Deadline for UPenn CHIPS 2019 Fellowship is November 30

Ilse Garcia Ilse.Garcia at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
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ANNOUNCEMENT
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence

The Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for our new Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence. This two-year fellowship has been established in partnership with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine through a grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The foundation grant will provide a stipend for one individual each year from the University of Pennsylvania has been accepted into the CHIPS fellowship program. The CHIPS fellowship program is a two-year degree granting program resulting in a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research degree with a concentration in Healthcare Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.  Candidates for the CHIPS Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence must possess a commitment to a career in improving diagnosis and/or addressing diagnostic error with a focus on testing and implementing new strategies into clinical practice.

The call for the CHIPS Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence is currently open for the 2019-2020 academic year. The deadline for applications is November 30, 2018.

Each year, diagnostic errors affect 12 million adults in outpatient settings and are responsible for an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 hospital deaths. They are the most common, the costliest, and the most dangerous type of paid medical malpractice claims and the most common cause of medical errors reported by patients. The Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence was developed to encourage and support careers dedicated to improving diagnosis.
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Eligibility Successful candidates will have advanced training (MD or advanced practice degree or other significant qualifying experience) and possess a commitment to a career in improving diagnosis and/or addressing diagnostic error. Selection will be based on the candidate qualifications and the quality of their proposed project or area of interest within the field of diagnostic excellence.

Application Process To be eligible for funding through the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, you must apply to and be accepted into the CHIPS fellowship program and commit to proposed work related to diagnostic excellence. You will also be required to apply to the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Fellowship as the programs are linked together.

In addition to the local infrastructure and mentorship at Penn through CHIPS and the MSHP, SIDM will provide additional support. Through SIDM, fellows in diagnostic excellence are connected with the leading researchers in diagnostic error and given networking opportunities within the SIDM community. Each fellow is assigned a national SIDM mentor in the area of their desired expertise who provides guidance and mentorship on their projects (on-site or remotely). They participate in webinars and journal clubs developed for them in topics of interest related to their projects. Fellows present their projects and participate in our annual meeting on diagnostic error in medicine and are encouraged to submit their work for review and publication in Diagnosis and other peer-reviewed journals.

Additional information about the CHIPS fellowship and how to apply can be found at: http://www.med.upenn.edu/chips/. Questions about the CHIPS fellowship should be directed to Jennifer Myers MD  jennifer.myers at uphs.upenn.edu<mailto:jennifer.myers at uphs.upenn.edu> or Kathy Shaw MD MSCE  shaw at email.chop.edu<mailto:shaw at email.chop.edu>. Additional information about the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Fellowship can be found at https://www.improvediagnosis.org/page/SIDMFellowship. Questions about the MSHP program should be directed to Judy Shea PhD sheaja at mail.med.upenn.edu<mailto:sheaja at mail.med.upenn.edu> or Rachel Werner MD PhD at rwerner at upenn.edu<mailto:rwerner at upenn.edu>.
Additional information about the MSHP Program and how to apply can be found at https://mshp.med.upenn.edu/.



Ilse GarcĂ­a Romero
Marketing and Communications Associate
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM)
Ilse.garcia at improvediagnosis.org<mailto:Ilse.garcia at improvediagnosis.org>
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Moderator: David Meyers, Board Member, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine


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