The Open School network is growing — and our Regional Leaders are here to support Open School Chapters whether they’re just starting or well-established. What do Regional Leaders
do? They’re long-time members of the Open School who can help Chapters on a one-to-one basis. Contact them when you have questions about planning events, finding resources in the Open School, connecting with other Chapters in your region, or brainstorming activities for your Chapter.
To highlight the expertise of our Regional Leaders, we’re bringing you the Meet a Regional Leader series on this blog. We started with Sarah Miano, RN, in the Midwest US
, and today we bring you five questions for Jo Inge Myhre, MD, who supports Continental Europe from Oslo, Norway.
1. Why did you go into health care?
Good question. I’m not sure, to be honest. My godmother was
a nurse who worked in the offshore industry, and I always admired her, but
where my fascination came from, I'm not really sure. At one point I was
considering studying botany, but my biology teacher told me that it was easier
to have plants as a hobby in comparison to taking care of sick people, and that
2. Why does quality improvement matter
I have been working on improvement since I started medical
school, and for me it is a crucial part of health care. Constantly improving
the system we work in is an obligation for all health care professionals. We
can't continue making the same errors over and over again and keep working in
3. What was your best moment with the
Open School community?
I remember when our local Chapter was invited to help with
the translation of the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist into Norwegian. It was
such a weird moment to actually get recognition as a student for the work we
had been doing.
I also have many Forum experiences. The greatest was
probably the first Asia Pacific Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in
New Zealand, were a local group of students had done an amazing job to put
together a great student program. The discussions we had were just amazing.
4. Tell us something that most people
don’t know about you.
I have a thing for studying on public transportation. In my
last semester of medical school I was absolutely sure that I was going to fail,
so I figured I needed massive doses of traveling time. This resulted in trips
to San Francisco, the Dominican Republic, Paris, and Estonia in my last five
months of med school. I'm still positive that's what got me through in the end.
5. What one piece of advice would you
give a new Chapter?
Find some friends, and if you make an event always plan for
the next one. If you get people interested you need to give them some sort of
Say hello to Jo Inge at ce.ihi.openschool(at)gmail.com.