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How Can Young Professionals Get Involved in QI?

James Moses, MD, MPH; Medical Director of Quality Improvement, Boston Medical Center

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Learning Objectives: At the end of this activity, you will be able to:
  • Describe a good first step for starting a career in quality improvement (QI).
  • Discuss factors about today’s health care landscape that can help young professionals get involved in QI.

Description: Want to get involved in quality improvement? Good news: According to IHI Open School Academic Advisor Dr. James Moses, in today’s health care world, “there is a real opportunity for all young professionals to get involved and make a meaningful difference.” To make the most of the opportunity, check out more advice from Dr. Moses in this Open School video short.

Discussion Questions:

  1. Who are the leaders of quality improvement at your organization? What are their titles, and what work do they do in their roles? If you don’t know, how could you learn more about your local QI leaders?
  2. What resources do you use to learn about quality improvement? What opportunities have you had to practice what you’ve learned? Are there other opportunities for learning about and practicing QI that you could pursue?
  3. Are you interested in making QI part of your career? Why or why not?
  4. Dr. Moses says, “We by no means have saturated the market in people doing QI.” Do you agree? How large do you think the so-called “market” is?
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