Design and Implementation of the Harvard Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality

Tejal K. Gandhi, Susan A. Abookire, Allen Kachalia, Kenneth Sands, Elizabeth Mort, Grace Bommarito, Jane Gagne, Luke Sato, Saul N. Weingart

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Abstract

The Harvard Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality is a 2-year physician-oriented training program with a strong operational orientation, embedding trainees in the quality departments of participating hospitals. It also integrates didactic and experiential learning and offers the option of obtaining a master’s degree in public health. The program focuses on methodologically rigorous improvement and measurement, with an emphasis on the development and implementation of innovative practice. The operational orientation is intended to foster the professional development of future quality and safety leaders. The purpose of this article is to describe the design and development of the fellowship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-26
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Medical Quality
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • medical education
  • patient safety
  • postgraduate training
  • quality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy

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