APA Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars Program

Application Information

If you recently applied for APA membership in order to apply for the QSIS program, your application will be accepted October 30th, 2017.

Who Should Apply & Program Requirements:

  • Pediatric faculty appointment (including DOs, PhDs and advanced practice providers (e.g. PA, PNP) in general, hospital or subspecialty divisions. Community faculty members with a genuine commitment to leading improvement efforts in a systematic, scholarly manner will also be considered for the program.
  • Commitment to payment of a one-time tuition fee of $5500, due 90 days after receving the invoice. If payment is delayed, your position may be filled by an individual on the wait list.
  • Commitment to a minimum 10% effort during the three years of program participation; attend QSIS teaching sessions; complete required assignments; and conduct an individual project, under the guidance of a mentor that results in a peer-reviewed publication or presentation. The individual project should be in line with the applicant's career goals and with departmental and institutional expectations of the applicant. A statement must be signed by the applicant and his/her supervisor agreeing to the 10%- time commitment.
  • Each applicant must propose an initial project topic and identify a mentor within the program application. Projects may be modified post program enrollment after enrollment in the program, after discussion with the Scholar's mentor, and assigned QSIS faculty advisor.
  • You must be a current member in good standing of the Academic Pediatric Association.

Application Process

The application is online and requires the following materials be submitted electronically:

  • Personal Statement of Agreement to Participate (250 word limit)
  • Curriculum vitae that highlights your education, post-graduate training, relevant background and experience.
  • Project description (1000 word limit)
  • Applicant agreement form
  • Supervisor agreement form
  • Required statement and letter from your Supervisor
  • Required statement and letter from your Mentor

*If you have any technical questions regarding the application or application process, contact Laura Turner at 703-556-9222 or LauraT@academicpeds.org




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