Applied Evidence Based Medicine in Quality Improvement (MDCN 440)

This course is only available to undergraduate medicine students at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine.

If you have questions surrounding this elective, please contact

Course Information

Title:  Dissecting the System-Projects in Quality Improvement

Duration:  60 hours


  • 5 two-hour small group sessions on Quality Improvement in Healthcare basics (September-October)
  • Mentored project-approx. 45 min
  • Required: Project presentation day (2 hours in January)
  • Critically Appraise Topic

Deliverables:  Project report, short oral presentation, CAT, small group session participation​

Project Topics:  Students are encouraged to present project ideas that align with their interests. We will be able to provide possible topics if no preference given.

Projects and mentors:  We will provide/suggest possible mentors, but students may also suggest suitable project mentors. Students will have a chance to rank the projects they are interested in and a best match will be made.


Ward Flemons (Director), Nishan Sharma (Coordinator), invited experts from University of Calgary, Health Quality Council of Alberta and Alberta Health Services

Past Student Projects

Click on the “Download” button to view examples from 2016-2017.


Please complete the Student Interest Form and email to

Please note that by indicating your interest by filling out this form, you are not making a commitment to participate in this elective. You will be contacted in short order to meet with the Faculty in mid-May to get more information and see if a project might be developed to suit your interests.