Call for applications: DVAMC chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety

Friday, May 25, 2018

The Duke Internal Medicine Residency Program is now accepting formal applications for the chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety (CRQS) position for the 2019-20 academic year.

If you are interested, please send a one page personal statement re: your interest and a CV to the CRQS leadership by Sunday, June 3, 2018. Please contact us at:

Sam Lindner (samuel.lindner@duke.edu)
Joel Boggan (joel.boggan@duke.edu)
Ryan Schulteis (ryan.schulteis@duke.edu)
David Simel (david.simel@duke.edu)
Aimee Zaas (aimee.zaas@duke.edu)

The CRQS position includes the following requirements and opportunities:

  • Commitment to the position full-time from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020
  • Must be board-eligible in internal medicine on or by July 1, 2019
  • A total of 6-8 weeks of rounding on the VA Gen Med teaching services
  • Learn quality improvement and patient safety methodologies
  • Facilitate and lead QI projects and teams at the Durham VA Medical Center to directly improve the health care experience of our veterans
  • Educational and mentorship roles for residents engaging in QI research and projects
  • Ample time to produce publishable research and QI outcomes
  • Work closely with the three Duke Internal Medicine administrative chief residents to strengthen our training program
  • Lead Morbidity and Mortality discussions at both Grand Rounds and medicine Noon Conference
  • Work collaboratively with the other 2019-20 VA QI/Safety Chiefs around the country

Past experience in quality improvement, statistical methodology, systems engineering, and database manipulation may strengthen your CRQS experience, but are certainly not required.

Selected CRQS alumni positions

Ryan Schulteis, Associate Chief of Staff for Informatics, Durham VA, and Founder and CEO, SV Analytics

Aaron Mitchell, graduating Hematology-Oncology Fellow, UNC-Chapel Hill, soon to be Assistant Professor, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Lindsay Boole, Pulmonary / Critical Care Fellow, Duke Health

R. Matt Atkins, Director of Quality, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center