Graduate Medical Education

Patient Safety


IHI Open School Courses


Please click on the link below to view access information.

IHI Open School Course Registration and Instructions



For Faculty to access the IHI Open School courses for free they will need to select ‘Teacher/Professor’ as their Primary Role.



Patient Safety Links

HIPAA Training Video


Picker Institute ‘Always Events’


Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home


Mayo Clinic Quality Academy Educational Resources


UTHSCSA's Center for Patient Safety and Health Policy

Patient Safety and Supervision Card


Patient Safety - ER Safe Surgery Checklist

AMA Patient Safety Webinars


JAMA, 304, Issue 11


Patient Safety and Medical Errors - TMA online course


Disclosure of Adverse Events


Quality Improvement Links

How to Report Medical Errors and Near Misses

UHS (powerpoint)   (video)



Medication Reconciliation

Discharge Reconciliation

Admission Reconciliation

Transfer Reconciliation


Transitions in Care

Example of a bad hand-off

Example of a good hand-off

Resources from Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago

Supervision video


"Strategies to Improve Trainee Supervision"


SUPERB/SAFETY study published in Journal on Graduate Medical Education


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Patient Safety & Medical Errors


Anesthesiology Patient Safety Foundation
Patient Safety Video Library


Institute for Healthcare Improvement:

IHI Open School GME Interest Group

The IHI Open School contains online modules on patient safety, quality improvement, and leadership - all are available to members of the UTHSCSA through the Open School Chapter here.

IHI-White Papers Section

IHI’s Innovation Series white papers were developed to further its mission of improving the quality and value of health care. The ideas and findings in these white papers represent innovative work by organizations affiliated with IHI. White papers are designed to share with readers the problems IHI is working to address; the ideas, changes, and methods we are developing and testing to help organizations make breakthrough improvements; and early results where they exist.


The LIFE Curriculum


Patient Safety listserv

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Root Cause Analysis (RCA)

UTHSCSA is working to partner with UHS and the VA to provide educational opportunities for UTHSCSA residents and fellows. This opportunity will allow residents and fellows hands-on RCA training from identification of the event through implementation of action items. Click here for a brief presentation of "What is an RCA".