Brendan OMalley

A-ha?

During today’s CQI discussion I had a thought that I brought up to my group.

We look at some of the barriers to QI and safety projects as dedicated time, IRB and other administrative approval, leadership/project management, ect..

Would it be possible to complete our respective residencies with an emphasis on QI & Safety?

We already have advanced clinical tracts, research tracts, hospitalist tracts, rural, global health tracts, education tracts…and the list goes on.

Why is there no safety and QI tract where right from day one an interested, enthusiastic medical student with a passion for safety can begin pursuing that from the very start of residency. The time would be worked into the residents schedule, minimally interfering with clinical duties…half day/week-month, electives, time to attend conferences and speak, knowledge of the “system” and “culture” right from the start. The leadership would be there, the time would be there, the… Continue reading

Reality check

Hi all,

This is my time first blogging ever so hopefully I don’t mess it up!

Day one of telluride summer camp in the books. I cannot say enough about how enlightening of an experience has been so far! In one day of summer camp I have had more formal training and discussion on patiently safety the in 4 years of medical school and 3 years of residency.

Today has only sparked more interest in how my own hospital handles safety situations and scenarios where we do harm to our patients. We have discussed what we would do in hindsight or after the fact and we talk about what the correct and safest course of action but is what is done in reality? Is this what we are doing on our daily rounds or routinely in the OR?

I feel like today has been a big reality check and am… Continue reading

Telluride Experience 2020 Dates

BRECKENRIDGE, CO:
CMF Session One*: 6/8 – 6/11
Bennathan Session Two: 6/15 – 6/18
Session Three: 6/22 – 6/25

WASHINGTON, DC/MD:
Session Four: 7/22 – 7/25

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.