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The core mission of the Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety at the University of Pennsylvania is to improve the quality of healthcare utilizing a comprehensive approach integrating health services research and quality improvement and patient safety training.

 

CALL FOR CHIPS FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS  

The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) is accepting applications for the CHIPS 2019 Fellowship through November, 30, 2018. Applicants will be physicians interested in applying the research methods and quality improvement methods to study, understand, and improve the quality and safety of patient care and the health care delivery system. 

 For more information on the program and application process for CHIPS please contact Stacey Riley, Administrative Assistant to the CHIPS Program at stacey.riley@pennmedicine.upenn.edu

 

Call for the CHIPS Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence        

The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for our new Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence. This two-year fellowship has been established in partnership with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation grant will provide a stipend for one individual each year from the University of Pennsylvania has been accepted into the CHIPS fellowship program. The CHIPS fellowship program is a two-year degree granting program resulting in a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research degree with a concentration in Healthcare Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.  Candidates for the CHIPS Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence must possess a commitment to a career in improving diagnosis and/or addressing diagnostic error with a focus on testing and implementing new strategies into clinical practice.

The call for the CHIPS Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence is currently open for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.  

Each year, diagnostic errors affect 12 million adults in outpatient settings and are responsible for an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 hospital deaths. They are the most common, the costliest, and the most dangerous type of paid medical malpractice claims and the most common cause of medical errors reported by patients. The Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence was developed to encourage and support careers dedicated to improving diagnosis.

 

 

Application Process To be eligible for funding through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, you must apply to and be accepted into the CHIPS fellowship program and commit to proposed work related to diagnostic excellence. You will also be required to apply to the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Fellowship as the programs are linked together.

Additional information about the CHIPS fellowship and how to apply can be found at: http://www.med.upenn.edu/chips/  Questions about the CHIPS fellowship should be directed to Jennifer Myers MD  jennifer.myers@uphs.upenn.edu or Kathy Shaw MD MSCE  shaw@email.chop.edu  Additional information about the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Fellowship can be found at https://www.improvediagnosis.org/page/SIDMFellowship 

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