ABOUT THE PATIENT SAFETY FELLOWSHIP

Patient Safety Fellowship

The Jewish Healthcare Foundation’s 2020 Patient Safety Fellowship immersed participants in the fundamentals of patient safety as they relate to preparedness and crisis intervention. The COVID-19 emergency presented a unique learning opportunity for future patient safety leaders. Fellows learned from thought leaders and experts (and applied 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 also reviewed the existing ecosystem of patient safety and infectious disease in the U.S. to consider opportunities for improvement. Fellows examined national safety authorities in other industries and translate best practices in predictive analytics, emergency preparedness, and safety science to their own healthcare setting.

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.

 

Questions

For more information or to be added to the prospective fellows mailing list, please contact Steven Guo, guo@jhf.org.