Co-Learning Curriculum in Quality Improvement (QI) Final Presentation Day
On June 3, the Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics held their fifth annual Co-Learning Curriculum in Quality Improvement (QI) Final Presentation Day. The capstone event showcased 26 QI research projects by residents and faculty in 21 divisions across Medicine and Pediatrics.
The Faculty-Resident Co-Learning Curriculum in QI takes an innovative approach of teaching faculty and residents together with goals to teach residents, and to develop a cadre of expert faculty who could mentor QI projects and eventually teach QI.
This year’s keynote speaker was Dr. Amol Verma, an assistant professor and clinician-scientist in General Internal Medicine at St. Michael’s Hospital. Dr. Verma discussed themes including big data and artificial intelligence in medicine, and his role in GEMINI, a platform to provide high quality data and analytics about clinical care.
The event was highlighted by the much-anticipated one-minute project elevator pitches, a chance for residents and faculty to draw interest to their research posters in a creative way. Presentations ranged from song and dance, to poetry, videos and movie reenactments.
The best poster honour for Medicine was awarded to the Sunnybrook Critical Care team for their project, “Reducing Hyperoxia in the Critical Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Initiative” (runners-up: Endocrinology & Nephrology). The SickKids Neonatal Intensive Care team won the Paediatrics best poster award for their project, “Antimicrobial Stewardship in NICU Surgical Patients - A SickKids Quality Improvement Initiative” (runner-up: Paediatric Emergency Medicine).
The best live elevator pitch award went to the Internal Medicine team “Reducing ED Transfers from Long Term Care with Internal Medicine Consultations”, while the best recorded elevator pitch award went to Adolescent Medicine “Increasing Direct Observation of Clinical Skills - A Quality Improvement Approach to Competency Based Education”.
Congratulations to everyone who presented and showcased their research!