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  • SAVE THE DATE - QI Coach Facilitator Training Session

QI Coach Facilitator Training Session: This is a closed session. All Institute QI Coaches (including newly selected coaches) are invited to attend this training session, scheduled on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Attendance qualifies as one of the two faculty development sessions required per academic year for each QI Coach. Learn More...

  • SAVE THE DATE - Annual Quality Conference

The 2019 Annual VAQS Summer Institute Conference is scheduled for August 13 - 14, 2019. Each year, the Conference serves to provide VA Quality Scholars and other attendees an opportunity to meet face-to-face, collaborate, and network with faculty and fellows from across the nation, as well as provide fellows an opportunity to further their knowledge in leading, measuring, and implementing change for the improved health of Veterans and the nation. This year's conference workshop and general session will feature visionary leaders in quality improvement and health professions education, such as David Stephens, MD and Paul Batalden, MD.

There is no fee to attend; however, onsite registration is required. For conference details and schedule...

Tip: Be sure to attend the Conference Poster Session on Tuesday, August 13 to see QI and research project presentations by your colleagues, including posters prepared by the course participants from the Spring 2019 Leading Healthcare Improvement (LHI) advanced-level training course. The posters showcase the improvement projects being implemented by the course participants in clinical areas across BCM and its affiliated institutions. Come see what your colleagues have been working on!


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...