The objective of the Leaders in Informatics, Quality and Systems (LInQS) Fellowship Program is to develop CUSOM Department of Medicine fellows and faculty into future leaders with successful academic careers in the areas of quality improvement (QI), clinical system design, clinical informatics, and/or patient safety. The LInQS Fellowship Program will provide didactics, longitudinal mentorship and hands-on training from faculty mentors with diverse expertise to support trainees and junior faculty.
This is a 2-year program that combines didactics, mentoring and several experiential components. Participants will be able to focus on 1 of 3 tracks:
The didactic portion of the program will include participation in the Quality Safety Academy (12 hours) and the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety & Efficiency (IHQSE) Certificate Training Program (CTP) (90 hours) in addition to the faculty-led lecture series (60 hours). The didactic curriculum will include elements from each track. Participants will attend regular work-in-progress meetings and be able to tailor their experience to meet their career goals. In the 2nd year, there is the possibility of an experiential component focused on QI leadership. Divisions will support the participants through protecting a percentage of their time to dedicate to the program (see below).