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Our Summer Student Internships in Quality & Safety program embeds fully funded students in health care organizations to support teams leading projects aimed at improving the health care system, while building the capacity of future quality improvement leaders.

Project proposals aimed at improving the health care system can be submitted by teams based in publicly-funded health care organizations from December 22, 2021 till January 30, 2022 through the online submission form. Projects should include a clearly defined role for the student including meaningful learning opportunities about the process of improving health care. Projects are evaluated and selected based on criteria such as patient impact, team composition, scope, and educational benefit for the student. Successful projects will be paired with a fully funded student to support the work from June 1 to August 31, 2022.

Submit a Project Proposal

From June to August, students are paid up to a maximum of 225 hours to work as part of the project team.  During this time, students will report directly to a supervisor on the project team and are supported by a mentor from the Council. Students will participate in an education series covering the fundamentals of improving quality in health care and be mentored by BCPSQC staff throughout the internship period. After the internship, students are encouraged to share the findings of their projects at conferences or through publication. Funding is available to support the dissemination of their results.

Students will be employed by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council for up to 225 hours to work with a project lead on their improvement project.

Funding is also available to support the dissemination of project results and can include travel/conference fees or publication costs.

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Take a Look Back at 2021's Projects

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