Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety

The Certificate in Health Care Quality and Safety is designed to provide individuals with a broad introduction and practical skills related to the field, with the goal of training health care professionals that are proficient and capable of leading quality andd safety efforts in their area of clinical interest. Through a four course sequence that includes a mentored capstone QI project, students will gain a foundation ine the history, methods, tools, and applications of quality improvement and patient safety in healthcare.

Certificate Options image showing a schedule of a typical program schedule for a 1 to 2 year student.

Who is eligible to apply?

The certificate is offered to faculty within the Perelman School of Medicine, post-graduate fellows within graduate medical education training programs at Penn and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and other health care professionals within the Penn community that seek knowledge and skills in quality improvement and patient safety, but not the time committment of a masters program.

When can I apply?

Applications will be accepted in the spring prior to the fall year in which applicants with to matriculate. For more information, please email Stacey Riley at stacey.riley@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

Is financial assistance available?

Eligible healthcare professionals in thePenn or CHOP community may use their tuition benefits towards the program. A Non credit certificate option is available for University of Pennsylvania PSOM clinical fellows only. A dreduced fee is appled when the non-credit option is used. Participants using the non-credit program are not granted active/registered student status at the University of Pennsylvania. Please contact Stacey for tuition and fees for PSOM clinical fellows.