We have a number of programs available to help students who are interested in quality improvement grow their toolkit, sharpen their existing skills and gain new experiences.
The students of today are the quality improvement leaders of tomorrow. We’re proud to offer a unique range of programs for students, including the chance to build work experience through our summer student internship program and learn about the latest topics in quality improvement through special opportunities at the Quality Forum and on campus.
Student Internship Opportunities
Summer Student Internship Program
Our annual summer student internship program supports teams in health care organizations to hire a fully-funded intern to advance their projects aimed at improving the health care system, while building the capacity of future quality improvement leaders.
Quality Forum Opportunities
Health Talks Student Contest
Our Health Talks Student Contest winner will take the stage on the first evening of the Quality Forum 2023 and have the opportunity to share their hopes for health care with an passionate group of patients and health care professionals.
To facilitate broad participation at Quality Forum, we keep registration fees low and provide discounted student rates.
IHI Student Chapters
Are you a student interested in learning more about quality improvement? Get involved with your nearest IHI Open School Chapter and join a growing network of people learning about and striving for quality health care.
Every year, we offer health care improvement scholarships in partnership with the Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School chapters at post-secondary schools in BC. Health care improvement scholarships are aimed at supporting exceptional students in pursuing educational opportunities to develop knowledge and skills in health care quality improvement. Specifically, the scholarship supports students interested in attending and/or presenting at high-calibre, inter-professional quality improvement conferences during the school year. You can read about the experiences of the scholarship recipients here:
- 2020-2021 Scholarship Recipient Experiences
- 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipient Experiences
- 2018-2019 Scholarship Recipient Experiences
Build Your Career in Quality Improvement
We’re always looking for passionate, talented individuals to join our team.