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February 22, 1985

The Impact of a Quality Assurance Program on Postgraduate Training in Internal Medicine

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Section of General Medicine, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington. Dr Beaty is now with Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago.

JAMA. 1985;253(8):1146-1150. doi:10.1001/jama.1985.03350320070019

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.

(JAMA 1985;253:1146-1150)