Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camps Taking Applications for 2014

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Medical and Nursing Student scholarship applications are now being taken for the 2014 Patient Safety Summer Camps

Through the generous support of The Doctor’s Company Foundation and MedStar Health, scholarships are now available for 40 medical and 20 nursing student leaders to engage in an immersive experience with leaders, educators, and advocates in patient safety at the 10th Annual Telluride, CO and Washington, DC Patient Safety Educational Roundtable and Health Science Student Summer Camps. The student scholarships cover travel, lodging, meeting registration fees and many meals during the week.

Each of the Patient Safety Student Summer Camps are one-week, and offer an in-depth exploration of current patient safety issues and risk reduction strategies to achieve optimal patient care. Two, week-long student summer camps will be offered in 2014. Dates are:

  • Sunday June 15th – Wednesday June 18th, 2014 (to be held in Telluride, Colorado)
  • Tuesday July 29th – Friday August 1st, 2014 (to be held in Washington, DC)

Over the last nine years, interprofessional leaders in patient safety, communication, informatics, human factors, patient advocacy and education have met in beautiful Telluride, CO to address patient safety issues. Because of the growing interest and number of student applications, a second patient safety summer camp was added in Washington, DC in 2013.

The Telluride Roundtable Vision is to create an annual retreat where experts in patient safety come together with patients, residents and students in an informal setting to explore, develop and refine a culture of patient safety, transparency and optimal outcomes in patient care. The 2014 Patient Safety Summer Camps will again use an immersive, interactive format to examine ethical, professional, legal and economic issues around patient safety, transparency, disclosure, and open and honest communication skills when medical errors and adverse events occur.

Applications and additional information can be found on the Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camp website (www.telluridesummercamp.com). Students interested in applying will need to submit the following materials by February 14th, 2014:

  1. Two-page maximum CV
  2. Personal statement on your interest in patient safety and how attending the Patient Safety Summer Camp would benefit you
  3. Support letter from faculty or a mentor about your leadership and engagement in patient safety
  4. First and second choice for the summer camp weeks (Telluride, CO or Washington, DC)

Questions regarding the Patient Safety Summer Camps can be directed to:

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2 Comments on “Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camps Taking Applications for 2014”

  1. Joyce A. Nieman, MHS, PA-C Assistant Professor University of Colorado says:

    In the future, will Physician Assistant Students be considered to attend these patient safety summer camps?


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