SUMMER 2015 COMMUNIQU 9 FEATURES STATEWIDE CAMPUS SYSTEM rst osteopathic institution part of AAMCs TEACHING FOR QUALITY Marrisa Rogers Jeremy Fischer Diane Scully Donald Bartkowski Susan Greenwood-Clark Deborah Jo LeVan Josie Urban Meredith Hill Rafael Barretto Christopher Pfeifer Srikala Yedavally-Yellayi Justin Grill JoAnn Mitchell Nikolai Butki Cheryl Doane Saroj Misra Darren Grunwaldt Martina Ghiardi Gerri Navarre by Pat Grauer The room was buzzing with 19 animated participants and their mentors as they planned projects emerging from their passions. People leaned in interacted took notes sketched ow charts obviously engaged. It was MSUCOMs Faculty Development Initiative Teaching for Quality An AAMC Certicate Program also known as Te4Q. The Statewide Campus System SCS is the rst osteopathic institution and the rst consortium ever selected by the Association of American Medical Colleges to participate in this nationally-recognized course. Its goal is to ensure that every medical school and every hospital in the United States has access to faculty who are ready willing and able to lead education in three areas quality improvement patient safety and the reduction of excess health care costs. The workshop held at the University Club March 26-27 featured a curriculum that included an overview of adult learning principles effective teaching of quality improvement and patient safety assessing impact and making the case and leading change. Participants included directors of medical education and other administrators and residency program directors. Our participation in this program enhances our efforts at scholarly activity offering opportunities for research in quality improvement and publication noted Brandy Church director of faculty and professional development for SCS. Recognition by the AAMC strengthens our research and allows it to be in line with institutional missions and apropos to community-based settings. The program also helps establish osteopathic credibility with the ACGME as the profession moves forward to combine graduate medical education between D.O. and M.D. professions she said. The Association of American Medical Colleges was delighted to partner with MSU to bring this program to the College of Osteopathic Medicine said Karyn Baum senior consultant for Educating for Quality Initiatives. The college is clearly committed to teaching quality improvement and patient safety principles in both undergraduate and graduate medical education and we hope that this event provided resources for this challenging task. The AAMC hopes we will continue this joint effort. The other AAMC representative present was Brian M. Wong associate director Centre for Quality Improvement Patient Safety Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto. SCS faculty coaches are Jonathan Rohrer Kari Hortos Brandy Church William Corser and Angela Harrison. Participant projects may fall into one of four focus areas education on patient safety education on quality improvement education on care transitions and residentfellow and faculty member education on fatigue and burnout. After the workshop in which participants had identied a project they committed themselves to spend additional time in planning and met with SCS faculty coaches. They presented an overview of their projects at the SCS membership meeting in May. They will launch the projects in July reconvene in January 2016 to review progress and prepare for poster presentations at the May 2016 SCS membership meeting and national meetings or in peer-reviewed journals.