Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship 2019 for physicians and health care leaders in developing countries

Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship 2019 for physicians and health care leaders in developing countries Applications for Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship 2019 are now being accepted.The Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship Award has been established in 2018 and was announced at ISQua’s 35th International Conference in Kuala Lumpur. The objective is to fund physicians and health care leaders in developing countries, to advance and expand their expertise in patient safety, with the resultant improvement of safety of patients in their local area.This will include training to identify and analyze adverse events and to develop interventions to address these events at a system level.

The Fellow will be linked to a mentor at the start of the programme. Mentors may be ISQua Experts or members of the International Academy of Quality and Safety in Health Care (IAQS). In collaboration with the mentor, the Leape Fellow will design a curriculum designed to ensure learning on theories of Patient Safety with a focus on measurement and interventions to decrease adverse events and harm.

Application deadline: February 15th 2019

Eligibility

To be considered for this Programme, candidates must possess a number of key skills and attributes. Candidates will be shortlisted based on their completed application form, and in particular, their personal statement. Successful candidates will then take part in a telephone interview with a panel representing ISQua and two of our strategic partners.

Candidates for the Lucian Leape Patient Safety Fellowship will be health professionals who:

– Are physicians who have completed their clinical training (speciality residency or equivalent) OR

– Are Health Care Providers who have completed the equivalent training to a residency in their field of practice.

– Will commit to include patient safety as a core value of their future work in health care

– Have a commitment from their home institution to provide them with a role in the organisation’s patient safety programme on completion of their Fellowship.

– Have completed either the first year of the ISQua Fellowship Programme requirement, or the HPM-affiliated Master’s degree programme at the Harvard Chan School or an equivalent.

– Were born in and work or intend to return to work in Africa, Latin America or any Low or Middle Income Country, as identified by the World Bank.

– Have not been previously awarded an ISQua Education or Conference Fellowship.

Assssment

Applicants will be assessed on:
– The reason for the application
– The benefit of the Fellowship to the clinical or managerial role of the applicants
– The benefit of the Fellowship to the applicant’s professional career
– The benefit of the Fellowship to healthcare and quality in his/her home country
– An assessment of an applicant’s professional interest in Patient Safety

Key Skills and Attributes: 

– Fluency in written and spoken English
– Be from a low or lower-middle income country
– Be of good character with strong ethical integrity
– Experience in designing/implementing a quality improvement programme
– Dedication and motivation to quality improvement in healthcare

Required Documentation: 

– An up to date CV outlining your education and career to date (2 pages maximum)
– 2 referees to be current or recent employers (please include email addresses)
– The completed application form with personal statement
– Commitment from your home institution to provide you with a role in the organisation’s patient safety programme on completion of Fellowship.
– Letter of support from your employer, allowing you to retain employment whilst taking part in the programme.


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