Improvement Scholars Resources

The Improvement Scholars Program is a faculty development program. The relationship between IHQI and Improvement Scholar teams is intentionally close. The goal of the Improvement Scholars Program is to develop faculty to lead robust clinical improvement and ultimately mentor others to improve care and outcomes.

The Improvement Scholars Program is an experiential program that incorporates many aspects of quality improvement, including Teamwork (TeamSTEPPSTM), Partnering with Patients and Families, and Presenting and Publishing Improvement Results. IHQI provides training, mentorship, and guidance as well as half-time support of an improvement project manager for one fiscal year. Project leads, the project manager, and other designated team members will meet with IHQI monthly, except when meeting as an entire cohort (quarterly).

Over the course of the year, Improvement Scholars gain experience:

  • Designing, planning, and implementing clinical improvement
  • Running Plan-Do-Study-Act cycles
  • Building and leading an improvement project team
  • Submitting an application to the Institutional Review Board
  • Communicating progress and results of your improvement project
  • Preparing for sustainment

Improvement Scholars Resources:

Improvement Scholars Program Orientation – 2017

Request for Proposals (RFP)

Program Overview

Example Agenda

Roles and Responsibilities

Memorandum of Understanding Template

Engaging Patients & Families in Improvement

Symposium Flyer

Improvement Scholars Projects Cumulative List

IHQI Logos

Additional Resources can be found on the IHQI Resource page.