Patient Safety & Quality

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital are committed to providing educational opportunities to residents in quality improvement and patient safety.  Our residents are engaged in a variety of experiences to enhance their knowledge of patient safety and quality.


By the the end of residency, our residents will be able to complete the following objectives:


  • Describe fundamental principles of patient safety and quality improvement
  • Participate meaningfully in a culture of safety in a learning health system, including being able to detect, report and learn from medical errors
  • Analyze and develop a plan to improve care based upon quality data


If you have any questions about the education and opportunities for quality improvement or patient safety, please contact Emily Fondahn, MD.


Washington University School of Medicine

Division of General Medicine

Campus Box 8121

660 S. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110

p: (314) 362-8065    f: (314) 747-1080