Safety, Quality Informatics and Leadership

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About the course

One-year certificate program providing practical knowledge and skills in the science and implementation of safety and quality in hospitals and health systems.

About the Program

The Harvard Medical School Safety, Quality, Informatics and Leadership (SQIL) program is a 12-month certificate program designed to develop knowledge and skills in patient safety, quality, informatics, and leadership in health care professionals in working a hospital, outpatient, or health system setting.  The ultimate goal of our SQIL program is to train the next generation of leaders in healthcare.

What makes the HMS SQIL program unique is the international student body and the blended learning format, which combines face-to-face learning with online learning. The workshops focus on active adult learning and involve medical simulation scenarios, case-based exercises from Harvard Business School, robust discussions and small-group exercises led by national and international thought leaders. Between the in-person workshops, students join online modules, participate in interactive faculty webinars, complete and present team assignments with their peers, and undertake a final individual capstone project. This blended learning format involving an international, multidisciplinary student body creates a global community of learning. Medical doctors, nurses, administrative leaders and policy makers are encouraged to apply.

Early Application Deadline for Reduced Tuition: January 27, 2017

Regular Application Deadline: March 2, 2017

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