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By IHI Open School | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
The IHI Open School did a quick survey of our learners early this year. We wanted to learn more about your interests and preferences, to help guide the work we’ll do this year to create educational resources to suit your needs. We shared some of the results in earlier blog posts, on topics of interest and new course ideas. Today, we wanted to share our results on format. The IHI Open School web site is full of educational resources about quality and safety — online courses, of course, but also ... read full post


Tag(s): interprofessional learning, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By IHI Open School | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
As you may have read on our blog already, the Open School recently did an informal survey of our learners. We’re hoping to use the insights to inform our work to create new educational resources for you. Today, we’re sharing the results of our question about new courses. We have several ideas for courses from a variety of sources, and we asked survey takers to rank them (higher scores correlate to greater interest). See the graph of our results belowWe’re able to see the survey results by type ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement, Patient Safety
By IHI Open School | Thursday, Mar 26, 2015
The Open School recently did an informal survey of our learners, to help us plan new educational content this year. Overall, we had participation from 129 learners — a mix of health care students, professionals, and faculty. We wanted to share some of the results with you, the Open School community. We’ll start with our question about which topics are increasingly important for health care professionals to study. We set this up as a ranking question, so that survey-takers couldn’t tell us that ... read full post


Tag(s): education, IHI Open School for Health Professions
By IHI Open School | Friday, Mar 20, 2015
Andy Carson-Stevens, MD, pours a beer at the Guinness Pint Pulling Academy in Dublin, Ireland, after giving a talk to the Ireland Open School Chapters receiving their Basic Certificates of Completion.The Open School network is growing — and our Regional Leaders are here to support your Chapter whether you’re a start-up 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. Try them out when you have questions ab ... read full post


Tag(s): Regional Open School Leader, Chapter Network, Chapter Leader, Patient Safety, Quality Improvement
By IHI Open School | Monday, Mar 16, 2015
Alla Smith, MD, is a senior resident at Boston Children’s Hospital. She wrote the following advice to medical students facing Match Day, the third Friday in March when graduating medical students learn where they will do their residencies. In the months leading up to Match Day, medical students submit a ranked list of the residencies that they are interested in, and the residency programs in turn submit their own ranked list of medical students. A computer matches the students to the residencies ... read full post


Tag(s): Medical School, Leadership
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