The Center offers QI Bootcamps, four-hour training sessions specifically for frontline providers, including nurses, physician assistants, social workers, pharmacists, project managers, psychiatrists, and other allied health providers. These in-person workshops teach participants to apply common techniques in QI, through interactive teaching and facilitated group exercises. The curriculum covers AIM statements, process mapping, driver diagrams, PDSA cycles, run charts, and more. These bootcamps deliver a high-yield introduction to QI skills, perfect for the busy individual who may not have time to complete the Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality or a Master of Health Administration. 

We offer these QI Bootcamps to small teams and entire clinical units both within and outside the UW Medicine system. We have done series of bootcamps for the UW Chief Medical Office and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, among other groups.

To Register, email Monica Salgaonkar at  and include your 1) Name 2) Department and 3) Preferred session date

Session 1: March 26th, 2020, 8-12pm – UW Northwest Campus, E-wing Auditorium
Session 2: April 29th, 2020, 9-1pm – Harborview MB Building 111/112
Session 3: May 27th, 2020 , 8-12pm – UW TBD

This 4-hour training will teach :

  • The fundamentals of Quality Improvement (QI) tools
  • AIM statement development
  • Process mapping techniques
  • Baseline measurements
  • Creation of a driver diagram
  • Effective utilization of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles
  • Creation of run charts to measure quality improvement efforts

Upon completion of this program, attendees should be able to: 

  1. Apply a driver diagram in the conceptual design of a quality improvement project.
  2. Plot data on a run chart for basic analysis of quality data over time
  3. Identify barriers and facilitators of QI project success in their clinical environment

Participants are encouraged to come with a project idea in mind to discuss how to apply the QI principles directly to their project during small group breakouts.