Sometimes the best conversations happen in a gondola

Day one in telluride proved to be educational and inspiring. The negotiations piece by Paul Levy was interesting because I have never thought about how apparent negotiations are in our day-to-day lives. I also was never aware of the components of negotiation skills or their application to medicine. What an important life skill that I can continue to practice. C.U.S. is a new acronym to me but something I can see being easily applied to our new intern orientation next week. There were so many passionate and inspiring comments in the room. After a full day at the intermediate school I think we were all excited to share our passion and our personal experiences with patient safety and quality improvement at our home institutions. I had a great gondola ride with my fellow residents and I can sense a spark lit within all of us. I am looking forward to the week ahead!

First Day at Telluride Reflections

Such an incredible day! I’m amazed by the stories I’ve heard so far and the people I’ve met. It’s so comforting and inspiring to meet residents from all different programs from various parts of the country and realize that we all have the same issues and in some cases the same ideas for solutions. If we can all take back to our home programs even one or two of the things we learn from each other here, we’re already going to be so much closer to reaching our common goal of improved patient safety and transparency in medicine. I’m so grateful for this experience and am really looking forward to the rest of the week!

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