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Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research

National Student Society

Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School Chapter

An IHI Open School Chapter is a face-to-face, interprofessional group at your institution. Each Chapter is unique. It brings students from different health professions programs together through a shared interest in learning about quality improvement and improving care for patients. IHI Open School Chapters exist on university campuses or in health care organizations, creating a forum for like-minded students and residents to interact and help each other gain skills to improve care. The IHI Open School provides Chapters with opportunities to learn, network with peers, connect with engaged and supportive faculty, and accomplish scholarly activities such as publishing and presenting work.

Chapter Goals and Objectives

  • Generate local awareness of – and excitement for – quality improvement, patient safety, and leadership among the next generation of health care professionals.
  • Advance quality improvement and patient safety competencies locally.

What do IHI Open School Chapters do?

  • Here are some examples of what IHI Open School Chapters do:
  • Take IHI Open School courses.
  • Host events for students and residents interested in quality improvement at their organization or with other Chapters in their region.
  • Conduct quality improvement projects.
  • Facilitate activities/exercises available on the IHI Open School website.
  • Participate in educational reform to incorporate quality and safety into their formal curriculum.

Institute of Healthcare Improvement website.