Throughout medical school and Internal Medicine training at Duke, I have been amazed at the care provided at Duke. I also noticed that when different fields came together including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physical therapist, occupation therapist and so many others, care for patients improved and providing the care was more enjoyable.
My involvement in Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs such as the Medical Education Leadership Tract (MELT) and Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Council (PSQC) further demonstrated to me that working in intradisciplinary teams drives me to improve as a clinician. These groups provided an avenue to learn from residents and fellows from different fields, learning best practices, and sharing challenges. As the Chief Resident of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, I am excited about the opportunity to learn from leaders within the hospital and to take lessons I have learned to improve the working environment with trainees from all specialties.
This year, I am provided a unique opportunity to learn systems-based thinking and develop skills that will allow me to impact change which I hope to use to improve patient care at Duke.
Vinay Choksi, MD
GME Chief Resident of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Medical Instructor, Duke Hospital Medicine
Duke University Medical Center