Academics

Certificate in Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation

The Pritzker School of Medicine (PSOM) and the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation have worked together to design a Certificate in Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation for Pritzker medical students at the University of Chicago.

The Certificate in Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation (HDSI) is designed to offer Pritzker medical students structured training in healthcare delivery sciences in the context of their four-year medical school program by leveraging the strengths of the University of Chicago Medicine Center for Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation. The HDSI Certificate Program requirements build on the foundation of the required curriculum for medical students, incorporating additional coursework and field experiences in real-life healthcare settings and value-added role to emphasize healthcare delivery science and innovation principles.

HDSI Certificate Requirements for Medical Students

Two of the following courses are required:

  • MEDC 30114 Scholarship & Discovery Health Care Delivery Systems
    • 50 units, MS1 Spring Quarter
  • SRP Elective for HDSI-related projects 
    • MS1 Spring Quarter
  • CCTS 46001 Quality and Safety
    • 50 units, typically offered in Autumn Quarter
  • Completion of 13 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Modules for Certificate in Quality and Safety (http://www.ihi.org/education/IHIOpenSchool/Courses/Pages/OpenSchoolCertificates.aspx

Students may petition to substitute a similar course offered through another University of Chicago graduate school to meet this requirement.

Two elective curricular experiences (may be completed via any combination of the following options):

Students may petition to substitute an experience of similar effort to meet this requirement.

The goal of the certificate is to become involved and educated about Healthcare Delivery Science and Innovation at the University of Chicago.

Required: At least 16 HDSI-sponsored events/lectures advertised through the HDSI listhost and website.

Participation in these events will be documented via submission in Canvas which includes a brief reflection.

These events will include at least 12 Journal Clubs, Lectures, Outcomes Research Workshops, etc, and 4 of the required options below:

Required: Choose 4 from the following:

For medical students, the scholarly project that is part of the S&D Health Services and Data Science/Healthcare Delivery Innovation Science tracks may serve as the practicum.  Please note, you do not need to be part of these S&D tracks in order to be eligible for the HDSI Certificate Program.

Participation in a Kaizen event will also count toward the practicum requirement.

 

Application Process

Interested Pritzker students will attend an information session coordinated by PSOM and HDSI in January. The application will open in January and close on February 20th at noon. First and second-year medical students are eligible to apply.

You can access the application at this link.

Application Components

  • Student contact information
  • Student CV
  • Personal statement (1-3 pages) describing their interest in healthcare delivery science and how the certificate aligns with the student’s career goals

Certificate applications will be reviewed and approved by the HDSI Certificate Program committee.
Please contact Kayla Scales with questions.