Telluride Experience Sessions

With an interdisciplinary curriculum targeting resident physicians, medical students, graduate nursing students, and health science/pharmacy students, participants experience hands-on education and training from international patient safety leaders on concepts including:

  • Open and honest communication after unexpected harm
  • High Reliability principles and implementation strategies
  • System error and human factors engineering
  • Quality Improvement tools and techniques
  • Leadership and mindfulness
  • Transparency
  • Informed consent and shared decision-making
  • Interdisciplinary teamwork and communication
  • Providing emotional first aid to colleagues
  • Patient and Family partnerships
  • Just Culture

Please Note: Nursing student applicants must be enrolled in graduate nursing studies at the time of the program and have 4-10 years of professional nursing experience. Accepted medical, nursing, and health science students receive a full scholarship covering lodging, travel, program costs, and most meals. Accepted resident physicians must secure funding for the workshop fee through their program director or institution.

Medical/Nursing Student Application Deadline: January 31
The COPIC Medical Foundation Resident Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15

Breckenridge, CO Sessions

Gain critical patient safety knowledge, skills, and tools while immersed in the Rocky Mountains, and continue the discussion while hiking the beautiful trails of Breckenridge with colleagues and faculty.

CMF Session 1*: Monday, 8/23 – Thursday, 8/26
The Doctors Company Foundation Scholars Session 2: Monday, 8/30 – Thursday, 9/2
Please note: Each session kicks off Sunday evening with a welcome reception, and attendees depart Friday morning.
Virtual format may be substituted at the discretion of The Academy pending COVID-19 developments.

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents. Learn more.

TTE DC/MD Small Group

Ellicott City, Maryland Session

Located just a short drive away from both Washington, DC and Baltimore, MD, you’ll be transformed by a moving presentation by renown patient safety expert faculty at Arlington National Cemetery.

Bennathan Scholar Session 3: Thursday, 9/9 – Sunday, 9/12
Please note: Welcome reception is Wednesday evening, 9/8, and attendees depart Sunday afternoon, 9/12>
Virtual format may be substituted at the discretion of The Academy pending COVID-19 developments.

Healthcare Leader Workshops

For health systems looking for a Telluride Experience Workshop for healthcare leaders that is tailored to your organization, please contact

Telluride Experience 2021 Dates

CMF Session 1*: 8/23 - 8/26
TDCF Scholars Session 2: 8/30 – 9/2

*Session exclusive to the COPIC Medical Foundation Residents.
Bennathan Scholars Session 3: 9/9 - 9/12