Project Sponsor(s): Kyler Godwin, PhD
Project Title: Healthcare Quality and Value
Project Description: VA Quality Scholars provides robust training for physicians and doctorally prepared nurses in healthcare quality improvement and patient safety throughout the US and Canada. This project will analyze the results of a two year training program and produce a report to be used for scholarly and marketing purposes. Specifically, the student will work on understanding and measuring aspects of healthcare quality improvement and value. The student will gain experience in the development of training tools to be used with healthcare professionals, data collection, data analysis and reporting. Possible scholarly products include an abstract, presentation or publication.
Institution and Location: Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety (Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center/Baylor College of Medicine) 2450 Holcombe Blvd Suite 01Y, Houston, TX 77021
Eligibility for international students?: No
Expectations of student:
To assist with the evaluation, analysis and reporting of outcomes from a North American healthcare quality improvement and patient safety fellowship, VA Quality Scholars. The student will be part of the larger VA Quality Scholars Coordinating Center Team and will be mentored on all aspects of the project.
The student must devote 10 hours per week to the project (consistent with a 3-credit course) and will develop a timeline of activities in collaboration with supervisor(s). The student will meet at least monthly with the faculty supervisor(s) to evaluate progress.
Prerequisite training: Familiarity with statistics, program evaluation and/or research methods is preferred but not required.
Knowledge and skills student can expect to gain: The student will gain experience in the development of training tools to be used with healthcare professionals, data collection, data analysis and reporting. Additionally, students will gain expertise in producing scholarly products such as an abstract, presentation or publication.