Scholarships Available for 2014 Patient Safety Summer Camps

Medical and Nursing Students Encouraged to Apply by February 14, 2014

Napa, California—February 6, 2014—Scholarships are now available for 40 medical and 20 nursing students to engage with leaders, educators, and patient safety advocates at the 10th Annual Patient Safety Educational Roundtable and Health Science Student Summer Camps in Telluride, Colorado, and Washington, DC. The week-long camps are sponsored by The Doctors Company Foundation and MedStar Health.

The Telluride camp will take place June 15 through 18, and the Washington, DC, camp is scheduled for July 29 through August 1. Applications and additional information are available at Applications must include:

  • A two-page-maximum CV.
  • A personal statement on your interest in patient safety and how attending the summer camp would benefit you.
  • A support letter from faculty or a mentor about your leadership and engagement in patient safety.
  • Your first and second choice for summer camp weeks.

“The Doctors Company Foundation is impressed by the commitment of these future physicians and nurses to patient safety,” said Leona Egeland Siadek, the Foundation’s executive director. “We are proud to contribute to these two annual events that will help bring about optimal outcomes in patient care.”

About The Doctors Company Foundation
The Doctors Company Foundation was created in 2008 by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer. The purpose of the Foundation is to support patient safety education for healthcare professionals, patient safety research with clinically useful applications, and medical professional liability research. In this context, patient safety is defined as a healthcare discipline that minimizes the incidence and impact of adverse events by redesigning systems and processes using human factors principles to reduce errors.

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