Cultivating the Future of Healthcare Quality Improvement Experts

Be a part of a world-class academic healthcare system at UChicago Medicine as a Quality Performance Improvement (QPI) Fellow on the Clinical Excellence team.

As a Fellow on the QPI team, be a change agent and partner with clinical and operational leaders across UCM to identify inefficiencies, develop solutions, and lead high priority improvement initiatives across the organization.

Our approach to improvement is founded on the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Model of Improvement (PDSA) and leverages additional QI and Lean methodologies to apply the best tool or technique for the situation. We know through research that successful implementation is a function of three key ingredients: Evidence, Context, and Facilitation. Our team is uniquely trained to balance all three factors as we support improvements across the health system.

As a High Reliability organization, we apply a system-wide approach to translate evidence into everyday practice by empowering provider decision-making at the point of care.

Administrative Fellowship Structure

Fellows will be mentored by a joint leadership team comprised of the Vice President of Clinical Performance Excellence, the QPI Manager, and a Quality Improvement Project Manager (QIPM).

The Fellow will support clinical and hospital operational-focused improvement endeavors to understand, improve and sustain high-value, patient-centered care across the community. The Fellow will apply and develop methods and tools within the core competencies of quality and process improvement, project management, and group facilitation to achieve project aims aligned with organizational goals. In conjunction with project work, the Fellow will have the opportunity to explore other interest areas and meet with senior leaders across the system.

Application Process

Fellowship Title: University of Chicago Medicine Quality Performance Improvement Fellowship

Program Length: 12 Months

UChicago Medicine will consider applications from all qualified candidates, but we do not sponsor work visas for administrative fellows. Qualified applicants will:

  • Have a master’s degree from an accredited MHA, MPH, MBA or a related program
  • Have a strong interest in health care quality and performance improvement
  • Demonstrate high leadership potential

As a member of NCAF, our Administrative Fellowship program will accept applications directly through NCAF’s National Administrative Centralized Application Service (NAFCAS).

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Program Timeline

The University of Chicago Medicine will abide by the guidelines set out by the National Council on Administrative Fellowships.

 Application Timeline  
Application Due Date Friday, September 29, 2023
 Preliminary Interviews Early/Mid October 2023
 Final Round Interviews Mid October 2023
Selection Announcement November 2023
Approximate Start Date  July 2024

Meet Our Current & Past QPI Administrative Fellows