Wonderful Start with New Friends

As we finish up the second day of the Telluride Patient Safety Roundtable here in beautiful western Colorado, I cannot help but think about what I have already taken away regarding patient safety and quality improvement from both the Roundtable itself and those who I am surrounded by.  For instance, I have been amazed with a number of interesting and innovative approaches to QI and patient safety at other medical schools around the country.  Certificate programs, interdisciplinary coursework, teamwork simulations, and clinical rotation QI projects are only a few of the great ideas that I have heard.  While I am immensely enjoying my time in Colorado, I can truly say that I am looking forward to getting the opportunity to return to my medical school to weave a number of these novel approaches into our curriculum.  With two more days left, I can only imagine what other great ideas I will be introduced to and look forward hearing more as the week progresses.

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