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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, Apr 30, 2013
By Eilidh G M Gunn, Medical Student, University of Dundee, Scotland As final-year medical students at the University of Dundee, Scotland, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to undertake the IHI program as part of a month-long block surrounding patient safety and quality improvement. Ninewells Hospital and NHS Tayside, the trust where I am based, has longstanding patient safety and quality improvement initiatives and programs in place, which allow students like myself to become part of ... read full post

 

Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Scotland, Practicum, medical student, Medical School, Checklists - Safety, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement, Improvement, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), PDSA cycles, Quality Improvement Projects
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 | Wednesday, Mar 06, 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 Last week, I i ... read full post

 

Tag(s): Improvement Stories, Quality Improvement Projects, Quality Improvement, Medical Education, medical student, Practicum, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), IHI Open School for Health Professions, Wright State University,
By IHI Open School | Friday, Jan 18, 2013
Carolyn Stramecki said she learned a lot from the IHI Open School course QI 104 “Putting It All Together – How Quality Improvement Works in Real Health Settings.” She displayed that learning in an improvement project that won her the Dr. Heller Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship, offered by NAHQ, in collaboration with IHI and Midas+, honors the memory of Christopher Jonas Heller, MD. Heller, who died in 2010, was a distinguished physician and surgeon with a vision for quality improvement. ... read full post

 

Tag(s): IHI Open School for Health Professions, Communication, Improvement Stories, End of Life Care, National Forum, Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA), Quality Improvement, Quality Improvement Projects
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