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  • 2019 QI Jump Start Course

The Fall 2019 QI Jump Start intermediate-level training course is scheduled to begin on September 10, 2019. Accepted applicants have been notified. For more information regarding the course, please visit the course overview page.

  • 2020 Leading Healthcare Improvement Course

Applications will be open in the coming months for the Spring 2020 Leading Healthcare Improvement advanced-level training course. Please stay tuned. For more information regarding the course, please visit the course overview page.


Welcome to the Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas!

Established in 2017 with the support of Dr. Alicia Monroe, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs at BCM, the Institute provides a home and focus for College-wide educational and training initiatives, resources, and recognition for BCM faculty and staff interested in expanding their knowledge, skills, and abilities in the science, application, and teaching of quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) to benefit all BCM learners across the educational continuum. With all efforts aligned with the College's clinical and educational missions and priorities for the purposes of improving outcomes, patient health, and value, the goals of the Institute are to ensure that faculty and staff are trained and proficient in the principles and practice of QI/PS; that some become expert educators; and that select experts advance to become masters or scholars who are also engaged in research and discovery.

Our team is comprised of leaders across the educational and clinical enterprise, and they bring with them a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds.

This website serves as a resource to provide up-to-date QI/PS educational offerings and tools for health care professionals, educators, and students, as well as to facilitate collaboration, development, discovery, application of new research solutions, frameworks, and changing initiatives designed to maximize quality improvement, patient safety, and the education of these topics.

Why Physicians Should be Hospital Leaders

David Berger, M.D.
Professor, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine

Hail and Farewell

Diana Stewart-Kyler Godwin.pngWe would like to thank Dr. Diana Stewart (photo left) for her service as the inaugural Assistant Director of Education for the BCM Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and we welcome Dr. Kyler Godwin (photo right) to the role. Learn more...

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The BCM Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference is under new leadership. We welcome Dr. Nana Coleman (photo right) as the new Conference Director, and we would like to thank and say farewell to the original Conference Director, Dr. Emily Sedgwick (photo left)Learn more...