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By IHI Open School | Monday, Nov 16, 2015
What role can students play in improving care? Justin Slade, fourth-year medical student at Boston University School of Medicine and former Open School Chapter Leader, recently appeared on WIHI to share his experience in health care quality improvement. As a first-year medical student, he worked on a project that helped improve care for sickle cell patients at Boston Medical Center. Below, he explains how students can help accelerate improvement.Open School What role can students play in improvi ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement Projects, Medical Education, Quality Improvement
By IHI Open School | Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Duke University's Quality and Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) matches students with physicians and leaders in the Duke Health System to carry out health care improvement projects. So far, the program has reached almost 70 students. In the following interview, Chapter leaders Kathryn Hutchins and Maria Andrews explain how the Chapter got the program off the ground and how other Chapters can create their own practicum. OS How did the Quality and Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) get started? ... read full post


Tag(s): Quality Improvement Projects, Medical Education, Chapter Activity, Health Professions Education, Faculty Advisor, Duke University
By IHI Open School | Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015
The following post about planning the IHI Open School West Coast conference was written by Kelsey Priest, MPH, Rebekah Bally, and Cally Kamiya, MPH.Interprofessionalism. What does it mean? Why is it important? What does it look like? As health professions students of the 21st century, we’re exploring the answers to these questions in our interprofessional education curriculum at Oregon Health and Science University and Portland State University, and through extra-curricular activities with the I ... read full post


Tag(s): Chapter Network, Interprofessional Education and Practice, Medical Education
By IHI Open School | Friday, Jun 12, 2015
Mike Briddon, IHI Open School Editorial Director, wrote the following post about a tour this week at Harvard Medical School — where he got a peek into the future of medical education.I didn’t expect to be stressed. I didn’t expect my heart to race or my palms to sweat. Or to hear a patient coughing and asking for help. “Please,” the wheezy patient implored, “just do something!” Mr. Jones, a life-like mannequin who could talk, blink, and tell our untrained group how we were letting him die, was ... read full post


Tag(s): Medical Education, medical student, Intern/Resident/Junior Doctor
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
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