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Clinical Fellowship in Quality and Safety Leadership

Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD
Program Director

Wallace Crandall, MD, MMM
Program Director

Emily Shumaker
Program Coordinator

The Clinical Fellowship in Quality and Safety Leadership at Nationwide Children’s Hospital provides fellows the experience and tools to drive improvements in quality of care and patient safety and ultimately lead quality and safety programs in hospitals and hospital systems. Graduates will be well prepared to eventually assume leadership positions such as Chief Quality and Safety Officer, Medical Director for Quality Improvement or Chief Medical Officer.

This two-year, fully funded fellowship admits one trainee per year on or about July 1. The program is integrated with the Masters of Business Operational Excellence (MBOE) at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business. A stipend is included for the appropriate level of training and MBOE program costs. This fellowship program is unique in that it is both pediatric-focused and leads to an advanced degree.

The fellowship program utilizes a mixture of didactic training, smallgroup/ seminar discussions, teaching and hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to broaden competencies. The fellow is exposed to several areas within the hospital’s quality infrastructure, including designing and implementing quality and safety initiatives, quality strategic planning, accreditation and certifications, physician performance evaluation and root cause analyses. The fellow also will have direct access to and learn from senior leaders and executives at Nationwide Children’s.

The Quality and Safety Fellowship Advantage

Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive Columbus, Ohio 43205 614.722.2000