Journal of General Internal Medicine

, Volume 19, Issue 5, pp 496–500

Teaching and assessing resident competence in practice-based learning and improvement

Authors

    • the Departments of Medicine and Community and Family MedicineDartmouth Medical School
    • VA Medical Center
  • Linda A. Headrick
    • Department of Medicine, School of MedicineUniversity of Missouri
    • Department of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Research and Policy, MetroHealth Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • Laura J. Morrison
    • Department of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Research and Policy, MetroHealth Medical CenterCase Western Reserve University School of Medicine
    • Department Medicine, Section of GeriatricsBaylor College of Medicine
  • Tina Foster
    • Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community and Family MedicineDartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Innovations In Education And Clinical Practice

DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30102.x

Cite this article as:
Ogrinc, G., Headrick, L.A., Morrison, L.J. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2004) 19: 496. doi:10.1111/j.1525-1497.2004.30102.x

Abstract

We designed, implemented, and evaluated a 4-week practice-based learning and improvement (PBLI) elective. Eleven internal medicine residents from 2 separate residency programs participated in the PBLI elective and 22 other residents comprised a comparison group. Residents in each group had similar pretest Quality Improvement Knowledge Application Tool scores; but after the PBLI elective, participant scores were significantly higher. Also, participants’ self-assessed ratings of PBLI skills increased after the rotation and remained elevated 6 months afterward. In this curriculum, residents completed a project to improve patient care and demonstrated their knowledge on an evaluation tool in a way that was superior to nonparticipants.

Key words

practice-based learning and improvementresident teachingcompetenciesquality improvement

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