Articulate key concepts in quality and patient safety, including patient safety theory, quality improvement methodologies, outcome measurement, project implementation, change management, data analysis and reporting.
  • Develop competence in designing, conducting and facilitating quality improvement projects using rigorous scientific methods and contribute to the field through presentation or publication of their work.
  • Navigate the complex dynamics of health delivery system and apply strategies to promote communication and teamwork in multidisciplinary teams for improving quality of care and patient safety.
  • Acquire the faculty development skill set required to integrate the teaching of quality improvement and patient safety across the continuum of medical education and clinical practice.

Program Director
Miriam Chan, PharmD, CDE
Email: miriam.chan@ohiohealth.com

Program Structure

Deep Dive Electives: The fellows should further advance their learning and take a deep dive into one or two areas of interest, with the approval of the fellowship director.

Didactic Training: An innovative, blended learning approach that combines structured online modules with face-to-face, team and individual-based teaching methods and practicums.

Ongoing Hands-on Learning: Participation in quality improvement (QI) and patient safety (PS) programs within the organization, including a capstone project that is aligned with organizational QI/PS priorities and support.

Faculty Development:

  • Learn teaching skills and curriculum design, implementation and evaluation.
  • Teach residents and mentor their QI/PS projects to completion.
  • Complete OhioHealth Junior Faculty Development course.

Leadership Training:

  • Attend hospital and health-system QI/PS committee meetings, clinical guidance councils, Kaizen events, safety rounds, M&M conferences and Medical Operation Team meetings.
  • Complete the OhioHealth Physician Leadership Academy.

 

Core Curriculum

The curriculum can be personalized to support the fellow's strengths and career goals.

  • Improvement science
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Health system operations
  • Leadership
  • Faculty development

Training Outcomes

Scholarly Productivity

  • Take on the role of project leader in one or more QI/PS projects.
  • Present project results at a national/regional conference.
  • Submit publication in a peer-review journal.

Career Development

  • Opportunities to network and develop professional relationships with quality and safety leaders.
  • Opportunities to become:
    • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ)
    • Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS)
    • TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer

Compensation and Benefits

  • The fellow’s annual salary is approximately $85,000, with the opportunity to moonlight at the program director’s discretion.
  • The fellow receives a conference allowance, as well as 256 hours of paid time off.

How to Apply

The ideal candidate will have completed an ACGME or AOA accredited residency program and will be board certified or board eligible.

Please contact Maeven Romp at Maeven.Romp@ohiohealth.com for application requirements.

For any questions, please contact the program director:
Miriam Chan, PharmD, CDE at miriam.chan@ohiohealth.com.

Fellows

Riverside Methodist Hospital, Internal Medicine

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Cleveland State University

Pulmonary and critical care medicine, general internal medicine. I believe it is important to continue to focus on improving the care and safety of patients. This fellowship offered an opportunity to learn the principles of quality improvement and patient safety in order to impact effective change, as well as be involved in medical education and hospital administration.

I am planning on pursuing a pulmonary and critical care fellowship and hope to continue to be involved in medical education and teaching/leading continuous process improvement initiatives.

Fellowship Faculty

Kathryn Crea, PharmD, BCPS, CPPS, Director of Quality & Patient Safety, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Joe Gladwell, MD, CPHQ, CPPS, Medical Director of Quality & Patient Safety, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, Quality & Safety Fellowship Alumni 2016-2017

Thomas Harmon, MD, VP Medical Affairs, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Laurie Hommema, MD, Program Director Family Medicine Residency, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Michael Holland, VP Lean Strategy & Operations, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Amy Imm, MD, MMM, FCCP, VP Medical Affairs, OhioHealth

Matt Kunar, DO, MBOE, Director of Medical Education, Program Director Family Medicine Residency, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital

Jennifer Middleton, MD, Associate Program Director Family Medicine Residency, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

James M. O’Brien, Jr., MD, MSc, VP Operations Population Health, OhioHealth

Chelsey Petz, MD, Assistant Program Director Internal Medicine, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Sara Sukalich, MD, Director of Medical Education, Designated Institutional Official, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, Sr. VP, Chief Medical Officer, OhioHealth