Quality improvement expertise and change management are essential elements of effective clinical leadership. If you envision yourself as a local or national leader in clinical neonatology, the Mayo Clinic neonatal-perinatal medicine program provides you opportunities for rigorous training in the relevant domains.
Faculty and systems engineers in the Mayo Clinic Quality Academy offer didactic and experiential learning opportunities to guide the your development. Coursework not only enables you to understand and employ practice improvement strategies, but also develops your ability to teach these principles to others.
Quality improvement project
Fellows are full members of our division-level NICU Quality and Safety Committee. On the committee, they learn from a quality improvement curriculum that is a Mayo Clinic-wide initiative to assist in the implementation of systems-based practice and practice-based learning and improvement, two competencies required of all residencies and fellowships by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
- Facilitate implementation of systems-based practice and practice-based learning and improvement competencies in Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs
- Foster quality improvement knowledge and skills among all learners in Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
- Principles, significance, and practice of improving quality of patient care are made integral to the existing curriculum
- Dreyfus model of skills is used to guide vertical integration
- Learning is linked to key organizational priorities and strategic vision
- Changing nature and focus of health care (such as personal and patient experiences, literature)
- Changing interests among learners
- Future of medical education
- Institutional priorities and strategic vision
- Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, Association of American Medical Colleges, and Medical School Objectives Project priority
- Significance of leadership skills at recruitment for career options