Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Telluride Patient Safety Resident PhysicianSummer Camps in Telluride, CO and Washington, DC

Resident physician leaders are now invited to apply to attend a week-long, immersive learning experience with leaders and educators in patient safety, along with patient and healthcare advocates at the 10thAnnual Telluride Patient Safety Educational Roundtable and Resident Physician Summer Camps. Residency programs will be responsible for covering travel, lodging, and meeting registration fees for their attendees. MedStar Health, COPIC and CIR have been generous supporters of past Telluride Resident Summer Camps, and have sponsored many resident physician alumni, who are now change agents at their home institutions. We are again grateful for their support and participation in our 10th year!

The Telluride, CO and Washington, DC Patient Safety Resident Summer Camps are one-week, educational opportunities offering an in-depth exploration of current patient safety issues and risk reduction strategies for achieving optimal patient care. Two, one-week resident summer camps will be offered in 2014:

  • Monday, June 9th – Thursday June 13th, 2014 (to be held in Telluride, Colorado) — Arrive Sunday, June 8th for evening reception
  • Thursday, July 31st – Sunday August 3rd, 2014 (to be held in Washington, DC) — Arrive Wednesday, July 30th for evening reception

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 resident 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 ( Residency Programs interested in funding a resident to attend one of the patient safety summer camps will need to submit the following resident materials by March 1st, 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 Resident Summer Camps can be directed to David Mayer, MD at:

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David Mayer, MD
David Mayer MD is Vice President of Quality and Safety for MedStar Health and is responsible for overseeing the infrastructure for clinical quality as well as for designing and directing systemwide patient safety and risk reduction programs for MedStar and each of its entities. Dr. Mayer founded and has led the Annual Telluride International Patient Safety Roundtable and Patient Safety Student Summer Camp for the last eight years. He regularly presents and writes on topics related to quality and patient safety for Educate the Young, and has received grant funding from the United States Department of Education, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation.


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