ISQua offers a range of scholarship opportunities for participants to join the ISQua Community, such as Membership and Fellowship Programme access, annual Conference attendance and much more.
What is Involved in this Programme?
1. Knowledge and skills development
The Leape Fellow will be assigned a suitable 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). There will be between six and 10 virtual meetings between the mentor and Fellow throughout the year. In collaboration with the mentor, the Leape Fellow will create a curriculum designed to ensure learning on theories of patient safety, with a focus on measurement and interventions to decrease adverse events and harm.
2. Knowledge application
The main learning component is the development, planning, implementation and completion of an improvement project aimed at improving safety in a defined clinical area. Projects will be developed by the candidate and will advance patient safety and quality of care in the local environment.
To be considered for this programme, candidates must possess key skills and attributes. Candidates for the Leape Fellowship will be health professionals who:
- Are physicians who have completed their clinical training (specialty residency or equivalent) OR are health care providers who have completed training equivalent 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 written and signed 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 the first year of the ISQua Fellowship Programme, OR the HPM-affiliated Master’s degree programme at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health, OR an equivalent professional qualification in health policy or health management
- Were born in and work in Africa, Latin America or any LMIC or MIC, as identified by the World Bank
- Have not been previously awarded an ISQua Education or Conference Fellowship
- Are in the early to mid-part of their career.
Candidates are shortlisted based on their completed application form and, in particular, their personal statement. Successful candidates will take part in an online interview with a panel of ISQua Experts.
The process for 2021 is now closed. We will be taking applications for the 2022 Fellowship in mid-2021. Watch this space!