Apply to be a 2021-2022 QISP Scholar!

The Quality & Innovation Scholars Program (QISP) is a unique six month long interdisciplinary, team-based practicum opportunity in healthcare quality improvement.

Each year after an application process, QISP scholars are paired with Duke University Health System faculty conducting forward-thinking Quality Improvement and Innovation work. In addition, scholars complete a formalized curriculum (IHI Open School Modules) and discussion sessions led by faculty members.

Examples of past project opportunities include:

  • Standardizing Text Paging to Improve Physician-Nurse Communication: A Pilot Study
  • Standardizing Protocols in the Duke Outpatient Clinic.
  • Developing patient literacy evaluation processes
  • Assessing the efficiency of primary-care-to-specialty-care referrals
  • Creating pediatric care guidelines and improving adherence to evidence based care
  • Reconciling quality indicators in surgery across multiple databases
  • Developing a balance sheet of provider performance to improve efficiency in outpatient, underserved settings


Applications to the Quality & Innovation Scholars Program 2021-2022 are NOW OPEN!

Due Friday, September 24th, 2021 at 11:59pm

Please contact with any questions.

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