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QI Coaches


All applicants for the 2019 Call for QI Coaches have been notified of application decisions.


This is a closed training session. In preparation for the 2019 - 2020 Academic Year, all Institute QI Coaches (including newly selected QI Coaches) are invited to attend the QI Coach Facilitator Training Session to learn about upcoming coaching opportunities for the academic year, as well as to become appropriately prepared for their responsibilities in coaching and facilitating improvement teams for the Institute. Attendance at this training qualifies as one of the two faculty development sessions required per academic year for each QI Coach.

Date: Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Texas Medical Center (exact location TBA)

Communications about this training have been sent directly to all QI Coaches.
To RSVP or for questions, please contact:


The BCM Institute for Continuing Professional Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety serves to train faculty, support innovation, and promote scholarship in quality improvement 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 activities being conducted across BCM and its affiliated institutions: Baylor Clinic (BCM Faculty Group Practice), Ben Taub Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health/BSLMC, Harris Health, Texas Children's Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Hospital.

A QI Coach assists the Institute by coaching and facilitating improvement teams located at their clinical site, as well as by coaching and providing assistance during training courses offered by the Institute. 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.

View current team of QI Coaches


Qualified candidates include those who have completed a formal quality improvement project from conception to completion AND who meet at least one (1) of the following selection criteria:

  • Have completed formal intermediate-to advanced-level training in quality improvement
  • Have proven experience in coaching or consulting on quality improvement projects


Given the primary nature of a QI Coach's role in providing coaching and guidance to teams or individuals who are engaged in QI education, innovation, or research projects, interested candidates must be able to commit to the following responsibilities, should they be selected as a QI Coach:

  1. Attend faculty development sessions offered by the Institute. Must attend at least two (2) faculty development sessions per academic year.

  2. Serve as a QI Coach for one of the following groups engaged in QI work at their clinical site: team, trainee, or faculty. Must coach at least one (1) of the noted groups per academic year. The Institute will notify each coach of their assigned group, as well as assist with coordinating the coaching meetings with their group.

  3. Serve as a QI Coach (workshop faculty) for a training course offered by the Institute. Must assist as a QI Coach for at least one (1) training course per academic year, which involves assisting with at least two (2) select workshop sessions for the respective course. Attendance at a “QI Coach Facilitator Training Session” (faculty development) offered by the QI/PS Institute is also required, in preparation for assisting with a given course. In this role, a coach provides assistance by leading breakout activities, as directed by the course instructor, during the course. For example, during a workshop session, they provide small-group coaching on improvement projects being conducted by the learners in the course, and they also may provide similar coaching or guidance to the learners between workshop sessions, as needed, to prepare them for their next scheduled session.


The Institute's team of QI Coaches are selected via a formal application process. When applications are open, a "Call for Coaches" announcement is posted on the Institute's website (including this page), as well as announced through various communication venues across BCM.

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