The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s 2020 Patient Safety Fellowship will immerse participants in the fundamentals of patient safety as they relate to preparedness and crisis intervention. The COVID-19 emergency presents a unique learning opportunity for future patient safety leaders. Fellows will learn from thought leaders and experts (and apply the best concepts) from safety science, quality engineering, and implementation science to ensure never again such a lack of preparation for medical crises—whether an outbreak of common but deadly infections or new viruses, bioterrorism, or maternal mortality.

The Patient Safety Fellowship will also review the existing ecosystem of patient safety and infectious disease in the U.S. to consider opportunities for improvement. Fellows will examine national safety authorities in other industries and translate best practices in predictive analytics, emergency preparedness, and safety science to their own healthcare setting.

As a Fellow, you will:

  • Gain an understanding of best practices in emergency response and patient safety, and formulate solutions to address the current gaps and challenges
  • Develop leadership skills in crisis preparation and intervention, working with other professionals from across healthcare disciplines
  • Strengthen your resume with a Fellowship certificate highlighting your new leadership skills in patient safety, crisis preparation and intervention

Who Should Apply

Graduate students, nursing students, and young professionals from diverse disciplines who are interested in patient safety, healthcare policy, quality improvement, implementation science, and public health. Standout undergraduate students in health professions are also welcome to apply.

Dates and Times

Wednesdays from 4:00-5:30 PM*

June: 3, 10, 17, 24
July: 8, 15, 22, 29

*Additional "session time" will be expected in small group meetings each week. Those times will be flexible and can be scheduled based on the availability of each member in the group. This additional time and assignments will take 2-3 hours per week.


Virtual sessions on Zoom

**Fellows do not need to be located in the Pittsburgh area to apply or participate in this summer's Patient Safety Fellowship.

To Apply

Applications are closed for the 2020 Patient Safety Fellowship.


For more information, please contact Steven Guo, guo@jhf.org.