VA Patient Safety Fellowship

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Interprofessional Patient Safety Fellowship is a one-year program offered by the Office of Academic Affiliations and the National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) at six competitively selected sites. The purpose of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety is to provide post-residency trained physicians and post-doctoral or post-master’s degree trained associated health professionals (such as nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and health care administrators) in-depth education in patient safety practice, leadership and research. The Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Patient Safety links individualized, mentored training at the six training sites to a state-of-the-art curriculum in the science of patient safety improvement. Fellowship sites are linked electronically for didactic, academic and research efforts. Fellows receive intensive training in clinical aspects of patient safety, health services research methodology and leadership.

What You’ll Learn:

• Familiarization & application of research methodology
• Understanding “Safety Culture”
• Understand systems-based problem solving
• Acquire skills & tools to enhance patient safety
• Acquire leadership skills to enhance safety
• Conduct a project including implementation

Eligibility Requirements:

• U.S. citizen or permanent resident
• Completed clinical training terminal degree or post master’s degree in associated health
• Demonstrate special interest in patient safety, human factors, or creating high reliability organizations

Annie Do, VA Fellowships Coordinator

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two Letters of Reference, and
  • Personal Statement

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