Clinical Quality Fellowship Program
Along with providing the tools and techniques for addressing clinical and administrative challenges, CQFP provides a unique opportunity to hone the leadership skills that will support a lasting quality improvement infrastructure.
In collaboration with the Greater New York Hospital Association, with support from the Charina Endowment Fund
The Clinical Quality Fellowship Program (CQFP) supports the training and professional development of early- and mid-career physicians and nurses with the specific purpose of helping them to lead and champion quality improvement and patient safety efforts within their hospitals. Through an intensive 15-month training program, regional leaders in health care quality teach the Fellows proven tools and techniques to improve the quality, efficiency, and safety of patient care within their institutions. Participating Fellows then bring their new knowledge, skills, and strategies back to their institutions, where they are prepared to take on leadership roles and act as agents of change. Co-led by United Hospital Fund and the Greater New York Hospital Association, and supported by a grant from United Hospital Fund, the program is intended to create a lasting infrastructure supporting quality improvement in the greater New York area.
Program elements include two off-site retreats, monthly webinars, dinner meetings, and a half-day learning session. Central to the experience is the planning and implementation of a capstone quality improvement initiative at each Fellow’s home organization. Throughout the capstone learning process, each Fellow is guided by a faculty mentor, a key benefit of the program.
CQFP has consistently received excellent feedback and reviews from participants, and has grown each year since its inception in 2009. The class of 2018-2019 is the largest yet, with 29 Fellows.
Contact: Joan Guzik
See each class of Fellows and the hospitals that sponsored their participation, along with brief descriptions of final “capstone” projects of classes that have completed their training:
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.