MHQS is designed for clinicians who aspire to leadership positions in health care quality, risk management and patient safety

Applicants should hold an advanced degree and possess at least three years of clinical experience.

Ideal candidates include:

  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Allied health care professionals

Students accepted into the program must demonstrate, through grades and performance in graduate level training, the potential to learn effectively in a challenging educational environment.

See the “Admissions” tab for a complete list of prerequisites.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be well positioned to pursue leadership roles including Director of Patient Safety, Assistant or Associate Quality Officer, and Director of Patient Relations and Risk.

Why Choose 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.