Innovations in Education

Since 2006, Duke has been part of the ACGME-sponsored Educational Innovations Project (EIP), which develops integrated advancements of resident education and quality patient care.

Importantly, EIP programs are challenged to evaluate how resident education affects patient outcome. Duke's EIP participation has allowed us to build on our strong tradition of training outstanding physicians and our foundation of evidenced-based practice and challenged us to incorporate quality improvement and patient safety into our program.

Highlights of our EIP program include developing an immersive learning educational structure that minimizes conflict between inpatient and ambulatory responsibilities for residents (“Practice Partnerships”), implementing a system for individualized advising and career development, and building a quality improvement infrastructure that links the training program with departmental and health system priorities.

Current Innovations in Duke's Educational Innovations Project include:


Playing With Curricular Milestones in the Educational Sandbox: Q-sort Results From an Internal Medicine Educational Collaborative.
Meade LB, Caverzagie KJ, Swing SR, Jones RR, O'Malley CW, Yamazaki K, Zaas AA.
Acad Med. 2013 Aug;88(8):1142-1148.