CRQS Fellow in Quality and Patient Safety

UCSF /. San Francisco VA Medical Center
Date Posted: March 3, 2020

Fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety at UCSF/ San Francisco VAMC This is a one-year, with full salary-funding, fellowship in Quality and Patient Safety. It is designed for surgical residents who have completed 3 years of residency, it would fulfill a requirement for a research year - although it's focus is on actual improvements in Quality and patient safety (rather than research pur se). It is primarily based at the San Francisco VA, but fellows teach at the UCSF simulation center. It has an administrative portion through the VA with formal Quality and Patient Safety teaching, including a formal bootcamp seminar that starts the experience. This program incorporates diverse experience in approaches to understanding human factors and applying these concepts to patient safety. It includes training in concepts of human factors, simulation, team training, and new and ongoing patient safety initiatives. We encourage the Surgical CRQS fellows to pursue innovative approaches to surgical patient safety. They will learn principles of human factors, quality, and patient safety. They will learn principles of education in the area of Quality and Patient Safety. They will have experience teaching simulation, develop competence in surgical simulation, including the use of SimMan, and other robust techniques for surgical simulation. They will facilitate development, delivery and evaluation of an integrated curriculum in patient safety, surgical simulation, medical team training, and quality improvement. They will teach junior residents in several settings, the UCSF and San Francisco VA simulation centers, clinical settings, and conferences. And, finally, fellows will develop a unique project in Human factors, quality and patient safety. At the completion of the fellowship they will have a credential in both Resident teaching and Quality and Patient Safety. Faculty Mentors: Director: Dr. Lygia Stewart has a long interest in Patient Safety and human factors. She is active in many national and international human factors groups (Human Factors & Ergonomics Society, National Patient Safety Foundation, American Society of Professionals in Patient Safety). She is a Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCSF, Associate Program Director in the UCSF General Surgery Residency, Chief of General Surgery at the San Francisco VA, and the VA Surgery Residency Program site director, the VA National General Surgery Advisory Board. Dr. Stewart is a general surgeon with specific expertise in biliary, pancreatic, gastric, esophageal, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery. Co-Director: Dr. Edward Kim is an Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF. He is the Director of the UCSF Surgical Simulation Center, and developed it’s curriculum. He is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, and is the SFVA Medical Student Site Director. He has expertise in colorectal and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Kim is a general surgeon with specific expertise in colorectal surgery. Mentor: Pat O’Sullivan, EdD: UCSF Professor of Medicine and Surgery Education, and is an internationally-known expert in medical education. She is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators, and holds an Endowed Chair in Surgical Education. Mentor: Richard Fidler, CRNA: Director of the San Francisco VA Simulation Center, and Director of Advanced Clinical Simulation Fellowship at the SFVA. He will orient the CRQS to SimMan® and introduce them to the Advanced Clinical Simulation Fellows Contact:

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