What You’ll Learn
The Executive Master’s in Clinical Quality, Safety and Leadership (CQSL) program provides an opportunity for sustained interprofessional learning, which is quite unique in healthcare education. The purpose of the Executive Master’s CQSL program is to immerse learners in advanced theory and concepts of healthcare quality, safety science and organizational leadership. With the teaching and mentorship of national and international experts, in addition to the core Georgetown faculty, learners will acquire working knowledge of key priorities in healthcare quality, patient safety science, and organizational leadership. The learners will develop a level of proficiency in the methods of these fields. The demonstration of learning will be evidenced by the completion and presentation of a mentored capstone project.
We opted to create an online program that represents the environment similar to that which healthcare providers and patients are engaged in their professional roles. The majority of the coursework will be provided asynchronously through an online learning management system (Canvas). The program requires one (1) four-day intensive onsite requirement. The residency provides the opportunity for learners to practice and apply the tools and principles introduced in the preceding online courses, and to participate in active learning with cohort members in a face-to-face format. The program has two starts each year, Fall and Spring.
During each semester, learners will take 2 courses along with 1 week of capstone work. The only exception is the summer semester where learners will take 1 course along with 1 week of the capstone. During the seventh course, the capstone will span 2 weeks to allow time for presentations.