Health Care Policy or Quality Improvement

Fellows interested in Health Care Policy or Quality Improvement will have approximately 80% protected time to engage in formal coursework and to conduct a scholarly research project. During the first year of fellowship, the fellowship leaders will help the fellow identify an appropriate mentor or mentors. The fellow will work closely with their mentor to formulate and carry out a Health Care Policy or a Quality, Patient Safety, and Outcomes research project. Fellows also benefit from the semi-annual instruction in Quality and Patient Safety delivered by Dr. Anjala Tess, the Director of QI and Safety for the Graduate Medical Education office at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Fellows will work with their mentor and program leadership to select appropriate coursework to enhance their learning. Examples of coursework includes:

  • Coursework through Harvard School of Public Health or Kennedy School of Government
  • Course work through the Institute for Health Improvement (IHI)
  • Coursework through Harvard Catalyst