Measuring Competence in Quality and Safety
Visiting Scholars, Patient Safety

Measuring Competence in Quality and Safety

All residents, no matter what specialty they pursue, are expected to demonstrate competence in quality improvement and patient safety. But is that fair to ask given their training? All physicians are expected to have a working understanding of quality and safety principles within their specialty. But are they being evaluated to ensure that they do? These are the questions that Joshua J. Davis, MD, set out to answer in his research project as part of the ABMS Visiting Scholars Program.

Visiting Scholar Develops Objective Process to Measure Surgical Competence
Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholar Develops Objective Process to Measure Surgical Competence

Competence is difficult to define and even harder to measure. That is what Benjamin Wooster, MD, an orthopaedic surgery resident at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, learned when he undertook a study to determine if anatomic knowledge correlates with surgical competence as part of his ABMS Visiting Scholar research project.

Visiting Scholar Takes on CAUTIs
MOC Updates, Visiting Scholars

Visiting Scholar Takes on CAUTIs

When catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) were not reduced at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after clinical decision support (CDS) interventions were implemented, ABMS Visiting Scholar Zachary N. Gordon, MD, was asked to figure out why.