The programme is designed for doctors at the end of their training who are registered with their respective professional bodies and engaged in clinical practice for the duration of the programme.
- Work within the healthcare system
- Have an interest in clinical leadership and experience in quality improvement
- Have time available to commit to the programme
Entry to the Scholar programme will then be determined via a formal selection process, including an interview and presentation.
The approach to teaching and learning for the RCPI QI Scholar in Residence programme recognises that Scholars are mature learners and therefore includes a variety of learning environments. The programme values peer-to-peer learning, the experience from each Scholar’s clinical practice and the sharing of experiences. Learning material is presented in a variety of styles, designed to appeal to all types of learners.
Learning methods include tutorials and seminars, scholar network meetings, one-to-one coaching, self-directed learning and discussion groups to cover topics under the threads of leadership and organisational development and quality improvement tools and techniques.
The programme is part-time and completed over a period of one academic year. Learners are expected to commit to three days per month, blended virtual and in-person delivery) and this includes individual mentoring, attendance at tutorials, self-directed learning and online interactions.
Successful applicants will complete a personal development plan for the year. Scholars undertake a QI project with quantifiable outcomes and should be able to disseminate the results. Engagement in the programme is monitored through reflections and active participation.
Applications open in May for September intake.
Simply contact the Quality Improvement Department with any questions about the course or the application process.