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INSTITUTE ANNOUNCEMENTS

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • QI TRAINING - UPCOMING COURSE

The next offering of the QI Jump Start Course will be held Fall 2021. This intermediate-level training course is offered by the I-QIPS and is open to BCM faculty, staff, and trainees at no cost, space-permitting; course application and letter of support required. Course schedule and other details forthcoming. Call for Applications to be announced on the I-QIPS website and via College communications; to be notified directly, sign up to receive I-QIPS emails.

  • CONFERENCE UPDATE

Due to ongoing pandemic and related circumstances, the BCM 7th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference, planned for April 2021, has been rescheduled to Spring 2022 (date TBD).

FACULTY ENGAGEMENT

  • QI COACHES

Interested in facilitating and mentoring QI project teams? The I-QIPS serves to train faculty, support innovation, and promote scholarship in QI and patient safety. As part of this initiative, the Institute seeks qualified candidates to serve as improvement coaches for faculty or trainees involved in QI-related efforts being conducted across the College and its affiliated institutions.

All I-QIPS QI Coaches will receive training from the Institute to advance their improvement capability and continually enhance their skills in successfully coaching and facilitating QI teams, while also supporting in parallel the implementation of improvement strategies being conducted throughout the College and its affiliated institutions. Learn more...

  • QI MENTORS

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) - BCM Chapter is seeking faculty and house staff volunteers to mentor medical students interested in QI and patient safety. Mentorship activities include one-on-one chats, projects (research, QI), and events (journal club meetings, discussions, etc.). The anticipated time commitment ranges from at least one hour per semester (e.g., events or chats) to a few hours per week (e.g., projects). To indicate your interest and be included in the pool of available QI mentors for the IHI - BCM Chapter, please complete the QI/PS Faculty Mentorship Survey. For questions, contact: Jinna.Chu@bcm.edu


ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

Established in 2017 with the support of Dr. Alicia Monroe, Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Faculty Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine, the Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (I-QIPS) 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 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;
  • some of those who are trained, also become expert educators; and
  • select experts advance to become masters or scholars who also are engaged in research and discovery.

Comprised of leaders across the educational and clinical enterprise, the I-QIPS team reflects 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 healthcare 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.