The Master Degree of Healthcare Quality and Safety (MHQS) provides clinicians and clinical administrators with the skills to lead and work effectively in quality improvement and safety initiatives. This one year degree program requires accepted students to move to Boston for the duration of the program. The model of instruction consists of intensive workshops, longitudinal seminar series and a capstone project. The goal of the program is to help students develop the operational skills required to lead quality and safety initiatives within their own health care organization.

This program begins on September 4, 2018 and concludes on May 28, 2019
Dr. Ajay Singh talks about the MMSCI Program
Dr. Ajay Singh discusses the program

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  • Program Format

    This residential, one-year degree program runs September through May. In addition to classroom learning, this new program incorporates traditional didactic lectures, case study discussions, interactive workshops, and technology-based exercises. The longitudinal seminar series is designed to complement didactic teaching by placing learned theory in the context of real healthcare environments.

  • Key Benefits of the Program


    •  Intensive, compressed format, designed to accelerate your ascent into a leadership role focused on healthcare quality and safety

    •  Distinguished faculty who are recognized leaders in some of the nation’s most prestigious healthcare systems

    • Residential program that allows for unparalleled exposure to best practices within Harvard’s network of academic medical centers and community hospitals

    • Learning model that combines concrete theory with applied learning

    • Dynamic format with large- and small-group cohorts to enhance learning through shared perspectives

    • Incredible community of professional peers that you can call upon long after the program is over

    • Capstone project that is aligned with your goals and interests

    • Carefully designed curriculum that focuses on all operational aspects of healthcare quality and safety

    • Exposure to best practices within the Harvard network of hospitals, including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, among others

  • Why Harvard Medical School

    Since its establishment in 1782, Harvard Medical School has become synonymous with excellence in biomedical research, education, and clinical care. Our world-class faculty continually push the boundaries of science and innovation as we strive to fulfill our mission to alleviate human suffering caused by disease.

    Consistent with this mission, the (MHQS) program aims to train and nurture the next generation of world leaders in patient-oriented research. The curriculum is delivered by leading Harvard clinical research faculty, whose expertise in patient-oriented investigation provide an unrivaled learning experience, thereby ensuring the success of each individual student. We invite you to join our academic community at Harvard Medical School and experience a program that will excite, challenge, and inspire as you embark on one of the most important journeys of your medical career.