Quality & Safety Elective - Residents

The Department of Medicine offers a Quality and Safety Elective for its residents at Moffitt/Long hospital (Parnassus campus). This rotation provides residents with an immersion experience in hospital-based patient safety and quality improvement activities.

Participating residents attend key medical center patient safety meetings, and complete a mentored patient safety or quality improvement project centered around one of the medical center's quality incentive goals. Fundamental concepts in patient safety and QI are taught through directed readings and didactics, in addition to the experiential activities. Through this experience, residents are able to not only get exposure to organizational approaches to patient safety and QI, but are active participants and contributors to developing and implementing solutions to quality problems. The curriculum is flexible and is tailored to suit residents' interests, and residents are encouraged to contact the elective director 1-2 months in advance in order to customize the rotation to meet their interests. For additional information or questions, please contact:

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Sumant Ranji, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Program Director for Residency Program
(415) 514-9256; sumantr@medicine.ucsf.edu