John Paul Shoup, MD, senior assistant resident in the combined Medicine-Pediatrics residency training program, has been selected to serve as the Durham VA Medical Center chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety for 2018-19.
Dr. Shoup will be part of a network of such chief residents across the country who lead quality improvement (QI) projects and receive expert training from mentors. He will also participate in a national curriculum designed to prepare a new generation of QI leaders able to help residents implement QI initiatives.
Shoup will work closely with Joel Boggan, MD, MPH, assistant professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine) and CRQS mentor, and previous QI chiefs, including Ryan Schulteis, Lindsay Boole, and the current chief, Samuel Lindner.
"John Paul has distinguished himself pursuing quality improvement projects through both the Medicine Patient Safety and Quality Council and in the primary care setting," Dr. Boggan said. "Additionally, he has been working diligently to improve his methodologic skills and will be an asset to both the VA and the residency program."
Shoup earned his undergraduate degree from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He graduated medical school from the University of Connecticut. He came to Duke for internship and combined internal medicine-pediatrics residency.
Shoup will begin as chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety in July 2018. After his year as chief resident, Shoup plans to pursue primary care in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.