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QI Jump Start - Fall 2018

Applications Closed - All applicants for the Fall 2018 course have been notified of application decisions.

The QI Jump Start course includes a series of required workshop sessions and a poster presentation; the scheduled dates are listed below. Additionally, the course is eligible for CME credit. More information is available on the course overview page.

This is an intermediate-level training course that will be offered through the Institute one to two times per academic year, depending on demand.

BCM Blackboard

For accepted/enrolled course participants only. To access the BCM Blackboard platform for this course, click on the button below (best if accessed via Chrome) and enter your BCM ECA Credentials on the "BCM Users" log-in page when prompted. For assistance, please contact:

Required Workshop Sessions

Course participants are required to attend each of the workshop sessions noted below.


  • Session 1: Thursday, 12-06-2018 - Introduction
  • Session 2: Thursday, 12-13-2018 - Problem Analysis
  • Session 3: Thursday, 01-10-2019 - QI Tools and Measures
  • Session 4: Thursday, 01-31-2019 - Data Collection and Analysis
  • Session 5: Thursday, 02-21-2019 - PDSA and QI Scholarship
  • Session 6: Thursday, 03-21-2019 - Coaching and Feedback (Project Template and "Work-In-Progress" Poster Due)

Location: John P. McGovern Campus, OS-186 (2450 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, TX 77021)

Time: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM

Optional Activity

Course participants are not required to attend the Baylor College of Medicine 6th Annual Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference, but they are encouraged to do so. 

  • Date: Thursday, April 25, 2019
  • Time: 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM
  • Location: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mitchell Basic Science Research Building, Onstead Auditorium, 3rd Floor (6767 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030) 

Registration Deadline: Sunday, April 21 (registration required; no fee to register.) [For Registration Information]

Poster Abstract Submission Deadline (extended): Friday, March 1 [For Abstract Submission Form]

Any course participants interested in submitting a poster abstract are welcome to do so. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed, and the top 64 abstracts will be selected for poster presentation. The top faculty abstract and the top two trainee abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

Questions regarding the conference or abstract submission should be directed to:

Optional Poster Presentation

Course participants are welcome to participate in the upcoming VA Quality Scholars Summer Institute's 2019 Annual Meeting by presenting their "Work-In-Progress" Poster during the scheduled Poster Session. For more information, please contact us at the email noted below.

For questions, please contact: