The Stanford Resident Safety Council

Quality Improvement & Innovation

Inspiring Resident Leaders In Quality Improvement

The Stanford Resident Safety Council (RSC) is an institution-wide, interdepartmental council of resident physicians engaged in high-impact quality improvement (QI) projects throughout Stanford Health Care and Stanford Medicine.

The Resident Safety Council was established with the goal of bringing resident physicians of all disciplines together to collaborate and develop solutions to important system challenges within a variety of different healthcare practice settings.  The Resident Safety Council has received recognition at the institutional level, and has empowered residents to participate in the development of innovative solutions to the challenges of a large, complex, and well-resourced hospital system.  Through the Resident Safety Council, residents are given the opportunity to work directly with hospital administration and patient-safety leadership to strive to improve health care quality for all stakeholders.

The mission of the Resident Safety Council is to enhance patient safety through collaboration, innovation, and leadership at the resident level.  Leadership within the Resident Safety Council has placed many residents on important hospital-level committees, so that the voice of the residents may be heard institution-wide.  This serves the dual purpose of providing administrators with insight from the resident physicians who provide much of the patient care and exposing residents to the administrative aspects of healthcare delivery.  This has already resulted in improved recognition of resident challenges at the institution level, and will only continue to grow.

We are very proud of the Stanford Resident Safety Council and are actively seeking out motivated, inspired individuals to help enhance a culture of patient safety through quality improvement in a very meaningful way.

Please do not hesitate to contact the leadership of the Resident Safety Council at any time if you have any questions, or if you have projects or committees that seek resident involvement.


We look forward to working with you.

  •  Garrison Carlos, MD (Co-Chair)
  • Katherine Xiong, MD (Co-Chair)

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