Te4Q: Teaching for Quality – Winter 2024

Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 01/12/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)

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Teaching for Quality (Te4Q) is a faculty development certificate program that trains clinical faculty how to effectively teach quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) to students, residents, and other clinicians. By training clinical faculty how to integrate QIPS across the continuum of health professions education, Te4Q ensures that QIPS is a part of training from day one. The course includes virtual, interactive sessions, application exercises, resources, and a capstone educational design project. Those who complete the Course requirements, including the design and presentation of a QIPS educational activity, will receive an AAMC Te4Q Certificate.

Created in 2012, Te4Q was launched in response to an identified gap in the education of students, residents, and practicing clinicians in quality improvement and patient safety. Te4Q was recently enhanced and re-launched as a virtual Course with updated content that supports multiple national academic and clinical priorities for improved patient and health care outcomes, with an emphasis on progressive accreditation requirements (e.g., those of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).

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Participant Survey
Participant Survey
13 Questions
13 Questions We would like to learn more about your experience, confidence and your background in quality improvement, patient safety and education. This information will help Te4Q facilitators individualize your learning experience and evaluate the overall program. All information provided will be kept confidential. Only Te4Q course directors will have access to this identifiable information. Please provide responses to the following optional questions/prompts.
Adult Learning Principles and Practices in Health Professions Education
Introduction to Te4Q & Adult Learning Principles & Practices in Health Professions - January 12, 2024
01/12/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
01/12/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes Live session: Brief Didactic Review, Activity, Q&A
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 1
6 Questions
Introduction to Competency-Based Education and Curricular Design
Introduction to Competency-Based Education and Curricular Design - January 19, 2024
01/19/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
01/19/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes Live session: Brief Didactic Review, Activity, Q&A
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 2
6 Questions
Local Needs Assessment and Knowing What to Teach
Local Needs Assessment & Knowing What to Teach - January 29, 2024
01/29/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
01/29/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes Live session: Brief Didactic Review, Activity, Q&A
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 3
7 Questions
Translating Needs Into SMART(IE) Goals and Objectives
Translating Needs Into SMART(IE) Goals & Objectives - February 5, 2024
02/05/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
02/05/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 4
6 Questions
Developing and Engaging Learners and Faculty in QIPS Clinical Learning Experiences
Developing and Engaging Learners and Faculty in QIPS Clinical Learning Experiences - February 15, 2024
02/15/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
02/15/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 5
6 Questions
Evaluating QIPS Educational Activities
Evaluating QIPS Educational Activities - February 26, 2024
02/26/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
02/26/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 6
6 Questions
QIPS Learner Assessment
QIPS Learner Assessment - March 4, 2024
03/04/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
03/04/2024 at 12:00 PM (EST)  |  90 minutes
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 7
6 Questions
Leading Change and Relationship Management; Final Project Sharing
Leading Change and Relationship Management; Final Project Sharing - June 28, 2024
06/28/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
06/28/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)  |  90 minutes
Post-Module Evaluation: Section 8
6 Questions
Course Evaluation
Course Evaluation
6 Questions
6 Questions Congratulations on completing the core components of the Te4Q virtual Course! Please take a few moments to provide us with your feedback about the Course. Some of the items in this survey ask to reflect on your level of confidence PRIOR to participation in this Course. Please be careful to read all instructions carefully before providing responses. As all surveys in this Course, the information you provide will not be shared in an identifiable manner and will only be used to enhance or improve the Course. Thank you for your feedback and support of the continuous quality improvement of Te4Q.

Nana Coleman, MD, EdM

Dr. Nana E. Coleman is the System Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Physician Enterprise at CommonSpirit Health. She is also a tenured Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and a practicing pediatric intensivist at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX.  

Immediately prior to joining CommonSpirit Health, Dr. Coleman served as the associate provost for academic affairs and health systems science at Baylor College of Medicine where she oversaw institutional accreditation, academic mission regulatory compliance, enterprise risk management, educational institutional research, outcomes assessment and key health systems science initiatives for the organization. Dr. Coleman served as assistant dean for graduate medical education for five years at Baylor College of Medicine where she provided central administrative and educational oversight for more than 100 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs and an additional 70+ Texas Medical Board approved programs.  

As the chief academic officer for CommonSpirit Health, Dr. Coleman coordinates the health system’s relationships with its national academic partners and provides system oversight for the development of new academic programs and initiatives across the continuum of medical education. She also partners with key leaders in the enterprise to build out national clinical standards and to accelerate research opportunities across the health system.  

She has been appointed by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) to lead a team of national experts in the renewal of the AAMC Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QIPS) Competencies,and has served as an American Medical Association (AMA) Health Systems Science scholar. Dr. Coleman received her medical degree from the Brown University School of Medicine/Dartmouth Medical School combined program and completed her internship and residency in pediatrics at Columbia University Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian. She completed her fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC and earned both her master’s in education and undergraduate degrees at Harvard University. 

Mary Dolansky, PhD, RN, FAAN

Dr. Dolansky is the Sarah C. Hirsh Professor of Nursing, Director of the Quality and Safety Institute for Nurses, and Associate Professor of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. She is also a Senior Faculty Scholar for the Veterans Administration Quality Scholars Program. Dr. Dolansky’s expertise includes quality improvement, interprofessional education, and implementation science. She has taught the interprofessional course “Continual Improvement in Health Care” at Case Western Reserve University for the past 10 years and was Chair of the Quality and Safety Task Force at the school of nursing that integrated quality and safety into the undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula. She is co-director of the Veterans Administration Transforming Primary Care program to implement and evaluate a longitudinal interdisciplinary curriculum for medical residents and nurse practitioner learners and is active in a Josiah H. Macy Foundation Interprofessional Education Grant for pre-licensure students. Extramural funding includes two NIH studies related to heart failure and self-management. Director of the QSEN Institute (Quality and Safety Education for Nurses) an international community of healthcare professionals providing resources for enhancing quality and safety competencies in academia and practice. Her contributions to interprofessional quality improvement education include co-authoring the book “Fundamentals of Healthcare Improvement” and the massive open online course, “Take the Lead on Healthcare Quality”, which has reached over 15,000 interprofessional learners across the world.

Dr. Dolansky earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well as her Master of Science in Nursing from Kent State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University.

Annette Mallory Donawa, PhD

Dr. Annette Mallory Donawa is the Assistant Provost, Office of Continuing Professional Development at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a Jointly Accredited provider. She is a Senior Consultant on Continuing Professional Development for the AAMC, and an international and national speaker, having presented in China, Canada, West Africa, and throughout the US. Her experience in education and industry spans 30 years. Prior to joining Thomas Jefferson University, she served as the Assistant Dean for the Office of Continuing Medical Education at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for eight years. Her contributions to continuing medication education and accreditation over the past 15 years include serving on the ACCME Board of Directors and the Accreditation Review Committee (ARC) since 2019; steering committee member for ACCME’s annual conference (2020 and 2021); and Chair of the Program Committee for the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) for three years. Dr. Donawa earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications, with a minor in English from Towson University, a Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on instructional design and curriculum development from Northern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Administration from Morgan State University. 

Lisa Howley, PhD, MEd

Course Director

Dr. Howley is the Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships in Medical Education at the AAMC. She is an Educational Psychologist who has spent over 25 years in the field of medical education supporting learners and faculty, conducting research, and developing curricula. She joined the AAMC in 2016 to advance the continuum of medical education, support experiential learning, and curricular transformation across its member institutions and their clinical partners. Prior to joining the AAMC, she spent eight years as the Associate DIO and AVP of Medical Education and Physician Development for Carolinas HealthCare System, one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the U.S. In that role, she led a number of medical education initiatives across the professional development continuum, including graduate medical education accreditation, as well as physician leadership development for the large integrated healthcare system. She holds an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She began her career as a member of the medical education faculty at the University of Virginia School of Medicine where she designed and led performance based assessments and simulation-enhanced curricula. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and both her Master of Education and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Alisa Nagler, JD, MA, EdD

Dr. Nagler is the Assistant Director for Accreditation, Validation and Credentialing at the American College of Surgeons. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Practice of Medical Education at Duke University. At the American College of Surgeons Dr. Nagler is responsible for oversight and advancement of several major initiatives including the Continuous Professional Development Accreditation Program for the American College of Surgeons, which approves internal and external educational activities for continuing medical education credit, utilizing best practices in process and promoting educational innovation. Dr. Nagler also oversees the Program for Educational Validation and Credentialing and the ACS Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, advancing the science and implementation of education through innovation and promotion of the highest achievements in lifelong learning.

Before joining ACS, Dr. Nagler was the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education at Duke Medicine. She helped build a GME faculty development infrastructure, developed institution-wide educational programs for residents and fellows, and was instrumental in moving medical education research and scholarship forward. Dr. Nagler serves as a leader on national committees such as the Council of Medical Specialty Societies Continuing Professional Development Professional Peer Group, the Academies Collaborative, Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Education Affairs, and has been involved in numerous collaborations across institutions, furthering medical education practice and research.

Dr. Nagler received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services Studies from Cornell University, Juris Doctor from New England School of Law, Master of Arts in Sociology from East Carolina University and Ed.D. from North Carolina State University.

Greg Ogrinc, MD, MS

Dr. Ogrinc is the Senior Vice President for Certification Standards and Programs at the American Board of Medical Specialties. In this roll he oversees all aspects of the American Board of Medical Specialties program of certification, including initial certification and continuing certification in addition to providing strategic leadership for the ongoing evolution and implementation of board certification standards and programming.

Dr. Ogrinc previously served as the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College and as the Associate Chief of Staff for Education and a hospitalist at the White River Junction VA. He was the Senior Scholar for the White River Junction VA Quality Scholars program and is internationally known as a medical education innovator dedicated to improving the quality, safety, and value of care.  He is a hospitalist at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago and a Visiting Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

Dr. Ogrinc received his Medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and earned a Master’s degree from Dartmouth Medical School, Center for Evaluative Clinical Sciences.


Dr. Price is a Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine; Senior advisor to the President, American Board of Family Medicine; and an advisor and coach in Health Professions Education, Quality Improvement and Continuing Professional Development.

Dr. Price spent 27 years in the Kaiser Permanente (KP) system in several roles, including Director of Medical Education for the Colorado Region and the (national) Permanente Federation; physician investigator with the KP Colorado Institute of Health Research; Co- director of the Kaiser Colorado Center for Health Education, Dissemination and Implementation research; Clinical Lead for Kaiser National Mental Health Guidelines; member of the Kaiser National Guideline Directors Group, and Chair of Family Medicine for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group.  From 2014-2019 he served as Senior Vice-President, American Board of Medical Specialties Research and Education Foundation, and Executive Director of the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Approval Program.

Dr. Price served on the ABFM Board of Directors from 2003 – 2008, where he chaired the R&D and Maintenance of Certification committees and was Board Chair from 2007-2008.  He is a past Director of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, a past-president of the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, past chair of the AAMC Group on Educational Affairs section on Continuing Education and Improvement, and currently serves on the AAMC Integrating Quality Initiative steering committee. He is widely published and has spoken nationally and internationally and published in areas ranging from continuing medical education/professional development, quality and practice improvement, mental health, and evidence-based medicine.

Dr. Price received his M.D. degree from Rutgers Medical School in 1985 and completed his Family Medicine Residency and chief residency at JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ, in 1988. He is Board Certified by and Maintaining Certification with the American Board of Family Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions, and the Society for Academic Continuing Medical Education (SACME) and the recipient of the 2018 SACME Distinguished Service in CME Award.

Blake Webb, MD

Dr. Webb is the Chief Clinician Educator at the Veterans Health Administration’s National Center for Patient Safety. His work includes integrating national safety metrics to establish interprofessional safety training programs and standards that reach across the VHA enterprise. He is also the program director for two national VHA quality and safety fellowship training programs including the Chief Residents in Quality and Patient Safety which is the largest chief residency training program in quality and safety in the United States.

Dr. Webb’s academic focus is on the integration of High Reliability Organization (HRO) principles in quality and safety curricula to further the goal of achieving Zero Harm for all patients. His curricular efforts were awarded the VHA HeRO award which is highest level of HRO recognition available within VHA reserved to honor those who advance VHA’s safety journey. Aligned to that effort, his mission is to support the cultural fabric necessary for caregivers and systems to deliver safe and effective care without fear of inadvertent harm, and his hope is that all health care delivery systems will achieve the maturity in psychological safety necessary to achieve that end.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, and completed his Psychiatry residency at Harvard South Shore.

Brian Wong, MD

Dr. Wong is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto. A staff general internist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto, Ontario, his academic interests lie at the intersection between medical education and quality improvement. He has worked with several national and international organizations, including the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Choosing Wisely Canada, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and the Association of American Medical Colleges, to establish training programs and standards to build quality improvement and patient safety capacity across the learning continuum.

Dr. Wong has extensive experience leading large scale patient safety and quality improvement curricula targeting trainees across the continuum. He focuses his research at the intersection of patient safety, quality improvement and medical education. His vision for patient safety is one where members from all healthcare sectors and professions including patients, join together to discover, implement and sustain safe, high quality models of care to ensure that avoidable harm is the exception and high quality and high value care are the rule. As an educator, he works to integrate safety and quality in health professions education, such that there is no longer a need for “formal” curricula and “patient safety experts” to impart trainees with core patient safety competencies.

Dr. Wong earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and a Medical degree from the University of Toronto. He was a past winner of the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Research Competition.