Quality Improvement Writing Group



The Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE) is requesting applications for entry into our QI Writing Group. This program will provide a structured and mentored manuscript preparation experience for QI scholars or those just looking to share their QI outcomes. Applicants should have a current or past project with results ready to publish. These type of results may include a project that has reached its goal, a project with a change in a process or outcome measure, 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. 


Writing Group Dates

The application cycle for the Fall/Winter 2023 cohort is closed.

August 17, 2023 | Writing Group Commences (see session dates)

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;
  • Core content include SQUIRE Guidelines, key section requirements, copy/line editing, and responding to reviewers;
  • Participants will prepare manuscript section drafts between sessions;
  • Mentors and peers will review each section draft between sessions and provide constructive feedback during sessions.

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 completed a QI project and have an outcome they would like to share through publication.

The application cycle for the Fall/Winter cohort is closed.

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