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Can first-year medical students acquire quality improvement knowledge prior to substantial clinical exposure? A mixed-methods evaluation of a pre-clerkship curriculum that uses education as the context for learning.

Brown A; Nidumolu A; Stanhope A; Koh J; Greenway M; Grierson L.

The National Patient Safety Foundation has called for medical educators to emphasize quality, safety, and systems thinking throughout physician training. The authors describe a novel, well-liked, and effective medical school curriculum where learners employ systems thinking to improve the curriculum itself. An Annual Perspective explored the intersections between medical learners and safety.