Pediatric Perioperative Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Fellowship

 

This advanced fellowship provides an opportunity for specific focus on the methods, tools, and skill set required to systematically improve the quality of the perioperative care of children. Learning opportunities will include clinical experience, didactic instruction, and participation in patient safety research and/or quality improvement efforts. In addition to being able to practice general pediatric anesthesia, physicians completing this fellowship will be well-qualified for a clinical or academic career in quality improvement and patient safety. This advanced fellowship will create specialists uniquely qualified to develop, lead and measure efforts to improve the quality of perioperative care of children.

The sponsoring institution will provide:

  • Access to basic online training modules in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety through the IHI Open School
  • Access to basic training modules in Microsoft Access and Excel, ChartRunner (or equivalent) and Tabelau, as available
  • Enrollment in an advanced training program in quality improvement and patient safety that will include registration fees, housing and transportation costs.
  • Opportunity to participate in local perioperative quality and patient safety related committee work at the departmental, institutional and national level.
  • Faculty with specific, formal training in quality improvement methodology
  • Faculty with expertise in clinical/patient safety-oriented research and quality improvement 

Please use the common application form for “Advanced Second Year Fellowships in Pediatric Anesthesiology” from the SPA website. 

Program Director: Gina Whitney, MD
Email: gina.whitney@childrenscolorado.org

Program Coordinator: Lindsay Baumgartner
Email: Lindsay.Baumgartner@childrenscolorado.org