Physician Quality Improvement (PQI)


Passionate about improving care? Interested in joining a dynamic community? Want to learn more about Physician Quality Improvement (PQI)? You have found the right place!

The Island Health Physician Quality Improvement (PQI) team offers online learning, one-day and two-day workshops and a comprehensive 12-month Cohort training program to all medical staff including privileged GPs, Specialists, Midwives and Nurse Practitioners. It is the only QI education program that offers: 

  • CPD/CME accreditation (up to 50 MOC section 1 / Mainpro+ group learning credits pending approval)
  • Comprehensive funding for physicians for up to 168 hours of sessional time
  • Expert faculty teaching curriculum designed by medical staff, for medical staff
  • Workshop locations across Vancouver Island
  • The opportunity to lead your own Quality Improvement project with the support of experienced physician mentors, staff coordinators, graphic designers and data analysts

Our Program Offerings:

Level 1

Interested in learning about QI at your own pace from a world-class institution? We offer free access to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School. Not sure where to start? We recommend Quality Improvement 101-103! Please contact for a complimentary registration code.

Level 2

Curious to learn about QI in a workshop designed by medical staff for medical staff? We offer one-day and two-day workshops and offer sessional payments for your time. Please click here for upcoming workshops.

Level 3

Applications are now closed for cohort 5. Check back next year for cohort 6 application information and hear directly from previous participants in this video. 



PQI is a partnership between Specialist Services Committee and Island Health. Learn more about SSC initiatives here.  

Our Team

Jennie Aitken

Manager, PQI

Kamla Gage

Coordinator, PQI

Dr. John Galbraith

Steering Committee Chair

Dr. Adele Harrison

Executive Sponsor

Dr.  Alex Hoechsmann

Physician Advisor

Rosanne Holmes

Coordinator, PQI

Dr. Dana Hubler

Physician Advisor

Julia Porter

Coordinator, PQI

James Saunders

Data Analyst, PQI

Bastian Weitzel

Program Assistant, PQI