Office of Graduate Medical Education

Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) Program

Contact Us

EQuIP Program Office

  • 504-568-4006
  • 504-599-1453
  • 2020 Gravier Street, Suite 602
    New Orleans, LA 70112

The Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) Program

The Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) Program at the LSU School of Medicine is an institution-wide initiative to engage residents and fellows in systems-based quality improvement programs. In cooperation with faculty supervisors and mentors, the EQuIP program will empower the House Officers of the LSU School of Medicine to contribute to scholarly activity and the implementation of clinical quality improvement initiatives at our affiliated training institutions, with the goal of improving outcomes for patients and inculcating a culture of quality improvement and patient safety.

The LSU EQuIP Rotation at UMCNO
View the rotation syllabus

The LSU School of Medicine’s Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients (EQuIP) rotation provides an in-depth orientation to the principles of quality improvement, patient safety, and process improvement for House Officers. The rotation is available as a two (2) - four (4) week block and offers a flexible schedule and curriculum to best accommodate resident quality and safety education needs.

UMCNO Quality & Patient Safety Collaborative
Building a culture of safety together

Upcoming Activities/Meetings

Comprehensive Quality Management (CQM) - 4th Tuesday at Noon - Conference Center - Learn about QI/PI project opportunities at UMCNO

Additional Academic Affairs Activities

Future activities will be posted.      

For more information about these activities, email 

LSU EQuIP Project Proposal Form

Tracking a project for the ACGME

  • Fill out the LSU EQuIP QI Project Form
  • Submit the form to the EQuIP office ( for collection in the LSUGME QI Database.
    • If you are unsure if your project would need prior approval from the LSUHSC Institutional Review Board (IRB), please visit this page to read more about what constitutes as needing review. 

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Forum

Opportunities for scholarly activity

Viewing EQuIP Poster Presentations

The Annual Quality and Patient Safety Forum features special guest speakers, poster submission reception, and abstract presentations.

A call for abstracts typically goes out in February/March. For the first time, we have opened submissions to all six LSUHSC Schools (Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Dentistry, Allied Health, and Graduate Studies). 

More about the annual event can be found here

Submitting QI Projects

Resources for local & national scholarly publication

Additional Resources for LSU Programs

Physician Wellness


Physician Well-Being

Combatting Burnout


EQuIP Office
Isidore Cohn, MD Student Learning Center
6th Floor Lions Bldg., 2020 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA., 70112