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Sidney Kimmel Medical College is One of Ten Colleges Making Up the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Patient Safety Collaborative

10/09/19

Recently, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) announced the selection of Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, along with nine other institutions from across the nation, that will form the second cohort of a national learning collaborative focused on engaging residents and fellows in patient safety. The ACGME launched this second cohort of the Patient Safety Collaborative after the largely positive response from the first.

The 18‐month Patient Safety Collaborative is part of the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments (Pursuing Excellence) initiative, which promotes transformative improvement in the clinical learning environments of ACGME‐accredited Sponsoring Institutions.

Pursuing Excellence grew out of the ACGME's Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) Program. The CLER Program provides formative feedback to the nation's teaching hospitals, medical centers, health systems, and other clinical settings in the CLER Focus Areas of Patient Safety, Health Care Quality, Care Transitions, Supervision, Well-being, and Professionalism. The Pursuing Excellence Collaboratives are designed in response to opportunities identified through CLER site visit findings and practice patterns noted in the literature.

"We are already seeing a national conversation sparked by the transformative work underway through Pursuing Excellence," said Kevin B. Weiss, MD, ACGME Chief Sponsoring Institutions and Clinical Learning Environment Officer. "With this next Collaborative, the ACGME and its 21 partners in this initiative welcome new findings that will help to drive culture change within clinical learning environments."