Quality Improvement Writing Group

The IHQSE presents The QI Writing Group. This 10-session, 20-week experience, provides a structured and mentored manuscript preparation experience for QI scholars. We are seeking motivated QI leaders with a complete, or near complete, project who need a little help to get their project across the publication finish line. Publishable projects may include a successful project, a project with an important lesson learned, or a project with a unique intervention.  At the end of the program, participants will have a complete and fully edited manuscript ready for submission. 

Upcoming Dates

The application cycle is now closed. Our next application cycle will open Summer 2024.

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Course Overview

This 10 session, 20-week experience will provide a structured and mentored manuscript preparation experience for QI scholars.

  • Sessions are 1 hour and delivered via Zoom.
  • Sessions comprise a short didactic followed by mentored manuscript review.
  • Didactic topics include SQUIRE Guidelines, key section requirements, copy/line editing, and responding to reviewers. See full syllabus for Spring 2024 Cohort.
  • Participants will prepare manuscript section drafts between sessions.
  • Mentors and peers will review each section draft between sessions and provide constructive feedback during sessions. See list of current mentors.

Topics Covered

Getting started writing and writing the Introduction
Writing a great paper
Methods section
Tables and figures
Results section
Editing and copy editing
Discussion section
Hitting submit
Responding to reviewers


Ideal Candidates

All faculty, staff and trainees employed by the University of Colorado School of Medicine, the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado on the Anschutz Medical Campus who have a complete (or near complete) QI project and have an outcome they would like to share through publication.

Questions? Please direct all questions about the IHQSE or QIWG to Anne Kercsmar, Manager of Finance and Operations, at ihqse@cuanschutz.edu.

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