The development of a quality assurance program as part of residency training in internal medicine is described. In addition to ensuring quality, the program allows both the faculty and the resident to assess individual performance more precisely than previously possible. The residents become increasingly thorough and improve problem-solving skills over the three-year program. They are provided the tools to manage quality in their own practice.
Bouchard RE, Tufo HM, Beaty HN. The Impact of a Quality Assurance Program on Postgraduate Training in Internal Medicine. JAMA. 1985;253(8):1146-1150. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03350320070019