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Apply for Quality Leadership Academy 2021-2022

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021

QLA diagramWe are pleased to announce the Quality Leadership Academy 2021-2022 for residents and fellows.

Academy Goals 

University of Iowa Health Care has designed a comprehensive program to provide physicians-in-training an introduction to healthcare quality, patient safety, and leadership. Overall academy goals include: 

  • Expanding participants’ knowledge, skills, and abilities that are critical in today’s changing healthcare environment.
  • Demonstrating outcomes in leading and increasing the effectiveness of project, operational, research, or clinical teams.
  • Strengthening our UI Health Care culture by building networks to provide ongoing feedback and support systems.

Academy Selection 

This program is targeted at Resident and Fellows who exhibit high potential as emerging leaders in their programs. Participants are self-nominated but must have the support of their Program Directors.

Potential participants must submit an application that includes a commitment to attend all sessions and participate fully in the program. Failure to complete the program may result in an estimated $1200 cost of the program being charged back to the participant’s department. 

Applications will be reviewed and participants selected by a panel. The selection process is designed to create the most qualified and diverse group to enhance learning from each other and to reflect the breadth of UI Health Care's mission. Approximately 15-20 applicants will be selected to participate. Download brochure.

Academy Structure

  • Leadership training will be carried out in six, full day sessions beginning in August 2021.
  • There will be course work preparation for each session.
  • Pagers and cell phones will not be allowed in the sessions.

Participants will be engaged in active learning experiences throughout the program

  • Self-Assessments
  • LeadershipDevelopment Plans
  • Course Work Prep
  • Small GroupDiscussions
  • Role Playing
  • Case Studies
  • Peer Networking

Nominations, Applications, and Information

There are two steps to the application process. Each step must be completed in full by to June 25, 2021.

  1. An application must be filled out by the participant.
  2. The participant’s program director must fill out the Nomination form.

Please submit both forms to:

Chad McPherson at cmmcpher@healthcare.uiowa.edu