APA Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars Program
The mission of the APA Quality and Safety Scholars Program is to assist pediatric faculty and advanced practice providers in developing themselves as productive, advancing and fulfilled faculty members in the area of quality and safety improvement science.
This program is offered to members of the Academic Pediatric Association who wish to earn a Certificate of Excellence in Quality and Safety Improvement Science. The curriculum will include yearly participation in the Quality Improvement Science pre- course, additional scheduled sessions for the group at PAS, periodic didactic webinars (approximately, 4/year), ongoing collaborative learning, and completion of a mentored improvement project.
Intersession activities: Between PAS meetings, scholars communicate via webinars/didactic sessions, digital/virtual communications and the program website. Ensuring extensive and supportive networking amongst scholars is a high priority for the program.
Mentored projects: The experiential component of the program is a mentored, scholarly project. A QSIS faculty advisor will be assigned to each scholar from a group of national experts in the field of quality and safety improvement, and scholars will each identify a local mentor from their own programs to support them and guide their project.
Presentations: During the course of the program, scholars will be expected to evaluate the quality improvement literature and present synopses of projects with critical analysis as part of their learning. A final presentation of the mentored project will also be expected.
Scholars are expected to complete the full curriculum, including projects, over 3 years.
How to apply? [Applications will be due on Friday, November 4, 2016]
Application instructions can be found at this link. The application includes an information sheet, an agreement to participate and commitment to pay the $5500 tuition fee and the $75 application fee, statements from supervisor and mentor, letters of reference, and a brief biographical sketch, as well as a project description. The applicant must submit this information electronically, as described on the application webpage.
APA National Office:
CLICK HERE TO APPLY [Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2016. Deadline is November 4, 2016.]