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Quality Improvement Education and Systems Training (QUEST): Home


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The QUEST program offers experiential learning in quality improvement methods by pairing health science students with faculty mentors and teams at Prisma Health - Midlands. Participants also have the chance to develop a QI project for UofSC’s Discovery Day.


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Project Timeline

September Kickoff Meeting

Integrate with QI teams and orient to their work


Complete patient shadowing process relevant to QI team’s work

December Share results with group of patient shadowing, driver diagram, begin Charter
January Prepare and begin QI projects

Active participation with QI project, begin abstract

March Complete poster, register for Discover Day
April Presentation and seek coaching if needed

Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) Cycle

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The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle was published by W. Edwards Deming in The New Economics for Industry, Government, and Education Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press; 2000.