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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, 20% effort (80% effort as regular faculty member)


  1. For the UMHS Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Program
    1. Work with and help support individuals directing areas of the medical student curriculum (Pathways of Excellence in Systems/QI/PS, longitudinal course directors, clerkship directors, branch directors) in providing coordinated training and evaluation of trainee’s competence in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) and success in training QI/PS
      1. Assess needs within and across curricular areas
      2. Connect curricular area directors with available resources
    2. Lead coordination, development, and delivery of QI/PS training initiatives across curricular areas
      1. Identify and promulgate best practices
      2. Help develop resources and experiences needed across curricular areas
      3. Help design a curricular trajectory for developing expertise across time and areas
      4. Develop train-the-trainer initiatives for initial and ongoing development of faculty to teach QI/PS
      5. Deliver or oversee delivery of content as needed/appropriate
    3. Participate in activities of the UGME Office to improve program QI/PS training and evaluation
      1. QI/PS training with UMHS UGME priorities for UMHS and USMLE competencies in system-based practice, quality improvement, and patient safety
      2. Participate as needed in meetings of leaders of areas of the medical student curriculum (e.g., PoE in Systems/QI/PS, longitudinal course directors, clerkship directors, branch directors) and the overall curriculum
      3. Annually report on UGME QI/PS initiatives and accomplishments to the Assistant Dean for Curriculum


  1. For the UMHS Quality Department
    1. Align QI/PS training in the UGME program with related activities of the UMHS clinical enterprise
      1. Incorporate into UGME 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 UGME program with departmental and institutional QI/PS priorities to improve safety, effectiveness, efficiency, throughput, and financial performance.
      3. Identify opportunities for interested medical students to participate in advanced QI/PS efforts and initiatives at the institutional level
      4. Annually report on UGME QI/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 Assistant Dean for Medical Student Curriculum
  • 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 UGME programs
  • Functionally supervises individual in UGME Office providing administrative support for initiatives to enhance QI/PS training in GME

Required Qualifications*


  • UMHS faculty member with a medical degree
  • Experience in leading QI/PS initiatives at the local or departmental levels
  • Experience teaching QI/PS principles and applying the principles in clinical settings
  • Knowledge and experience regarding LCME and USMLE requirements and the operation and review of a medical student training program
  • 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 medical students to improve QI/PS
  • Experience with educational design
  • Experience in developing methods

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.

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