GME 207: Faculty Advisor Guide to the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum
The final day to access this course was September 26, 2019.

This course is no longer supported and has been replaced by the IHI Quality Improvement Practicum virtual training program. To learn more about how to receive expert coaching and peer support to put your QI learning into action, please visit

Tools and templates to help you launch an improvement project can be found in the Quality Improvement Essentials Toolkit, available at

Estimated Time of Completion: 1 hour
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Release Date: 10/22/2014
Last Update Date: 10/22/2014
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Course Objectives
After completing this course, you will be able to:
1. Explain the value of using the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum to help clinical trainees conduct quality improvement projects.
2. Describe each of the components of the IHI Open School Quality Improvement Practicum: teacher-learner agreement, project charter, cause and effect diagram, PDSA forms, run charts, and summary report.
3. Describe your role as a Faculty Advisor for a Practicum project, including several specific responsibilities you will have.
4. Describe the qualities of an appropriately focused Practicum project.
5. Suggest improvements to trainees’ Practicum documents, including project charters, cause and effect diagrams, PDSA forms, and summary reports.
Mike Briddon, MA, Director, Multimedia and Virtual Programs, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
James Moses, MD, MPH, Chief Quality Officer, Boston Medical Center View Profile
Laura Fink, Director, Editorial and Online Learning, Institute for Healthcare Improvement View Profile
Brian James, MSc, Senior Lecturer, University of Stirling View Profile
Holly Oh, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Dimock Community Health Center View Profile
Continuing Education
ABIM US Physician CME/MOC 1.00 Credit hours UPN# 201198842
General Attendance 1.00 Credit hours
US Physician CME 1.00 Credit hours

In support of improving patient care, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
You must be a registered user to take this course.
You must complete all the lessons within this course and achieve a minimum score of 75% in order to receive credit for the course.