Student & Resident

We encourage all graduate students and physicians-in-training with an interest in medical quality issues to join our rapidly growing Student, Resident, and Fellows (SRF) Section. Medical education accrediting bodies, including the American Association of Medical Colleges and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education have stressed the importance of Quality Improvement (QI) and Patient Safety (PS). Supplement your medical training by joining the SRF and gaining access to exclusive educational content, mentorship opportunities, and more!

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 apply 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.

Through ACMQ’s many educational offerings, you will enhance your knowledge of medical quality concepts, terminology, and best practices. In addition, ACMQ offers you the opportunity to develop QI/PS leadership skills through its many committee service opportunities.

Membership Benefits

  • Take advantage of the same benefits for a lower price with discounted membership and ACMQ conference registration fees!
  • Share your work at a national level with eligibility to participate in ACMQ's Quality Scholar Program.
  • Build relationships with leaders in quality management and clinical quality improvement through ACMQ’s member community.
  • Stay on top of the latest insights, perspectives in medical quality with electronic and print access to the American Journal of Medical Quality
  • Build your leadership skills by serving as a volunteer in the SRF Section or 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 students, residents, and fellows in the area of health care quality.
  • Educate young physicians and physicians-in-training about the important role that healthcare 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 healthcare quality measurement and improvement via annual student and resident awards.

Meet the SRF Leadership Cabinet!


Lauren J. Miller, MD, MJ, CMQ, CHC, MLS(ASCP)CM

Dr. Lauren J. Miller is a resident physician in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Miller completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and attained a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago. She is certified in both medical quality and healthcare compliance. Dr. Miller is committed to improving the efficiency and equity of healthcare delivery and establishing stronger interprofessional relationships between the pathology laboratory and patient-facing specialties. For more information regarding the SRF Section please contact Dr. Miller at [email protected].

Immediate Past Chair

Kevin Hummel, MD, CMQ

Kevin Hummel is a pediatric cardiology fellow at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was previously a pediatric critical care fellow at the University of Utah - Intermountain Primary Children's Hospital. He completed critical care fellowship at University of Utah following training at Vanderbilt and the University of Arizona.

His career interests include healthcare improvement and aligning processes to achieve longitudinal outcomes that matter to patients and health systems. He has training in systems improvement through the Intermountain Healthcare Delivery Institute and Harvard Business School. Clinically, Kevin cares for children with critical illness, particularly focusing on patients with congenital heart disease.

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. David B. Nash at [email protected].

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.


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