Would you like to be a Quality Improvement Scholar in Residence?

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Do you have an interest in Quality Improvement?

Apply by 1 August 2017

SpRs and senior GP trainees can now apply for a one-year Quality Improvement Scholarship in Residence Programme.

Developed by RCPI and the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua), the scholarship will help you develop as a clinical leader by providing you with expert support and bespoke training over the course of one academic year. It’s a fantastic opportunity to develop your clinical leadership skills.

What does the Scholarship Programme offer?

The RCPI/ISQua Scholarship Programme will provide you with the opportunity:

  • To further develop your skills and knowledge in the areas of healthcare quality improvement and patient safety, with a special emphasis on teaching and mentorship
  • To further develop your leadership and management skills in order to effectively lead improvement within the healthcare system
  • To further develop critical thinking and analytical skills in the field of quality improvement
  • To understand how to spread healthcare quality improvement initiatives within healthcare systems, through national and international organisations
  • To broaden your professional network and develop effective working partnerships in the area of healthcare quality improvement
  • To cultivate an advocacy role for clinical quality improvement amongst postgraduate doctors in training in Ireland.

"All healthcare providers have two roles"

Dr John Brennan, a senior GP trainee, completed the first scholarship in residence programme in RCPI in 2016/2017. He has the following message for this year's applicants:

"The Irish healthcare system faces significant challenges and barriers to providing high quality affordable care to patients. These challenges are echoed throughout most health systems across the world. Quality Improvement Science and Methodology has been developed to tackle these challenges using a practical person centred approach to solving complex systems problems.

"It is my belief that the creativity and energy of doctors in training and other Non-Consultant Hospital Doctors is the greatest untapped resource in Irish healthcare. I feel strongly that all healthcare providers have two roles, the first being the provision of healthcare, and the second is the continuous improvement for patients and professionals alike.

"This programme has afforded me an opportunity to maximise the potential impact that I may have in my future career as a clinician, and as an improvement activist, leader and educator. The exceptional mentorship provided by the Scholar in Residence Programme has enabled me to hone my improvement skills, as well as providing a platform upon which I could develop my mentorship, coaching and teaching skills in this exciting area. Moving forward, I plan to use my experience from my year as Scholar in Residence to try to lead for improvement in the Irish healthcare system, and to facilitate the spread of this vital science at a time when the challenges facing healthcare continue to mount."

Dr John Brennan, Quality Improvement Scholar in Residence 2016 - 2017
Dr John Brennan QI Scholar

I plan to use my experience from my year as Scholar in Residence to try to lead for improvement in the Irish healthcare system, and to facilitate the spread of this vital science at a time when the challenges facing healthcare continue to mount.

Dr John Brennan

Quality Improvement Scholar in Residence 2016 - 2017

How to apply

If you would like to apply for the one-year Quality Improvement Scholarship in Residence Programme commencing September 2017, please complete the application form below and submit it along with your CV by 1 August 2017.

Your application should be submitted to courses@rcpi.ie.

Application Form

Download the application form for the Quality Improvement Scholarship in Residence programme 2017 - 2018. This is a MS Word document.

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