The Think Tank: An Organizational Framework to Enable Resident-Led Quality Improvement and Wellness Project Innovation

Michael B. Foote, Nina Jain, Priscilla Wang, Lisa Rotenstein, Maria A. Yialamas, Joel T. Katz
2021 Journal of Graduate Medical Education  
A modern shift in health care practice has led to increased patient censuses, rapid inpatient turnover, and other workflow complexities that contribute significantly to trainee burnout. Residents are uniquely positioned to provide insight on how to improve inefficient medical systems. However, longitudinal participation in quality improvement (QI) projects can be challenging for residents to prioritize given significant clinical responsibilities and other career development needs. Annual
more » ... eeds. Annual resident turnover damages project continuity, successful project handoff, and longitudinal institutional memory of prior resident initiatives.
doi:10.4300/jgme-d-20-01108.1 pmid:34178276 pmcid:PMC8207936 fatcat:tqc3gbxwnzbkpnbuq5uwilglam