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Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania


Call for Applications for Fellows in the
Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


Description of Program
Trainees will receive a degree in the Masters of Science in Health Policy Research (MSHP) program at Penn with a research focus in quality improvement and patient safety while gaining leadership experience in healthcare quality and safety administration.

Health policy research investigates the organization, management, financing, and delivery of health care and the social forces that shape health in the US and the world. Health policy researchers are intrinsically multidisciplinary, using tools from a wide range of scientific disciplines to gain insight into the complex challenges facing health care. The scope of research can extend from the implementation and evaluation of local organizational initiatives to national and international health policy program evaluation. Core areas of research training include study design, statistical analysis, health economics, and health policy.

This fellowship will prepare graduates for careers in health services and health policy research related to healthcare improvement in academic, government, community, and industry settings and for careers in healthcare administration in which knowledge and leadership in quality improvement and patient safety are increasingly needed.

Eligibility                                                                                                          Applicants will be physicians completing residency or fellowship training and interested in applying the methods of quality improvement and patient safety research to improve processes and reduce variability in healthcare settings. The program can be completed as part of a two-year research component of a fellowship or residency.

Application Process                                                                                           Interested residents, fellows, or faculty should send curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement stating your clinical background, research and quality interests, and reasons for pursuing this fellowship to Jennifer Myers MD, Director of the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety, Kathy Shaw MD, Co-Director of Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, November 30, 2016.   For more information about the MSHP:  MSHP application materials can be obtained via email at and applicants can review application requirements at

Questions about the MSHP Program or the Center can be directed to Judy Shea PhD at or Rachel Werner MD PhD at

Questions about the Fellowship program or the Center can be dirested to Dr. Jennifer Myers or Dr. Kathy Shaw.