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  • APPLICATIONS OPEN - Intermediate Training Course

Fall 2019 QI Jump Start Course: Applications are now open for this intermediate-level training course, which starts on September 10, 2019. The course will include a series of six (6) workshop sessions and a poster presentation.

Apply Now: More information and online application provided on the Fall 2019 course page
Deadline: Applications (including a Letter of Support) must be received by 11:59 PM CT on Sunday, June 30, 2019

  • SAVE THE DATE - Recruitment Event

QI Coach Recruitment Event: Interested in learning more about becoming an improvement coach? Please join us on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 for an informal info session to learn more about the Institute, the role of a QI Coach, and other upcoming opportunities available through the Institute, as well as to meet some of the members of our current team of QI Coaches. Light refreshments will be provided. Click to Learn More.

  • APPLICATIONS OPEN - Call for QI Coaches

QI Coaches: As part of the Institute's initiative to train faculty, support innovation, and promote scholarship in quality improvement (QI) and patient safety, the Institute seeks qualified applicants to serve as QI Coaches for faculty or trainees involved in QI-related activities being conducted at our BCM-affiliated institutions.

Apply Now: More information and online application provided on the QI Coaches page
Deadline: Applications must be received by 11:59 PM CT on Sunday, July 14, 2019


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

Coleman, Nana

This year’s BCM Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference is under new leadership. We introduce Dr. Nana Coleman (photo), and say farewell to the conference’s original director, Dr. Emily Sedgwick. [Read More]