VA Quality Scholars

 

 

Fellowship, Scholarship, Mentorship

 

The mission of the VA Quality Scholars program is to develop leaders, researchers, and educators who will lead the way in quality improvement healthcare.

The VA Quality Scholars program consists of eight sites across the United States, as well as an affiliate site in Toronto, Canada. Each site in the US consists of a partnership between a VA hospital and an academic institution.

  • Interdisciplinary Fellowships

  • Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists & Psychologists

  • Network of hundreds of graduates

  • 30%  alumni in federal leadership 

  • 40% alumni in academic positions 

  • Two-thirds in VA, take leadership positions

  • Alumni network: CEO’s, CMO’s & more

  • Nationally recognized research funding 

VAQS Curriculum

FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITY – GUIDELINES, THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK, SYSTEMS THINKING, ETHICS, 6 DIMENSIONS OF QUALITY

Methods and Skills – Quality Improvement 101, Data Fundamentals, Implementation Science, Quality Improvement Tools

Professional Development – Career Development, Scholarship, Teamwork/Collaboration, Leadership

Fellows’ Forum – Fellows’ directed topics

Summer Institute is the culmination of VA Quality Scholars year-long works and the international collaborative that springs forth initiatives for future endeavors. Scholars, Faculty, and Fellows enjoy a week-long conference featuring world-renowned guest speakers, innovation, and scholarly activity.