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Please submit your CV and a letter of interest (no more than 500 words) directly to Katie Konson, Administrative Manager for Clinical Quality and Training, at and Cheryl Boyd, Executive Assistant at .


Duties and Responsibilities, 25% effort (remaining 75% as a regular faculty appointment)


  1. For the UMHS GME Program
    1. Work with and help support individual Program Directors in providing coordinated training and evaluation of trainee’s competence in QI/PS and the program’s success in training QI/PS
    2. Identify, catalog, and report on QI/PS activities in GME training programs, utilizing GME Program Director Survey, Annual Program Evaluation (APE), and direct program inquiry
      1. Assess needs within and across programs
      2. Connect Program Directors with available resources
    3. Lead coordination and development of QI/PS training initiatives across programs
      1. Identify and promulgate best practices
      2. Help develop resources and experiences needed across programs
      3. Develop train-the-trainer initiatives for initial and ongoing development of faculty to teach QI/PS
    4. Participate in activities of the GME Office to improve program QI/PS training and evaluation
      1. QI/PS training with UMHS GME priorities for ACGME competencies in system-based practice, practice-based learning, and the Clinical Learning Environment Review
      2. Be an ad hoc member of the Special Review Committee (subcommittee of the GME Committee)
      3. Help plan/participate monthly/bimonthly meetings of Program Directors
      4. Annually report on GME QI/PS initiatives and accomplishments to the GME Committee
      5. Provide GME newsletter content quarterly on GME QI/PS initiatives
      6. Interface with HOQSC (House Officer Quality and Safety Council) to identify areas for collaboration, information sharing, and reporting; and attend monthly HOQSC meeting


  1. For the UMHS Quality Department
    1. Align QI/PS training in GME programs with related activities of the UMHS clinical enterprise
      1. Incorporate into GME training the QI/PS conceptual models, operational practices, and training activities utilized by the UMHS clinical enterprise for faculty and staff
      2. Help align QI/PS activities within the GME program with departmental and institutional QI/PS priorities to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, throughput, and financial performance.
      3. Identify opportunities for interested House Officers to participate in advanced QI/PS efforts and initiatives at the institutional level
      4. Annually report on GME GI/PS initiatives and accomplishments to the Quality Department
    2. Help coordinate QI/PS training across all levels of physician education and across all UMHS personnel
      1. Be a member of the Quality Department’s group addressing QI/PS training in externally regulated education programs for physicians at all levels of training (UGME, GME, CME, MOC).
      2. Determine expected QI/PS competencies across levels of physician education and participate in relevant curricular planning and coordination
      3. Help identify and promulgate best practices in QI/PS training across training efforts for all UMHS faculty, staff, house officers, and medical students

Supervision Received

  • Directly reports to the Associate Dean for GME (Designated Institutional Officer)
  • Functionally reports to the Quality Department lead for QI training in externally regulated educational programs for physicians

Supervision Exercised

  • Functionally supervises individuals leading QI/PS training in UMHS GME programs


Required Qualifications*


  • UMHS faculty member with a medical degree
  • Experience in leading QI/PS initiatives at the local and departmental levels
  • Experience teaching QI/PS principles and overseeing trainees applying the principles in clinical settings
  • Knowledge and experience regarding ACGME requirements, the operation and review of an institutional GME program, and the operation and review of individual residency and fellowship programs
  • Skilled at analyzing complex problems by working with others to understand causes and develop solutions, then cogently communicate recommendations and plans to others.
  • Excellent skills with interpersonal relationships and communications.
  • Able to coordinate and manage multiple activities.
  • Experience writing and editing technical reports and manuscripts.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in a departmental or institutional role responsible for developing programs to support QI/PS
  • Experience training House Officers (residents and fellows) to improve QI/PS
  • Experience with educational design
  • Experience in developing methods to assess knowledge and performance

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.