Student Interest Group in Healthcare Quality
We are proud of the UC Davis Health System’s highly-engaged Student Interest Group (SIG) in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. This grass-roots effort raises local awareness and interest, provides an interprofessional network within UC Davis, and connects with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Open School for Health Professions.
Our interprofessional SIG includes students from medicine, nursing, the NP-PA program, public health, informatics, and health administration. These students have worked closely with our faculty on curriculum development. In 2012 the SIG helped develop a new 4-unit interprofessional course, ‘Quality in Health care’. In 2015, they launched a seminar series, ‘Topics in Healthcare Improvement’. The seminar series offers 0.5 units of course credit to students as well as continuing education credit to clinicians. Experts from across the health system are guest presenters in this course. These experts serve to not only inform, but also to inspire our students with the work that they do.