American Medical Student Association Patient Safety & Quality Symposium Sept. 7-8

Medical Student Association

On September 7th & 8th, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) in partnership with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) with funding support through AHRQ, will host a Patient Safety & Quality Symposium at the Jefferson School of Population Health. The program goals are to provide information that will position students and their institutions “to function safely and effectively in health care delivery.” From their website:

Goals:

  • To improve the education that physicians-in-training receive in regard to patient safety and quality at the medical school and residency levels.
  • To empower medical students and residents with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to strive for improved patient safety in all components of their educational and professional experiences.
  • To build alliances among academia and health care institutions in order to advance the teaching of patient safety.

Outcomes:

  • A set of actionable items for medical schools and teaching hospitals across the nation to implement in order to address the deficiencies noted in the Unmet Needs report. 
  • Physicians-in-training are empowered to strive for patient safety in all components of their educational and professional experiences.

The agenda can be found here, and the list of speakers includes:

  1. Our own David Mayer who will talk about creating a culture of safety
  2. Lucian Leape who will address the Unmet Needs in Medical Education–a copy of the Leape Institute white paper on the same topic can be found here.
  3. Carolyn Clancy who will talk about the importance of patient safety to healthcare overall
  4. Tim McDonald MD/JD who will talk about the power knowledge provides in keeping patients safe
  5. David Nash, President of AMSA
  6. Diane Pinakiewicz, President of NPSF
  7. …and more

Sonia Lazreg, M3 at Mount Sinai, AMSA Health Justice Fellow and Telluride Patient Safety Educational Roundtable Alumna is the Program Coordinator for the event.

Follow us at Educate the Young after the event to learn more!

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2 Comments on “American Medical Student Association Patient Safety & Quality Symposium Sept. 7-8”

  1. Did I miss seeing a patient/family representative on the agenda?
    Hugs,
    Patty

    • Tracy Granzyk MS says:

      You should give a call and let them know you’re available 🙂 Hope you are well–would love to catch up soon.


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