About the Summit

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety has been modified to honor the work of medical residents and fellows across the state of Michigan, while adhering to social distancing and public health safety practices.  The in-person conference has been cancelled.

The program supports Section VI of the American Conference on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Common Program Requirements. The requirements emphasize that all physicians share responsibility for promoting patient safety and enhancing quality of patient care. As a result, Graduate medical education training programs must prepare residents to provide clinical care with continuous focus on the safety, individual needs, and humanity of their patients.

 Quality Improvement involves systematic and continuous actions that lead to measurable improvement in health care services and the well-being of targeted patient populations. To make improvements, organizations need to understand their own delivery system and key processes. The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety is designed to focus on the initial steps of quality improvement by highlighting the importance of residents and fellows in the process of identifying areas of improvement. This program further aids health care systems by providing the tools to effectively study the targeted areas of improvement.

The Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety is a statewide collaboration between:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Value Partnerships program

  • Southeast Michigan Center for Medical Education
  • Michigan Health & Hospital Association
  • Wayne State University School of Medicine

In the fifth year of the program, the focus remains on the celebration of the quality improvement and patient safety work among residents and fellows from across the state of Michigan.  Residents and fellows whose abstracts are invited to be developed into presentations will submit Voice-Over Power Point presentations of their projects that will be judged by subject matter experts.  Awards will be given to the top presentations in the quality improvement/patient safety category for residents and for fellows and winners will receive monetary awards.

In light of the COVID pandemic emergency:
The in-person meeting of the  Michigan Summit on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Summit scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 is cancelled.


Residents and fellows will be informed of acceptance of their project for the poster competition by the end of April. A voice-over PowerPoint presentation of the poster (maximum 6 minutes) will need to be uploaded for judges to review. Further instructions for uploading PowerPoint presentations are available under the tab "Information for Presenters".

Call for Abstracts is closed

Current applicants may still access their account using the link above.