Overview of Programs
The Center for Healthcare Studies at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine is a leader in research and education. We currently offer the following educational programs:
Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety (HQPS)
The relatively new disciplines of healthcare quality and patient safety have emerged as central to the development of good healthcare, and require acquisition of substantive knowledge and skills. The goal of these programs is to educate the next generation of quality improvement innovators and patient safety leaders. Northwestern University offers three graduate level programs in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. These programs are all part-time and do not require students to live in the Chicago area.
Graduate Programs in Health Services and Outcomes Research (HSOR)
Offering a two-year, part-time Master of Science degree, two five-course Certificates, and a new full-time integrated PhD program in Health Sciences, the graduate program in Health Services and Outcomes Research aims to prepare leaders in the health sciences through interdisciplinary coursework, faculty mentorship, and emphasis on methodological rigor and writing. The program is recommend for graduate and post-graduate researchers seeking to investigate and address issues related to the the delivery and outcomes of healthcare, such as its safety, quality, equity, and cost-effectiveness.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in Health Services Research
The mission of the Northwestern University Health Services Research Integrated Fellowship is to help ensure adequate numbers of highly trained individuals are available to carry out the the national health services research agenda of improving the quality and safety of health care, improving access and healthcare equity, and appraising the effectiveness of healthcare structures and costs. The program is open to professionals who have a Medical Degree (MD) and researchers who are pursuing or have completed a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). The experience centers around relationships developed between fellows and distinguished faculty mentors and is supplemented by formal coursework. Fellows may choose to expand the scope of formal coursework by completing one of the following Master's Degrees:
MS in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety:
We are no longer accepting applications for summer 2013 admission.
We will begin to accept applications for summer 2014 admission on September 1, 2013.
MS and Certificate Programs in Health Services and Outcomes Research:
2013 Online Application now available!
Application Deadline: June 15, 2013
Graduate Programs in Healthcare
Quality and Patient Safety:
Graduate Programs in Health
Services and Outcomes Research:
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Program in
Health Services and Outcomes Research:
Allen Heinemann, PhD
Fellowship Program Director