Certificate in Healthcare Quality and Safety

How to Apply

Applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic cycle are now closed.

This is an on-site program in Philadelphia, PA. Students must be currently working in a healthcare setting. We are not accepting international students at this time. Reach out to chips@pennmedicine.upenn.edu with questions.

All applicants will be required to submit the following materials:

An updated CV detailing your relevant education and experience.

A one-page description of your career goals that includes a description of how the HQS certificate program meets your educational objectives.

Your personal statement should include the following:

  • A brief summary of your background and current role in healthcare
  • A description of why you are interested in the program and how you feel the program could advance your professional career goals
  • Consider sharing one or more examples of improvement opportunities in your environment that you would like to work on in the program (optional)

Unofficial transcripts from all past undergraduate and graduate degrees.

*If any of your degrees were received from outside of the United States, you will be required to submit Evaluated Transcripts in place of Unofficial Transcripts. In the application homepage, please choose “Certifile” to send your Evaluated Transcripts.

Two letters of recommendations are required from individuals who can speak to your academic or professional preparation and experience.

For applicants who are part of a training program, please include one letter of recommendation from your program director and one from a leader in quality and safety in your division/department.

There is a $75 application fee through the online application interface, which accepts credit cards.

Tuition Information

Costs listed below reflect the 2021-2022 academic year for HQS courses per CU. The Certificate in Healthcare Quality & Safety is 4CUs total (3 required HQS CUs).
0.5 CU 1 CU 2 CU 3 CU
Tuition $2,598 $5,196 $10,392 $15,588
General Fee $221 $442 $884 $1,776
Technology Fee $94 $188 $376 $564
Clinical Fee $324
Total $2,913 $5,826 $11,652 $18,252

Visit Student and Financial Services to view the cost of electives outside of HQS.

Penn CHIPS Health Equity Improvement Scholarship
Program Start Date: Fall 2023

Details for the 2023-2025 opportunity have not yet been released. Please check back at a later date.

Certificate in Healthcare Quality & Safety Scholarship

Program Start Date: Fall 2023

Details for the 2023-2025 opportunity have not yet been released. Please check back at a later date.

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