Zachary Christopher

Pre-Arrival Post

My name is Zach Christopher and I am a PGY-4 orthopedic surgery resident. I am thrilled to be able to attend this AELPS course. I have always held an interest in quality improvement and patient safety. Since starting residency, I have been fortunate to be involved on a few QI projects that have led to practice changes for our department. Most of them have focused on cost and quality, but I am eager to expand my knowledge of patient safety in health care. I believe orthopedics has great potential to improve in patient safety, particularly in procedures where techniques can be standardized. I will be doing a fellowship in 2023 in adult hip and knee reconstruction, and I think this subspecialty is a great opportunity to implement changes in patient safety. Things like standardized procedures and protocols, outcome tracking and reporting, and the utilization of “big data” to influence decision-making… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
*Session exclusive to COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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