A post-residency, one-year position offered in select VA Medical Centers
The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has two positions available in the VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety (CRQS) program.
The VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety is a non-accredited, post-residency one-year position offered in select VA Medical Centers including the VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System.
The Chief Resident in Quality and Safety program’s objective is to develop emerging physician leaders in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through a mix of didactic and experiential learning.
The VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) in Nashville and Murfreesboro offers two CRQS positions, one in Hospital Medicine and one in Emergency Medicine. This program is built in partnership with the Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center (GRECC) along with the Quality Safety and Value Service at TVHS and its academic affiliate at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The Chief Residents must have completed their primary residency training and be board eligible for their specialty. They must qualify for credentialling and privileging as a licensed independent practitioner in their specialty. The CRQS will also be appointed as Instructor at the academic affiliate, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, in their respective departments.
Kelly Sopko, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Site co-director, VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety, Hospital Medicine
Michael Ward, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Site co-director, VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety, Emergency Medicine