Melissa Oh

A day of motivation

So far every day has been motivational…motivating me to keep trying to make the hospital and healthcare in general safer, to keep pushing others to be a part of the movement, to come up with better ideas of how to make it safer, and to stand up in clinical scenarios when needed.  Today reminded of a near miss experience I had last year.  As I thought about it over the last couple days, I realized how incredibly close I came to being a doctor who stood by and let a patient die.  Too close, and 5 doctors would have been standing by her bedside when it happened…1 ER attending, 1 ICU attending, 1 ICU fellow, a 3rd year resident and me, the least senior of them all.  It all started 30minutes before signout…I had been there for my whole shift, I was tired and ready to… Continue reading

Day 1

It was a good day today.  It was refreshing to be around so many other people who are passionate, open, and honest about quality improvement and patient safety.  There are definitely times at my home institution where I feel like I am the shirtless man trying to make my silly dance a movement.  A movement for others to be so excited about improving safety they come running down the hill to join the dance with enthusiasm.  Hearing the stories of patient harm that have occurred make me want to pass on the importance of quality improvement and patient safety.  That whether we mean to or not we are in positions to potentially kill patients everyday and without safeguards in place it isn’t a matter of if it will happen, but when…and will you be the one to do it?  I have enjoyed all the… 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.