Additional Opportunities for Trainees

Stanford Resident Safety Council

The Stanford Resident Safety Council (RSC) is open to residents and fellow from all departments. The RSC completes annual projects aimed at topics of broad interest, such as building a better discharge process or breaking down barriers to efficient MD to RN communication. In recent years, Neurology residents have served in a number of leadership positions in the RSC. In 2020-2021, Dr. Jenny Chen is serving as Associate Co-Chair and Dr. Esther Nie is serving as TeamSTEPPS Director.

Quality Improvement Focus

The Stanford Neurology Residency Program has developed areas of focus, including Quality Improvement. Residents may elect to participate in the Quality Improvement focus, with the goal of completing mandatory and elective educational and leadership opportunities and completing a scholarly project with faculty mentorship. For additional details about the Quality Improvement Focus, please contact Vice Chair for Education, Dr. Neil Schwartz, or the Directors of the Quality Improvement Focus: Dr. Carl Gold, Dr. Katie Kvam, and Dr. Laurice Yang.

Quality Improvement Elective

Stanford Neurology residents may elect to spend one or more two-week blocks to accelerate progress on an improvement project or to prepare the results of an improvement project for publication. The elective includes frequent mentoring meetings. During the elective, residents have the opportunity to attend departmental and hospital-wide meetings about quality and patient safety. To learn more about the Quality Improvement elective, please contact Dr. Carl Gold.