Attending the Telluride Experience is important to me because I have only begun to scratch the surface of my interest in patient safety and quality improvement. Throughout my academic career, I was drawn to idea of applying science for the direct benefit of other people. I aspired to have a career at an academic institution that strove for innovation and inspiration, where I could fulfill my desire to contribute to the medical profession through extensive, meaningful, and pioneering research. As I progressed through my medical training, I began to realize how hospital staff were positioned to not only make contributions to the science of the specialties, but, more importantly, make substantial alterations to the course of clinical care across almost every medical specialty, especially when working in multidisciplinary teams.
My first foray into quality improvement occurred in the past year of my residency. Working with multiple radiology residents, emergency room… Continue reading