Chief Resident in Quality and Safety–Surgery Gap Year funded positions (2)


Richmond VAMC (Virginia Commonwealth University affiliate)
Date Posted: April 4, 2022

The Chief Resident in Quality & Safety Surgery Gap Year (CRQS) is a well-established fellowship program based on a national curriculum to train the resident surgeon in quality improvement and patient safety principles. The CRQS will be trained in root cause analysis, performance improvement projects, peer review analysis, and lean six sigma. Experience will be gained in the interpretation of data captured in VASQIP (VHA equivalent of NSQIP) and use of this data for quality improvement projects or outcomes research. Collaboration with trainees across the country is facilitated by virtual lectures, small group sessions, and an annual conference. Each resident will complete one major project of their choosing. The resident will participate in IRB-approved clinical research projects and submit work for presentation at scientific meetings/publication. Opportunity exists for introduction to the use of 3D printing in surgical planning. This position is funded for one academic year, according to PGY level salary/benefits, as reimbursement to the parent institution by the Office of Academic Afilliations. (Surgery gap year resident will continue to get salary and benefits directly from the home residency training program.) Two positions are available for 2022-23.

How To Apply

Please send your CV and letter of intent/goals to the emails below if interested or to gain more information. Recommendation from Program Director/Chair and another faculty member required.

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