About VAQS

The VA Quality Scholars Fellowship Program develops the next generation of health professionals to improve healthcare through innovations, quality improvement, and patient safety.

Our Vision

Upon completing this quality improvement fellowship program, fellows will demonstrate competence in:

  • Interprofessional Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Improvement Methods and Skills

  • Organization and System Leadership for Quality and Safety

  • Research

  • Teaching and Learning

Our Mission

The Mission of this quality improvement fellowship program is to develop leaders, researchers, and educators who can:

  • Apply knowledge and methods of health care improvement for the care of Veterans
  • Innovate and continually improve healthcare within and outside of VA
  • Teach health professionals about quality improvement and patient safety
  • Perform scholarly activities that contribute new knowledge to the quality and value of healthcare

Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Curriculum

  • QI Core and Fellows’ Forum
  • Methods and Analysis
  • Leading Healthcare Improvement
  • Career and Scholarship

Mentored Scholarship

  • Cutting Edge QI Research
  • Implement QI Initiatives

Interprofessional Education & Collaboration

  • Fellows’ Network
  • Blog
  • Summer Institute
  • Interactive international seminars
  • Participation in local, regional & national initiatives