Teaching and assessing resident competence in practice-based learning and improvement
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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.
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Journal of General Internal Medicine
Volume 19, Issue 5 , pp 496-500
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- 1. the Departments of Medicine and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
- 2. VA Medical Center, White River Junction, Vt
- 4. Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo
- 5. Department of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Research and Policy, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
- 6. Department Medicine, Section of Geriatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex
- 7. Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH