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Certificate Course in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Course Directors:

Dr. Eric Monteiro

Dr. Adina Weinerman

Associate Course Directors:

Marie Pinard

Dr. Amanda Mayo

Program Coordinator:
Session Details:

Tuesday afternoons (20 in-person sessions from Sept 2020 to June 2021) from 12:30 to 4:30 PM.

Time Commitment:

One day per week for in-person classes, assignments, and individual QI project work.

Course Locations:

C-QuIPS – SickKids Site
Suite 630, 525 University Avenue
Toronto, ON M5G 2L3

Tuition (2020-2021):

Tuition Fees (2020-2021 rates):
Physicians: $4995
Residents/fellows/trainees: $2995
Health Professionals: $2995

Course Content

The Certificate Course covers a wide range of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety topics, and goes into greater depth in areas that are fundamental to the successful execution of a QI initiative (e.g. process mapping, change concepts, PDSA, run charts, leading change). For a more detailed listing of the course syllabus, please click here.


Bi-weekly in-person sessions (20 total) that combine didactic lectures, interactive exercises, small and large group discussions and special presentations. We pay special attention to providing dedicated time for participants to network with course faculty, coaches and other participants throughout the year.

Participants apply their in-class learning to a QI project carried out in their workplace; we assign each participant a 1-on-1 coach to provide guidance and support throughout the year.

Target Audience

Health professionals in practice (e.g. clinicians, allied health professionals, administrators) whose work or role actively involves QI or patient safety.
Senior trainees seeking to make QI or patient safety a career focus in either an academic or a community-based setting.

Core Faculty and Speakers

The Certificate Course invites a group of engaging speakers who are clinicians or health care leaders that are highly-respected experts in their fields. We carefully select speakers with different professional backgrounds who work in a variety of different clinical settings so that they can share their unique perspectives on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety. For a full list of course faculty and speakers, please click here.

How to Apply

To be eligible, interested applicants must be able to undertake a QI project at their current healthcare institution with the support of their sponsor while being able to attend the in-person sessions.

A complete application includes:
Applicant Information
Personal Statement
Abbreviated CV
Two Letters of Support

Please check back in March 2021 for 2021-2022 applications.

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