This program supports anesthesiology faculty development in quality, safety and improvement initiatives, and provides up to 6 days of nonclinical time. In contrast to CELT and RITE, Quality Scholars is specifically focused for anesthesiologists. While teamwork is important, it is not mandatory to form a team in order to participate in the program.
Applications are due in May. The new cohort of Quality Scholars start in the fall. Applicants submit an online application.
Program Length and Participation Requirements:
Create a quality improvement initiative/project of your choice
Attend five 1-hour workshops (or RITE/CELT) over the course of 1 year
Review Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement videos before workshop
Complete A3 project document
Present two progress updates to Anesthesiology Quality Council (3rd Thursday at 5:30pm)
Can be combined with CELT/RITE program so that you can work on your project for longer over the course of a full year.
Nomination Required: Nominations are not required.
CELT and RITE are quality improvement leadership courses that involve team‐based problem‐solving techniques applied to an improvement project. Both teach the same core improvement methodologies needed to conduct a successful QI project. However, CELT is more intensive and focuses significant content on developing clinical and administrative leaders. Each participant will select a set of team members that will work together to complete an improvement project. Each team will be assigned a coach who will work with the project team to provide consultation and support for this important hands‐on experience. Focused for physician and admin leaders.
Program Length and Participation Requirements: In CELT, teams attend all day (8:00am to 4:30pm) class sessions for ten sessions learning from invited local and national experts. RITE is composed of ten 2-hour sessions. (November – March or May - September)
If you plan to submit a project application, contact:
Previous Attendees: Dozens of our faculty and staff have participated in these programs in project teams, please let me know if you and your project details should be added to this list of past participants. We encourage you to include residents, fellows, and department staff on your project proposal
The Stanford Medicine Center for Improvement (SMCI) offers an annual Advanced Course on Improvement Science (ACIS) to a diverse cohort of physician, physician assistant, nursing/patient care services and administrative leaders interested in becoming world-class improvement leaders capable of creating an environment for improvement and leading change in complex sociotechnical systems. Individuals proposed by the Department Chair will undergo a competitive process to be selected into this course.
Program Length and Participation Requirements: Course fees and significant time commitment (20 days over 8 months). CELT or similar quality training course is required as a prerequisite.