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Name: Amy Gleiser
Title & Department: Director, Learning Institute
On the WCH team for: two months
- What does your typical workday look like?
I’m so new that I’m not sure there is a “typical day” yet but mostly my time is spent meeting with many other staff and departments at WCH. I’m gathering a sense of how our various learners at WCH interact and are supported by the Learning Institute as they engage in their learning journey here. There is an incredibly dedicated team in the Learning Institute (formerly the Education department) working on many initiatives putting WCH at the forefront of equity programming in healthcare education and I’m very happy to be working with them!
2. What excites you the most about working at WCH?
As the Education department transitions into the Learning Institute, I am excited to build an in-house learning accelerator and work in partnership across Academics as WCH builds a Learning Health System. Even though I am new, I see how WCH leads the way in innovation and is blazing a path for equitable care and quality improvement. I’m really excited to be part of the WCH team and contributing to the great work happening at Women’s!
3. How does your work contribute to creating a positive patient experience?
As the Learning Institute grows and evolves to offer more opportunities for continuous learning both within and outside the WCH community, we are working to help prepare learners to be health care professionals in the future. With a focus on equity-deserving communities and patient-centered care, we are supporting the growth and education of the next generation of health care providers. We are actively engaging our patients and the larger community to integrate various perspectives into the educational initiatives in the Learning Institute.
4. Tell us one to three things that your colleagues would be surprised to learn about you!
I have four daughters and had my eldest daughter in a teaching hospital after being diagnosed with a serious pregnancy-related complication. I saw first-hand how important research and education is in healthcare, particularly around maternal health. I credit the research and advances in maternal health for a positive outcome for myself and, though delivered very early, my first baby (who is now in university!). Contributing to the Academics department at WCH is deeply meaningful to me.
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