GME Quality & Safety

Quality & Safety Bonus Program

The GME Quality and Safety Bonus Program, allows residency and fellowship programs to propose metrics that are meaningful and actionable by their residents for earning a bonus. Residency and Fellowship programs must be willing to lead their residents in projects or efforts to achieve goals in defined metrics, in collaboration with our clinical partners. This option allows individual Residency and Fellowship programs to customize the quality or safety initiatives that their residents/fellows will address for each academic year. 

Metrics selected will:

  • Align with Hospital (DHMC, UCH or CHCO) and Departmental priorities for the next academic year
  • Be relevant to residents’ practice and actionable by residents
  • Program must be able to provide data reliably to GME on a regular basis for entire measurement period.
  • Programs that have ≥ 3 FTE or trainees that spend ≥50% of their time at Denver Health Medical Center must include data from Denver Health. 

Bonus Program Eligibility: All ACGME & Non-ACGME residents and fellows are eligible as long as they are paid through the GME Office, have clinical rotations, and are in good academic standing

AY 2021 Request for Proposals Open

  • Proposals are due to GME through the Formstack on April 5th, 2020

UCH Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety - Small Grants Program

  • Residents and Fellows are encouraged to submit proposal for the CEPS- Small Grants Program.  Application cycles open in January of each academic year.

The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety: The COPIC Medical Foundation Resident Week

  • A 4-day, intensive resident physician workshop focusing on patient safety concepts and the application of quality and safety improvement strategies and techniques.
  • Applications due by March 31, 2020

Quality & Safety Academy

The Quality & Safety Academy, jointly sponsored by the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency and Graduate Medical Education, offers residents, fellows, and faculty in any program affiliated with University of Colorado a series of workshops designed to build foundational knowledge in quality improvement and patient safety, which will enable them to effectively participate in quality and safety work in the clinical setting. Program content builds on itself to support progressive acquisition of competency, and program elements

Quality and Safety Academy Registration