Designed with early-career learners in mind, the Quality and Safety Academy (QSA) offers students, residents and fellows a series of workshops designed to build foundational knowledge in quality improvement and patient safety. Program content builds on itself to support progressive acquisition of competency, and program elements are targeted to specific stages of development across the spectrum of learners. The content is appropriate for those without prior training or who may be interested in refreshing their knowledge and skills in order to lead or coach trainees in quality/safety work. The core content areas are Quality Improvement, Patient Safety, and Healthcare Systems and Culture.
The series include four half-day workshops offered in the fall and spring. QSA 101 covers the basics of participating in QI and safety work in the clinical setting. QSA 201 is intended for learners with more advanced knowledge and skills in quality improvement and patient safety.