PSCF 2023

The 19th annual Patient Safety Fellowship is looking toward the future. During the Patient Safety Challenge Fellowship this summer, fellows will reimagine health care starting from a patient/family perspective and designing it to be vastly safer. Leaving legacy systems behind, fellows will produce a vision of a safer model of care. Fellows will have access to mentors – nationally recognized leaders in patient safety – to help shape their vision. The curriculum will inform the fellows’ understanding of the existing patient safety landscape and opportunities for reinventing the system.

The outcome will be a concept presentation that fellow teams will present in-person at the expo-style Finale on August 14. Academic and healthcare leaders from the Pittsburgh-region will be invited to the finale to hear fellows ideas. A panel of judges will pick a winner, and the winning team will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

Dates & Times
Wednesdays from 4:30-7:00pm

May: 31*
June: 7, 14, 21, 28
July: 12, 19

Finale: Thursday, August 14 from 6:00-8:00pm

 *In-person session in downtown Pittsburgh


All sessions will be virtual via Zoom, except the 1st session which will be in-person in downtown Pittsburgh with a virtual option. The Finale will be a mandatory in-person event in Pittsburgh.

Who Should Apply

Graduate students (including health care, public policy, tech, business, and beyond), medical residents, or undergraduate students in health professions or a related field.


Applications are now closed.


For more information please contact Ashlee Carter, carter@jhf.org.