EQIP is a continuous quality improvement program run by program directors for program directors to allow for data-driven innovation in surgical education and to allow data- informed conversations about the future of general surgery. This program is collaborative and collegial. It is not regulatory, nor will it be used for certification purposes. EQIP is dedicated to ensuring the confidentiality of all data that you share with EQIP. This EQIP project comes at no cost to you or your program for the first two years. (a full one-page description of EQIP is available here, and a more detailed description of the lessons learned have been published in the Journal of Surgical Education.)
We have structured EQIP as a quality improvement project. Brown University’s IRB has concurred and issued this waiver. If your institution requires EQIP to be cleared by your IRB, please use the PUA and this EQIP – one page description). We would suggest you ask for an expedited review and an exception from research since the project is a quality improvement process and all data ingested into the EQIP database is de-identified.
To participate in EQIP 2023:
-The EQIP Team