Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School


The IHI Open School is an interdisciplinary student organization that provides students of all health professions with a wide variety of opportunities and experiences in the field of quality improvement and patient safety locally at the University of Michigan and on both a national and international level.

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement's mission is to provide health professions students foundational skills in quality improvement and experience with working with students of other disciplines. Activities include a monthly interactive speaker series, a free online quality improvement certificate program in quality improvement, collaborative quality improvement projects at Michigan Medicine and other organizations, shadowing and networking opportunities with local quality leaders, site visits to quality improvement organizations and other health systems, networking opportunities with students from the School of Public Health, Business School, Nursing School, Pharmacy, School of Social Work, Law, and Engineering School, and the opportunity to attend national and international conferences.