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QI Jump Start - Fall 2019

Applications Closed - All applicants for the Fall 2019 course have been notified of application decisions.

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

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:

IHI Access Instructions

If needed for designated course assignments, click on the below button for IHI access instructions.

Required Workshop Sessions

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


  • Session 1: Tuesday, 09-10-2019 - Introduction and Framing the Problem
  • Session 2: Tuesday, 10-01-2019 - Problem Analysis
  • Session 3: Tuesday, 10-22-2019 - QI Tools and Measures
  • Session 4: Tuesday, 11-12-2019 - Data Collection and Analysis
  • Session 5: Tuesday, 12-03-2019 - PDSA and QI Scholarship
  • Session 6: Tuesday, 12-17-2019 - Additional Coaching and Feedback

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

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Poster Presentation

After the course is completed, each course participant is strongly encouraged to attend and submit an abstract for the Poster Session associated with the annual BCM Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference, scheduled in April.

The poster should feature the improvement project that the participant worked on during the course, which they also implemented in parallel in their clinical area at the College and/or an affiliated institution through the application of the quality improvement principles and tools discussed during the sessions. More information to be provided during the course.

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