Robert O. Bonow, MD, graduated from medical school in 1973. Caitlin Schaninger will graduate in June. Despite training in different generations, they see similar gaps in quality and safety education.
Much has changed in medical education in the nearly four decades that separate their medical school experiences.
What has remained largely unchanged is the lack of education most medical school graduates receive in the science and skills of quality improvement and patient safety — how to deliver the right care to the right patient at the right time, and how to prevent a patient from being harmed.
The whole shebang.