Programme for Student and Junior Health Care Professionals

The Student and Junior Programme is seeking to build a community around the next generation of healthcare professionals dedicated to patient safety and continuous quality improvement.

Student and Junior Health Care Professionals Programme

In partnership with the IHI Open School

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The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School community is an innovative global network of more than 800,000 learners committed to​ i​​mproving health a​nd health care, with nearly 1,000 Chapters around the world​ working across professions and traditional health care boundaries to improve how health professionals work, interact, and deliver care.

Each year, the IHI Open School organises a series of events to bring together students, junior doctors, and health care professionals early in their careers to network and collaborate to build their quality and safety knowledge, skills, and community.

Wednesday 29 April

Quality Improvement Leaders Programme

11:00 – 15:00

The brand new Quality Improvement Leaders programme aims to bring together leaders from different healthcare sectors, countries and professions to work out how we can better integrate our organisations with the population and environment they serve.

While most participants should hold a leadership position in a health care organization and have influence over policy and strategy decisions, there are also available spaces for more junior leaders who are passionate about quality improvement and are passionate about being a force for change.

Apply by 20 March 2020 to be considered.


Student & Junior Health Care Professional Networking Lunch: Building your QI Skills

12:15 – 13:00

Students, junior doctors, and health professionals from all disciplines who are early in their careers are invited to join Don Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer Emeritus of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and professor in the Departments of Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School for a lunch and learn on mentorship.

Dr. Goldmann will share lessons on how to identify mentors to support you in pursuing your personal and professional goals, and how to get the most out of the relationship. Participants will leave the event ready to practice their new skills by inviting at least one fellow attendee to an initial conversation on mentorship by the end of the conference.


“Pitch Perfect” Thesis Competition

17:15 – 18:00, Poster Stage 1

Students, junior doctors, and health professionals from all disciplines who are early in their careers will have the chance to share their best and most innovative ideas before a panel of judges including Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ. The challenge: To present quality and safety research in an engaging and catchy manner in a single, static slide – in three minutes or less!


Night Forum: Toldboden

18:00-21:00

Located in Inderhavn or Inner Harbour – as it translates – Toldboden offers a stunning view of Copenhagen Harbour. Take a short walk to see The Little Mermaid, then relax with some Hygge activities. Play board games, learn to knit, or simply unwind and reconnect after a busy day.

Thursday 30 April

Student & Junior Health Care Professional Networking Lunch: Building your QI Community

12:15 – 13:00

Students, junior doctors, and health professionals from all disciplines who are early in their careers are invited to join a conversation with Pedro Delgado, Head of the Europe Region for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. Join us to hear Pedro’s energizing vision of how early career professionals can collaborate in new ways to spread quality and safety across the world, and learn from the success stories of your peers leading impactful work across the region.

Questions?

If you have any queries about the scholarship process or programme for emerging quality and safety leaders please contact openschool@ihi.org.