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Summer Student Internship Program: 2017 Evaluation

Date: April 26, 2018
Filed under: Council Resources, Quality Improvement, Report


In 2012, the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council created a summer internship program to expand students’ knowledge of quality and to provide opportunities to learn skills in quality improvement projects. Interns have been hosted in a variety of different health care organizations across the province (e.g., long-term care homes, health authorities). The goals of the internship program are to:

  1. Provide students summer employment as a part of an interdisciplinary team, with the aim of expanding their knowledge of quality while gaining practical experience working on a specific quality improvement project; and
  2. Provide organizations throughout the province with a short-term, fully-funded resource to contribute to their quality improvement projects.

A total of 56 students have interned with the Council since the inception of the program, with 10 of those working this past summer. This report shares the outcomes of the 10 internships that took place in 2017.
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