Staff and Student Survey on Perceptions of the Integration of Quality Improvement into Pre-service Training at Three Medical Training Institutions in Kenya
To establish a health workforce competent in using improvement approaches to identify and address gaps in care, health workers should be taught improvement methods during pre-service training and then supported to strengthen these competencies in-service. Through funding from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), ASSIST began working with three Kenyan medical training institutions to incorporate improvement into pre-service training for health care providers.
Before embarking on the integration of quality improvement into existing pre-service curricula for health workers, it is important to get an understanding of the current situation and readiness of the institution to make the change based on evidence.
This report provides results from Kenya of an initial assessment conducted at three diverse medical training institutions to understand each institution’s readiness to integrate quality improvement methods into pre-service training curricula. Their experience and the results of this exploratory study provide important lessons for other institutions and countries interested in integrating quality improvement education into pre-service training.