BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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Studentship Postings

The 2016 Studentship positions have now been filled. Thank you for your interest!

Are you a student in a health care field? Do you want hands-on experience in quality improvement? Do you want to be a part of a multi-disciplinary team working to improve patient care and outcomes?
 We have an opportunity for you!

The BC Patient Safety & Quality Council offers summer studentships across the province, which provide students with the opportunity to improve patient care in team-based settings. This program allows students to participate in quality improvement projects while gaining valuable experience in the BC health care setting. Students will also be supported to present or publish their project findings.

This program is open to medical students, nursing students, and students from the allied health disciplines at the graduate and undergraduate level.

The goals of the studentships are to:

  • Enhance the overarching quality and safety of patients and families who use the BC health system.
  • Support quality and safety projects led by trainees under the mentorship and supervision of a quality and safety leadership team.
  • Strengthen and build capacity among health care students to conduct meaningful quality improvement research.
  • Expand opportunities for health care students to participate in research in a clinical setting.
  • Disseminate results of projects to a broader audience through presentations and publications.
Project Title Organization Location
Designing an Intercultural Tool for Head Injury Prevention Awareness among First Nations in the Central Okanagan Kelowna General Hospital Kelowna/Penticton
Measuring Hand Hygiene Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices among Patients BC Cancer Agency Vancouver
Improving Delirium Care in our Elderly Population through Routine Screening & Standardized Order Sets St Joseph’s General Hospital Comox
Evaluating Safe Medication Practices and Factors Contributing to Medication Error Fort St John Hospital Fort St John
Implementation of an Enhanced Recovery after Surgery Program for Gynecological Oncology Surgery Vancouver General Hospital Vancouver
Using Interactive Technology to De-escalate Challenging Behaviours in Elderly Hospitalized Patients with Dementia/Delirium – The Mindful Garden Peach Arch Hospital / Switch United White Rock / Vancouver