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IH Physician Quality Improvement Application (v. 2021)

QI Training & Applied Learning Support

If you have a QI project idea in mind, completion of this application will help us to determine the level of support you are looking for based on your time commitment, level of interest in QI education, coaching requirements, etc. Information gathered from these applications regarding the focus of your quality improvement idea are forwarded to a PQI representative in your area for initial review to support identifying opportunities for alignment and resources available.

Please do not provide any confidential or any third-party information (i.e. information about others) in your responses. If we require any clarification about your submission, we will contact you directly; however, if you have any questions for us, please email 

Your application will be shared within the IH Quality Portfolio as needed to administer the Education/Applied Learning Support program and will be shared externally with members of the IH PQI governance committee.  Participation is voluntary and by submitting the form you consent to this use.
We recognize and acknowledge that we are collectively gathered on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the seven Interior Region First Nations, where we live, learn, collaborate, and work together. This region is also home to 15 Chartered Métis Communities. It is with humility that we continue to strengthen our relationships with First Nation, Métis, and Inuit peoples across the Interior.


Follow the links provided, there is no need to continue this application.


Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School - Physicians are provided a license to IHI Open School to complete introductory CME accredited QI course work, supported by 5 hours of sessional time. 
     Level 1 - IHI Open School Online Education               Level 1 - IHI Open School Registration Instructions     

LEVEL 2: INTRO TO QI (FACILITATED WORKSHOPS)   *Next Sessions Launch Spring 2022*
Education sessions (virtual) facilitated by PQI staff and physicians, provide an interactive opportunity for participants to learn and work with their peers. The workshop highlights the first steps in developing a project idea into a project plan. Sessional funding is provided to support participation.  

Dates available:
May 5th, 2022 9am - 3pm (Virtual)
June 29th. 2022 9am - 3pm (Virtual)
September 21st, 2022 9am - 3pm (Virtual)
November 23rd, 2022 9am - 3pm (Virtual)

Please complete this application.

APPLIED LEARNING SUPPORT: Prerequisite:  Introductory QI education complete (Level 1 or 2). 
  • Submit an application with a QI project idea that you would like to spend a 1 - 3 month period (approx. 15 - 20 hrs) developing. 
  • Sessional support for time spent developing project
  • PQI Team resources (PQI Consultant, Data Analyst, Privacy & Security, etc.) 

  • Applied learning – Develop your QI idea into a project plan during this 10-month program
  • “Real time” coaching from PQI Consultant and team
  • Stakeholder Engagement / Participation - Dyad Partnerships
  • Sessional Support for Education and Project Development
  • Access to dedicated resources, including data analysis, IMIT, Privacy Consultant & more!
  • Bring a friend! Group projects supported.
  • Submit application outlining your new QI project idea
  • Sessional support for time spent developing project
  • PQI Team resources (PQI Consultant, Data Analyst, Privacy & Security, etc.) 
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6. Clinical Practice: *This question is required.
8. Type of Practice: *This question is required.
9. How did you hear about the IH PQI initiative? *This question is required.
10. Have you had any previous training in QI? *This question is required.
11. Have you been involved in a QI project? *This question is required.
12. I am interested in applying for: *This question is required.
16. How much time do you estimate you would commit to developing your QI project?
Cohort Applicants Only:

By applying to participate in an IH PQI Cohort, I understand that there is a significant time commitment for education and project work over an 8 - 12 month period.

Cohort participants are required to attend all education sessions (9 days - virtual or in person) and graduation (1 day).

Cohort 5 launches October 2022!
Session 1: October 12th, 13th, 14th, 2022 (Kelowna)
Session 2: December 1st & 2nd, 2022 (Kelowna)
Session 3: February 2nd & 3rd, 2023 (Kelowna)
Session 4: April 6th & 7th, 2023 (Kelowna)
Graduation: June 1st, 2023 (Kelowna)

All events default to in-person attendance; however, format (Virtual or In-person) will be contingent on current Public Health recommendations.  Travel expenses will be provided in support of any in-person sessions. 
18. I have reviewed the information above regarding attendance required to participate in Cohort 5: