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Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy

Have an idea for a new patient safety program but not sure where to start? Employees within Johns Hopkins Medicine who want to develop their skills as change agents for safe, high-quality care are encouraged to apply to the Patient Safety and Quality Leadership Academy.

This nine-month program prepares future leaders to transform the clinical health care setting to eliminate harm and create a culture of caring. As part of the program, scholars will initiate, plan and lead a sustainable, multidisciplinary patient safety or quality improvement project at Johns Hopkins. They will also identify and apply metrics to evaluate the impact of their projects on patient outcomes.

Get details and application instructions.

Applications will be accepted through June 8.

Interested individuals should submit a completed application form and an essay of up to 350 words describing your qualifications for the leadership program to India Smith ( The essay should include your current abilities and skills, and how this training will fit into your professional goals.

Contact program directors Melinda Sawyer (, Samantha Pitts ( or Julia Kim ( with questions about the program.


Kelsey Bennett