The Penn Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety (Penn CHIPS) at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the nation’s leading hubs for education and leadership to improve the quality of healthcare for all patients. Penn CHIPS trains students in healthcare quality and safety in an inter-professional learning environment and provides mentored experiences that empower them to improve the quality of healthcare delivery in their chosen area of interest. The mission of the Penn Center for Healthcare Improvement & Patient Safety is to improve the quality of healthcare for patients and patient populations by training the next generation of practitioners, leaders, and researchers in quality improvement and patient safety science.
Compensation is a $3,000 stipend.
Any questions should be directed Stacey Riley at Stacey.firstname.lastname@example.org or to Dr. Neha Patel at email@example.com
The Penn CHIPS Internship scope and expectations are outlined below and may vary slightly based on the needs and requirements of the office/entity where the intern participates.
Basic Function and Responsibilities:
Interns will work with a local quality/safety office or team at CHOP or UPHS on existing initiatives. Typical responsibilities can include but are not limited to:
Duration and Time Commitment:
Hybrid (remote and in-person)
The Penn CHIPS Medical Student Summer Internship is led by Neha Patel, MD, MD; Director of Resident and Student Initiatives. The intern will join members of a QS team at either CHOP or UPHS and will have a dedicated individual from that team assigned as a team lead/mentor.