Quality and Safety Training- Post-Residency- BVAMC and UAB

The Birmingham VAMC and the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer two unique opportunities for training in quality improvement and patient safety: 

VA Quality Scholars Fellowship (VAQS). A two-year position for physicians (post-residency), numrses (pre- or post DNP or PhD), or pharmacists (post-doctoral). Time to obtain MSPH or equivalent degree provided. 

Office of Academic Affiliations – VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program

VA Chief Medical Resident in Quality and Safety (CMRQS). One-year position (PGY4, post IM or Med-Peds Training). Integration of these concepts into the fabric of residency training programs as well as developing expertise in milestones development for System Based Practice and Problem Based Learning and Imporvement. 

Mentorship and protected time are provided for teaching, research, and scholarship. Funding to attend national meetings provided. Now recruiting for positions starting July 2018 and 2019.

Now Recruiting for Positions

VAQS. Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a CV to Patricia Patrician, PhD, RB, FAAN (ppatrici@uab.edu; nurse applicants) or Carlos Estrada, MD, MS, (cestrada@uabmc.edu; physician applicants) by February 1, 2018. In the LOI, indicate your main area of interest and desired outcome after the fellowship.

CMRQS. Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) and a CV to Winter Williams, MD.  Program Director (wlwilliams@uabmc.edu)

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