The VA Quality Scholars program develops the next generation of health professionals to improve healthcare through innovations, quality improvement, and patient safety. 



Upon completing this program, fellows will demonstrate competence in:

      • Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork
      • Improvement Methods and Skills
      • Organization and System Leadership for Quality and Safety
      • Research
      • Teaching and Learning




The Mission of this fellowship program is to develop leaders, researchers, and educators who can:

      • Apply knowledge and methods of health care improvement for the care of Veterans
      • Innovate and continually improve healthcare within and outside of VA
      • Teach health professionals about quality improvement and patient safety
      • Perform scholarly activities that contribute new knowledge to the quality and value of healthcare

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Curriculum

    • QI Core and Fellows’ Forum
    • Methods and Analysis
    • Leading Healthcare Improvement
    • Career and Scholarship

Mentored Scholarship

    • Cutting Edge Quality Improvement Research
    • Implement Quality Improvement Initiatives



Interprofessional Education & Collaboration

    • Fellows Network (current and alumni)
    • Blog
    • Summer Institute
    • Interactive national learning sessions
    • Participation in local, regional and national initiatives