Teachers of Quality Academy

barreachInnovations in health professions education and the future of health care are inextricably linked. Closer links are needed between education and health care delivery. Innovations in health profession education are needed to better align education with the needs of the public.

The REACH Initiative’s Teachers of Quality Academy (TQA) is a faculty development program designed to provide faculty with the skills necessary to practice and teach new curriculum in patient safety, quality improvement and system’s based practice in an environment of interprofessional, team-based care. These master educators undergo advanced training in these areas, develop quality improvement projects to apply these skills across the health system and have the option to take graduate level courses in adult education principles, curriculum development, teaching modalities and assessment methods.

At the end of TQA training, faculty will be able to:
     QI Symposium
     Medical Education Day

  • Set audacious goals for your quality efforts
  • Develop appropriate metrics and use quality data for improvement
  • Build a culture of quality and safety
  • Build a healthcare team’s skills in recognizing and eliminating defects
  • Develop and implement inpatient and ambulatory-focused improvement projects

  • Use existing structures to leverage quality efforts
  • Assess the healthcare environment's readiness for the ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER)
  • Manage adverse events for transformation
  • Link improvement science and academic advancement, and publish improvement work

3 TQA 2.0 participants build paper airplanes
Aiming High: Clinicians, educators learn about boosting quality in health
Twenty-five health sciences professionals and administrators from East Carolina University and Vidant Health gathered for a daylong session recently at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium's Club Level to learn about improving quality in health care delivery. And to build paper airplanes.

For additional information, contact Jenna Garris, MA at garrisj15@ecu.edu or 744-0439