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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Editor’s Note Colleen McCormick is a fifth-year medical student in the combined MD/MPH Physician Leadership Development Program at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. For two months she used the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to conduct her first quality improvement project. In this final blog post, Colleen reflects on her project and her progress as a student trying to make a change in the health care system. You can catch up on her previous po ... read full post

 

Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Practicum, Improvement, Improvement Stories, medical student, Medical School, interprofessional learning, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Leadership
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, May 28, 2013
This week, Dr. Don Berwick answers a question from @Ensor_K submitted via Twitter "How can students drive improvement, no matter what role they're in?" Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at IHI and Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, answers one of your questions every week in our new blog series, “Ask Berwick.” You can catch up on previous "Ask Berwick" Q ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Ask Berwick, medical student, Improvement, Quality Improvement, Intern/Resident/Junior Doctor, Communication, IHI Open School for Health Professions, Leadership, Physician, Nurse
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This week, Dr. Don Berwick answers a student's question about a skill that caregivers use every day "Can you give me one tip on how I can communicate with my patients?" Berwick, President Emeritus and Senior Fellow at IHI and Former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, answers one of your questions every week in our new blog series, “Ask Berwick.” You can catch up on previous "Ask Berwick" Q ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Ask Berwick, Don Berwick, IHI Open School for Health Professions, Communication, Patient & Family Centered Care
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, May 15, 2013
By Karri Benjamin, MBA, Portland State University (PSU) ... read full post

 

Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Chapter Activity
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, May 14, 2013
This week, Dr. Don Berwick digs into his past experience as a caregiver to answer a question from Gwendolyn Dean, MD "What's your greatest legacy as a pediatrician?" Having trouble viewing this video? Watch it on YouTube. In his answer, Dr. Berwick talks about the impact of a physician in a patient's life. In his commencement speech for Harvard Medical School's class of 2012, he talks about the impact of another patient, named Isaiah. "There is a way to get our bearings. When yo ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Ask Berwick, Don Berwick, Medical Education, Leadership