Steven L. Coffee

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Steven Coffee

Steven L. Coffee, Lt Col, USAF
Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership Alumni


Read the article in “Consumers for Patient Safety” that highlights Lt. Col. Coffee and what led him to follow his passion for patient safety.

What is your background and current profession?

Air Force Officer, Human Capital Management Officer

Why did you choose this program/Reason for enrollment?

As a primary care giver to a chronically ill child, I learned early on of the importance of being able to properly advocate on my son’s behalf. The reputation of Georgetown, and the quality of healthcare professionals who include patients as partners in medicine made choosing this program easy.

For prospective students looking to enroll in an educational program, what advice would you give them?

The EMCQSL is essential for any professional who seeks to be a change agent in their field. The things I’ve learned apply not only in areas of medicine, but as a career active duty military officer, the knowledge and experiences gained from this program and Georgetown are used throughout the military. One of the greatest strengths of this program rest in the physicians, and professors, the professors display an amazing mix of theory and real world practice to provide a comprehensive and fresh approach to understanding the importance of Clinical Quality, Safety, and Leadership.