VA Quality Scholars

 

Fellowship, Scholarship, Mentorship

The VA Quality Scholars program trains leaders in healthcare improvement for the VA and leads change nationally and internationally. 

The VA Quality Scholars program consists of nine 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. It has an interprofessional emphasis with physicians, doctoral-trained nurses, clinical psychologists and pharmacists as fellows and faculty.

  • 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

QI CORE – 6 DIMENSIONS OF QUALITY, SYSTEMS THINKING

METHODS & ANALYSIS – Measurement Fundamentals, Implementation Strategies, Quality Improvement Tools

CAREER & SCHOLARSHIP – Career Development, Scholarship

LEADING HEALTHCARE IMPROVEMENT – Teamwork/Collaboration, Leadership, Promotion and Sustainment of Organizational Change

FELLOWS’ FORUM – Fellows’ directed topics

Summer Institute

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.