Excellence in Quality Improvement Certificate Program (EQUIP)

The goal of the EQUIP is to train current and future clinicians and leaders working at university-affiliated academic health centres or clinics to build capacity in QI.

Course Content

EQUIP’s enriched content and deeper dive into QI methodologies make projects more likely to succeed, and will prepare participants to maximize their project’s impact and receive academic recognition for their work. Learn more here.


This course is delivered through:

  • Six full days of virtual training over the course of nine months that feature a mix of didactic and interactive small group sessions and peer presentations (designed to allow participants from outside Toronto to attend)
  • Eight monthly webinars from August 2024-March 2025 serve as project check points and provide the opportunity for faculty to provide distance coaching for QI project work and peers to learn from each other

Each participants is assigned a one-on-one faculty coach to provide guidance and support throughout the program to help them recognize and avoid common missteps.

Target Audience

  • Academic faculty seeking to more meaningfully integrate QI into their clinical work or scholarly activities.
  • Senior trainees wanting to make QI an academic career focus.
  • Health professionals in advanced practice or leadership positions working in academic health centres.

Program Impact

Our internationally-recognized faculty team are practicing clinicians and experts in the field of QI, whose members have a track record not only in executing QI projects successfully in an academic setting, but also producing publications in high-impact journals such as JAMA Internal Medicine¸ Academic Medicine, and BMJ Quality & Safety. For a full list of course faculty and speakers, click here.

Core faculty team members serve as directors or core faculty members for various advanced QI training programs offered at UofT, including the first Masters of Science program in QIPS in Canada, a longitudinal certificate program in QI, as well as an innovative faculty-trainee co-learning model for faculty development in QI.

Beyond the University of Toronto, members of our core faculty team have made significant contributions to national and international faculty development programs in QIPS through collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Brian Wong

Lisha Lo
Course coordinator

Session Details

Time commitment:
• Six days of virtual training (July 30-31, 2024 and May 7-9, 2025), and monthly webinars (Aug. 2024 to Mar. 2025)
• Half-day per week for individual project work in addition to the virtual sessions and webinars

Location: Virtual

Registration Fee: $6,995 (CAD)

The EQUIP application period is currently closed. Please contact us for any inquires.

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