Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) is an iterative process that evaluates how an organization works and ways in which it can improve. Our policy is to use CQI to ensure that our medical education program complies with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards as well as its mission to redefine medical education.

The Zucker School of Medicine (ZSOM) monitors areas that have been identified via comprehensive surveys as being in need of improvement and forms workgroups to address them. These workgroups each have a content expert (“owner”) that will be accountable for executing an analysis and working with various stakeholders (faculty, staff, students) to develop and implement any necessary adjustments. Data is collected to monitor the success of the plan, and results/changes implemented are communicated to the school at large through various mediums. The entire CQI process is overseen by the associate dean for curricular integration and assessment, in partnership with the Office of Assessment and Evaluation (OAE) and the Office of the Dean.

ZSOM is committed to a culture of improvement, and we never settle for less than our best. We look forward to working towards the betterment of our school, and we value your feedback on the changes we are making. If you have any questions, please email

Click here for more information on CQI monitoring and CQI Workgroups.