Reflections on Going Home

I have been interested in quality and safety since being personally harmed during a hospitalization many years ago. However, during medical school I’ve had some trouble finding students, faculty, and administrators that share my interest. Here at Telluride, I feel lucky to finally be surrounded by the faculty and colleagues that have such passion for patient safety.
While feeling lucky to attend this conference, I spend most of my reflective time wondering how to bring the education, ideas, and enthusiasm back to my home school to make meaningful change. Too often we attend an excellent meeting and come away with new concepts and empowering memories, but when we return home it is difficult to transform these into concrete change.  I look forward to designing/implementing my project this year and seeing other people do theirs. That way I know that stories like Carole’s or Helen’s will not only have had a personal influence on me, but have actually helped improve the care of the next generation of patients.
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