Quality & Safety Academy

Co-sponsored by Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency & CU Graduate Medical Education

To provide relevant and applicable training in quality improvement and patient safety enabling CU residents, fellows, and faculty to improve care and enact change in the healthcare system.

Academy Overview
The QSA offers residents, fellows, and faculty in any program affiliated with University of Colorado a series of workshops designed to build foundational knowledge in quality improvement and patient safety enabling attendees to effectively participate in quality and safety work in the clinical setting. Program content builds on itself to support progressive acquisition of competency. The core content areas are Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Healthcare Systems Leadership.

Session2023-2024 Dates & Times*
Quality Improvement & Change Management

January 11: 1-4 p.m. MT

January 24: 1-4 p.m. MT
Applied Patient SafetyJanuary 18: 1-4 p.m. MT
Acquiring Data to Drive ChangeFebruary 7: 1-4 p.m. MT
Designing for ChangeFebruary 14: 1-4 p.m. MT
Spreading Change Locally and NationallyOctober 5: 1-4 p.m. MT

February 22: 1-4 p.m. MT

Coaching and Teaching Quality Improvement

October 11: 1-4 p.m. MT

March 7: 1-4 p.m. MT

*(ALL sessions will be held virtually on Zoom)


Mix and match single sessions or take all six.


Learn from expert faculty, no matter where you are.


Take any 3-hour session. Mix and match to fit your needs.


Take any 3-hour session and mix and match to fit your needs.


Complete five core sessions to achieve the QSA Certificate. Participants may take any course at any time.

(Core sessions: Patient Safety, Applied Patient Safety, QI & Change Mgmt., Acquiring Data, Spreading Change)

More Quality & Safety Learning Opportunities

The Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE) offers a variety of programs for faculty, residents/fellows, staff, and students on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus.

Are you looking to gain knowledge, learn and apply skills, or develop as a leader?
Do you want to participate in or lead quality improvement projects?
Are you ready to lead teams capable of transforming your organization?

From half-day sessions to a year-long course, find the program that best fits your needs.

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For questions regarding the GME Quality & Safety Academy, please email GMEQualityandSafety@ucdenver.edu