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Now Accepting Submissions for QI Poster Symposium and Competition

December 6, 2017

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2018

Acceptance Notification: First week of February 2018

Poster Presentation and Reception will be held February 19, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the MCLI Nelson Auditorium.

The SIU Graduate Medical Education Committee is proud to present the SIU SOM Quality Improvement Poster Symposium and Competition.  This event will publicly recognize the quality improvement projects that are being done by SIU SOM residents and fellows. Monetary awards will be given for the top three Quality Improvement projects submitted for consideration:

  • First place = $250
  • Second place = $150
  • Third place = $100

An additional "Innovation Award" may be given for the project that most demonstrates "out of the box thinking" or creative approach to successfully implement innovative quality improvement with demonstrated outcomes. 

  • Innovation Award = $150

To be eligible for consideration, submitted projects must show initiative and commitment applied to improving systems and processes that directly and indirectly improve patient safety and quality of healthcare delivery. 

The competition is open to any SIU SOM resident/fellow, who is a current trainee at the time of their submission.  All submissions will be reviewed and judged by a panel of SIU SOM faculty and hospital administrators that possess expertise in and are passionate about quality improvement. Judging criteria will be based on Revised Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) guidelines.

Click the submission link to access the submission form.  The submission form can also be found on the Office of Graduate Medical Education webpage under the Resident tab, QI Project Submission.  If you have any questions about this activity, please contact Julie Rhodes at 217-545-3134 or email at

Support for this event is provided through a grant from the Memorial Medical Center Foundation.