Post-Graduate Training in Quality and Safety

The Birmingham VAMC and the University of Alabama at Birmingham offer two unique opportunities for training in quality improvement and patient safety: the VA Chief Medical Resident in Quality and Safety (CMRQS) and the VA Quality Scholars Fellowship (VAQS).

VA Chief Medical Resident in Quality and Safety (CMRQS). One-year position (PGY4). Integration of quality and safety 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 Improvement.

VA Quality Scholars Fellowship (VAQS). A two-year position for residents, fellows, or practicing clinicians from any medical or surgical specialty (MD). Time to obtain MSPH or equivalent degree provided. Positions for pre and post doctoral nursing are also available.

Mentorship and protected time are provided for teaching, research, and scholarship. Funding to attend national meetings provided.

Now recruiting for positions. Potential applicants interested in obtaining more information, please submit a CV and a short paragraph outlining main interests to: Gustavo Heudebert, MD, CMRQS Program Director  - or Carlos Estrada, MD, MS, VAQS Fellowship Director -

Office of Academic Affiliations – VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program