Newtin Ndingwan

The Telluride Experience Day 4

I felt an emotional withdrawal on our last day of the event due to fact that I became so attached to everyone and we have learned so much from the past four days together as a team, together as a family. Thinking about the activities that we played, the discussion sessions, the numerous lectures, and the inspirational videos will all be missed. I was amazed how the center of every activity, every informational session revolved around patient safety through teamwork and eliminated system errors not punishing patient error. I just want to personally thank the staff for everything that they have done, and I promise to not let any of their efforts go waste.


Telluride Experience Day 3

I would say The Telluride Experience has continuously kept me motivated and perpetuating towards patient safety. We started the morning with a hike to almost 800 ft. This was quite interesting as it gave us a chance to socialize amongst each other learn our strengths and weakness. After the hiking we showered freshened up, ate lunch and then when to lecture. I noticed each day when Dr. Mayers started his lecture and he mentioned one person that was consistent, that person was Jeff Skiles. I liked the quote that Jeff Skiles used which was, “it is vastly more important to identify the hazard and threat to safety, than to identify and punish an individual for a mistake.” I believe this is a major statement because it demonstrates amongst the healthcare team how individuals act and react. In addition it diffuses that anxiety of always being terrified to do anything because… Continue reading

The Telluride Experience Day 2

The second day of the Telluride Experience added fuel towards my interest in patient safety. Dr. Mayer had another great introduction as he open the meeting with a lecture format focused on reflection. Dr. Mayer state, “Be very mindful. This means when you notice things that are not right act on it”. This message had a positive impact since majority of individuals in the healthcare field would not speak up either because they are afraid of the pressure or they do not want to get out of their scope of practice. Another thing that stuck out to me was when John Nance spoke up and said, raise your hand if your institution trains you to be perfect” and 90% of the students raised their hands. Following that question, John asked again, “How many of you are perfect” no one raised their hand. This showed a good example of what the… Continue reading

The Telluride Experience Day 1

I was very excited to see what was in store for us. I believe the first day exceeded my expectations as it was filled with inspirational speakers that had personal encounters with health care error leading to a lost life of someone very dear to them. Dr. Mayer did a good job of setting the tone making us think and reflect of why we applied to this program and what we want to gain from this experience. When I took a moment to reflect on my purpose for attending this program, I thought there are numerous of Pharmacist, medical doctors, and other healthcare professional that have near miss errors and some errors actual lead to patient harm and this needed to be addressed. I want to gain information about how to address this problem and be an advocate towards other Pharmacists which can ultimately help in improving patient centered care.… Continue reading

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
*Session exclusive to COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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