Wayne State University School of Medicine’s Office of Higher Medical Education held its 11th annual online Quality Improvement Research Day, in conjunction with its lead clinical partner, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, the May 10, to showcase resident-led quality improvement projects in the Internal Medicine, Family Medicine and Transition Year Hospital Programs.
Anne Messman, MD, Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education, and Sheryl Wissman, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital, opened the with a welcome speech for the more than 60 attendees.
Thirteen resident/faculty teams hosted pre-recorded YouTube presentations of their 2021-2022 research, with a resident respondent answering questions from judges and participants. The judges included Camelia Arsene, MD, Ph.D., MHS, director of undergraduate medical education and associate program director for the transition year program at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital; Jason Booza, Ph.D., assistant dean for continuous quality improvement and compliance in the School of Medicine and assistant professor of family medicine and public health sciences; and Jay Liggins, epidemiologist and infection control specialist in the quality management department at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital.
Robert Flora, MD, MBA, MPH, director of studies and vice president of academic affairs at McLaren Health, delivered the keynote address, “The Here and Now: It’s About Performance Not Quality.” Dr. Flora discussed the increasingly critical role of quality improvement projects in residency education as a cornerstone not only of hospital performance outcomes, but also measures of equity and inclusion. and the continuing professional development of health care providers.
At the end of the event, the judges determined the top scorers.
First: “Overuse of Amylase and Lipase Testing in Acute Pancreatitis,” Alaa Taha, with co-authors Vatsal Khanna and Ranim Chamseddin, and faculty mentor Vesna Tegeltija
Second: “Improving the Pneumococcal Vaccination Rates for Qualifying Adults Under the Age of 65”, Saad Chaudhry, with co-authors Padmini Giri, Trishya Reddy, Anoopa Mathew, Shahed Hussain and faculty mentor Joseph Vercellone
Family medicine/transition year
First: “Decreasing Rates of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections at Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital,” Thomas Hester, with co-authors Monica Hessler-Waning, Thomas Hester, Reem Kashlan, Osama Tariq, Bernadette Schmidt, Trishya Reddy, Jahanavi Ramakrishna, and teacher mentors Tess McCready and Vesna Tegeltija.
Dr. Messman and higher medical education staff acknowledged the guidance provided by program leadership, including Sarwan Kumar, MD, program director; Vesna Tegeltija, MD, associate program director; Zain Kulairi, MD, and Joe Vercellone, MD, clinical faculty; Eleanor King, MD, program director, and Andrea Milne, MD/Ph.D., associate program director; Tess McCready, DO, program director, and faculty member of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences Elizabeth Towner, Ph.D.
For more information, contact Heidi Kenaga, Ph.D., research coordinator, at [email protected]