New Abstractor training is offered to help familiarize the new Surgical Clinical Quality Reviewer (SCQR) to the MSQC program requirements and to assist in formulating a method for consistent and accurate data collection which supports quality and process of care improvements of the surgical patient population.

Through self-paced online learning modules, in-person classroom instruction, conference calls, webinar sessions and practice case studies, the MSQC Variables and Definitions, the Sampling Process, the web-based MSQC Workstation and introduction to Quality Improvement Initiatives are incorporated into the New SCQR Training session.

Are you hiring a new Abstractor?

Please click the link to view the SCQR Job Description

Training Registration

Registration for training must be submitted by the deadline date listed below for the corresponding training date to allow sufficient time for the new Abstractor to complete self-paced online learning modules prior to the on-site training day, and to acclimate themselves to their hospital. Please note that registration for training closes 1 month prior to each training date. Registrations submitted after the deadline date will not be accepted.

Please click the Training Registration  link to register for an upcoming training session.

Once the registration has been received, you will receive a confirmation email within 2 business days. Please call the MSQC Coordinating Center at 734-998-8200 if a confirmation email is not received.

Upcoming Training Dates

Month of Onsite
Training Class

to QI


On-site Training will be held at the MSQC Coordinating Center in Ann Arbor at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation/North Campus Research Complex:

2800 Plymouth Road
Building 16 – 1st Floor
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

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