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East Tennessee State University implemented quality improvement (QI) training for second-year family medicine residents in 2009. Results in 2011 indicated training increased scores in QI skill assessments as well as self-efficacy in QI. With residents who completed the training now in practice, does the increase in knowledge and skill translate to increased QI in practice? A survey of graduates compares frequency of QI cycles and self-assessment of QI skills among graduating classes, those receiving QI training and those graduating before training began. Residents that completed the QI curriculum rated their training higher; however residents that did not receive training were more involved in QI in practice. We suggest that this is due to QI involvement increasing with practice. Results will guide curriculum improvements to strengthen future resident training.


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