Student & Resident

The Student, Resident & Fellows (SRF) section of the College was launched in February 2007 and is rapidly growing. We encourage all graduate students and physicians-in-training with an interest in medical quality issues to sign-up, learn more and help improve our healthcare system. The College feels strongly that the future of the specialty lies with graduate students and physicians-in-training who are dedicated to a better healthcare system, and we are therefore committed to making membership affordable and rewarding.

Student/Resident/Fellow membership fees are significantly discounted and are contingent only on proving your current status as a student, resident or fellow. Non-MD/PhD trainees are also eligible to join. Members are encouraged to sign-up for SRF section leadership positions to help shape the future of the College. In addition, only SRF members are eligible for the National Quality Scholar Awards.


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Membership Benefits

  • Discounted membership fees for students/residents/fellows
  • Eligibility for ACMQ's Quality Scholar Program to attend annual meeting
  • Discounted attendance at ACMQ conferences
  • Connection to leaders in quality management and clinical quality improvement
  • Subscription to the ACMQ eNewsletter: FOCUS
  • Membership to the SRF Section Facebook and LinkedIn pages
  • Electronic access to the American Journal of Medical Quality (members access the AJMQ free of charge via the members only website)
  • Opportunity to represent the SRF Section on ACMQ committees

SRF Section Goals

  • Bring together graduate/medical students and physicians-in-training around a common interest in health care quality measurement and improvements;
  • Excite and engage these students and their peers in the areas of health care quality;
  • Educate young physicians and physicians-in-training about the important role that health care quality topics play in every specialty of medicine;
  • Further the integration of medical quality topics into medical school and residency training programs;
  • Reward students who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in health care quality measurement and improvement via annual student and resident awards.

How to Start an ACMQ Chapter Toolkit

The College's Student, Resident & Fellows section has developed and published "How to Start an ACMQ Chapter Toolkit."

College members are encouraged to use this toolkit as a resource, reach out to other like-minded colleagues, and help establish ACMQ chapters in a variety of settings. While it is envisioned that most of the initial ACMQ chapters will be founded at academic health centers and other health professions training sites, the College leadership understands and appreciates that the chapter development process will be an iterative one and will continually undergo refinement as chapters are founded and mature.

Downloads: The December 2016 Journal Newsletter with more details, and the How to Start an ACMQ Chapter Toolkit.

We look forward to helping you establish your chapter and to seeing you and your chapter members.  

Quality Training to Improve Performance (QTIP) column in the American Journal of Medical Quality

The American Journal of Medical Quality recognizes that opportunities to learn about the perspectives of professionals in training are limited. To expand learning opportunities for its readership, AJMQ and the ACMQ Student and Resident Section launched a column in 2013 dedicated to publishing student work on the topic of performance improvement. Through collaboration with the College articles are solicited in June and July each year for the column, "Quality Training to Improve Performance (Q-TIP)."

Questions regarding "Quality Training to Improve Performance (Q-TIP)" or to submit articles may be directed to Dr. Pelegano at

The Journal is a peer-reviewed bi-monthly journal for those practicing, conducting research, and teaching in the field of clinical quality improvement. AJMQ publishes research studies, evaluations of the delivery and management of health care, and reports on changes in the field of medical quality, utilization, and risk management. Each issue provides information on the latest innovations in quality, editorial commentary on issues of importance in the field, and pragmatic suggestions to improve practice.

Visit the AJMQ website,, for more information about the journal, or to view an issue free of charge.

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