■ Several medical schools and teaching hospitals have improved quality and safety training for students and residents, says a report from the National Patient Safety Foundation's Lucian Leape Institute. Meanwhile, five universities and two other bodies offer master's degrees or certificates in health care quality and safety.
■ Massachusetts has one of the country's highest physician-to-population ratios, but patients there still face long waits to see doctors. How does this bode for access to care in states with fewer physicians and higher rates of uninsured?
■ Since 2007, more than two dozen medical schools -- the biggest surge in decades -- have opened, begun accreditation or started discussions to open. This interactive graphic shows where they are located.