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By IHI Open School | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The IHI Open School Chapter at Brock University, in Ontario, Canada, is one of the most active in the Open School community. Recently, Brock University and its partners won a $41,000 grant to support an innovative elective they created to provide students with hands-on experience doing quality improvement projects with a nearby health system. Needless to say, winning such a large sum for quality improvement education isn’t a situation most Chapters find themselves in, so we reached out to Madely ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Improvement Stories, interprofessional learning, Chapter Network, Medical Education, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
By IHI Open School | Friday, May 01, 2015
In the following essay, Sigal Israilov, a student at the City of New York Macaulay Honors College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, describes her work on a team that improved the discharge process at Mount Sinai Medical Center — leading to a 73 percent increase in discharges before noon. If you're interested in leading your own quality improvement initiative, check out the IHI Open School Practicum — a guide to applying quality improvement in your own local project. (Note This ess ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Improvement Stories, Student
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, Apr 02, 2013
Editor’s Note For the past two months, Colleen McCormick, a fourth-year medical student from Wright State University in Ohio, has used the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to conduct her first quality improvement project. This is Colleen's final blog post about her progress as a student trying to make a change in the health care system. You can catch up on her previous posts here.By Colleen McCormick, fourth-year medical student, Wright State University During the past 10 weeks, I h ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Improvement, Improvement Stories, Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Projects, Medical Education, medical student, Medical School, Practicum, IHI Open School for Health Professions, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Nurse
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013
Editor’s Note Colleen McCormick, a fourth-year medical student from Wright State University in Ohio, is using the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to conduct her first quality improvement project. Every Wednesday during February and March, Colleen will write a blog post about her progress as a student trying to make a change in the health care system. You can catch up on her previous posts here. By Colleen McCormick, fourth-year medical student, Wright State University At the st ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Improvement Stories, Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Projects, Medical Education, medical student, Medical School, Practicum, IHI Open School for Health Professions, Wright State University,