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Education Innovations, Winter Quality Improvement Fest, and New Residents
Otolaryngology residency training at the University of Wisconsin continues to involve a comprehensive array of faculty lectures, resident didactic sessions, multidisciplinary conferences, as well as a plethora of patient care experiences — both in the operating room and in clinics. To this, the program is working to add more hands-on learning through simulation and procedural courses.
Winter Quality Improvement Fest
Quality improvement is becoming increasingly important for health care institutions as well as for all providers. Beyond the obvious opportunities to improve patient safety and care outcomes, quality improvement is becoming a crucial component in Maintenance of Certification. In addition, it is a key element in the ACGME core competencies of systems-based practice and practice-based learning and improvement. In order to highlight the importance of quality improvement, the 1st Annual Otolaryngology Winter QI Fest was held in early March 2016. This included a poster and discussion session that served to recognize the excellent resident quality improvement projects already underway, as well as to promote an expanded future role for quality improvement in our division.
Introducing new residents
The National Residency Match occurred a few weeks ago, and the UW Otolaryngology residency program has, once again, matched exceptional candidates. We look forward to working with them in the future and anticipate they will accomplish great things! Meet our three newest residents who will begin training in late June 2016: