Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Center for Education in Health Sciences

Directors' Message

Kevin B. Weiss, MD, MPH
  • Co-Director, Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University

"Following the release of the Institute of Medicine's reports, "To Err is Human" and "Crossing the Quality Chasm", there has been a tremendous increase in interest in healthcare quality and patient safety. These reports also resulted in increases in the breadth and complexity of information related to the sciences of managing healthcare quality and patient safety."

Donna Woods, EdM, PhD
  • Co-Director, Graduate Programs in Healthcare Quality & Patient Safety
  • Research Associate Professor
  • Feinberg School of Medicine and The Graduate School Northwestern University

“There are many problems with the US healthcare system. Only ~50 percent of patients receive recommended treatments based on the best evidence and deaths due to medical errors are now the fifth to eighth leading cause of death in the US. There is a growing need for healthcare professionals of all disciplines to master the theory and methods essential for improving quality and patient safety of our US healthcare system."

Application Deadlines

apply for summer 2018

Early Admission: January 7, 2018
Final Admission: April 29, 2018


We offer scholarship opportunities that will provide 50 percent of the tuition costs of the Master of Science degree. 

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