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Applications Open for Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality


Applications are now open for the 2016-2017 Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality. This program is jointly sponsored by Seattle Children’s Hospital and the UW Medicine Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety. This is a great opportunity for junior faculty, clinical fellows and nursing, pharmacy, and allied health leaders interested in developing a career in patient safety, quality, and value. The Center for Scholarship in Patient Care Quality and Safety welcomes applicants from Seattle Children’s Hospital, the VA Puget Sound Health Care System, and any UW Medicine entity.

Participants learn core quality and safety principles through a combination of interactive group experiences and hands-on quality and safety project implementation. The eight-month program consists of five mandatory full day in-person conferences, conference calls, small group meetings, and project implementation. Participants will develop skills to implement quality, safety, and value innovations in their clinical units and departments and disseminate their results.

Here is what 2015-2016 participants are saying about the program:

No matter where we practice, we all know that there are multiple opportunities to improve healthcare. The UW certificate course was taught by faculty with experience and expertise, and provided the foundation to jumpstart my efforts to play a more active role in quality improvement interventions, education and scholarship at my center.  However, just as important as the curriculum, was the ability to engage with a diverse community of fellow attendees - all of whom were not only passionate about their jobs, but were willing to innovate, create and share new ideas to improve healthcare.” – Steven Pergam, MD Allergy & Infectious Diseases

Every session of the Certificate Program was meaningful and worthwhile, no time fillers, only personal and direct teaching on quality and related topics from experts from all over the Seattle area. My favorite part of the Certificate Program was the networking that happened during class in part due to the group structure of the class, and also with presenters and others interested in common areas in Safety and Quality. An outstanding course overall, I would highly recommend this to my colleagues.” – Marie Vrablik, MD Emergency Medicine

For more information about the Certificate Program in Patient Safety and Quality, click here.

To learn about the application process and apply, click here.