Quality Training Program Now Accepting Applications for 2018; Courses to Be Held in Miami and Northern Virginia

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Applications are now being accepted for ASCO’s Quality Training Program (QTP), a comprehensive program designed to train oncology health-care providers to investigate and implement data-driven quality improvement, as well as manage clinical and nonclinical processes and outcomes. 

The program brings cancer care teams together to select, design, and implement a quality improvement project at their practices. Learning is facilitated through three in-person sessions, which include seminars, case examples, and small-group exercises. For 2018, participants will be able to choose to attend the in-person sessions in Miami and Alexandria, Virginia. Upon completion, participants are eligible for both continuing medical education (CME) and maintenance of certification (MOC) credits. 

The program combines coaching, peer-to-peer mentoring, and shared learning approaches with experiential learning techniques effective for solving quality issues. An experienced improvement coach will be assigned to help guide the team. These coaches, as well as the faculty, are all renowned practitioners in oncology and quality improvement. 

2018 Sessions Locations, Dates, and Deadlines 

IN 2018, sessions will be held regionally in Miami and Alexandria, Virginia. Two to four members of each team, including the team leader, must attend all three sessions: 


Application deadline: December 4, 2017 

Session 1: January 10–11, 2018 

Session 2: March 21–22, 2018 

Session 3: June 29, 2018

Alexandria, Virginia 

Application deadline: June 4, 2018 

Session 1: July 11–12, 2018 

Session 2: September 20–21, 2018 

Session 3: December 5, 2018 

Apply for 2018 Program 

ASCO ENCOURAGES applications from any oncology specialty, as well as diverse practice types and institutional settings (e.g., academic, community, geographic location, practice size). 

All teams must meet the following criteria for participation: 

  • Assemble a core team of 2–4 participants. These teams are led by an active physician member of ASCO (physician member may also be a fellow in training). 
  • Ensure that the core team members attend the three in-person sessions. 
  • Assemble a larger team that will support the quality improvement project at the practice level. 
  • Designate a team sponsor (typically a senior institutional leader) to support their work. 
  • Identify a quality problem for the improvement project. 

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