CHDS Educational Programs

About Our Programs

Education Overview
The educational goal of the Collaborative for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS) is to cultivate the next generation of clinician-researchers. The CHDS Educational Programs provide an instructional framework for trainees, starting with foundational knowledge for summer medical students and progressing to applied, independent healthcare delivery projects for healthcare delivery science fellows. We expect learners to develop projects that focus on the care patients receive, that seek to improve safety, quality, and/or patient experience, and that will improve patient outcomes for the same or lower cost.
Fellowship Program

The one-year CHDS mentored fellowship begins July 1 and extends through the following June 30. Fellows will lead their own project(s) and may also join project teams led by CHDS faculty. Through these experiential activities and accompanying didactic curricular activities, fellows will gain the skills needed to lead future work in the science of healthcare delivery.

The Fellowship will combine classes and experiential learning with a focus on finding innovative solutions to problems in healthcare delivery. We developed a curriculum which has both core competencies in healthcare delivery science and specific skill emphasis related to a fellow’s project. Self-identification of knowledge gaps informs the tailoring of the fellowship curriculum to meaningfully guide participants toward an advanced level of proficiency and healthcare delivery expertise. We will present a certificate of completion to each fellow upon fulfillment of all requirements.

Individuals who have a doctoral degree, or who will complete one by June 30, 2021, are eligible to apply. The process begins with an Interest Survey in which you will let us know about:

  • your background
  • your experience with quality improvement and research
  • how you think this fellowship will support your career goals

Complete the Interest Survey

Completed Interest Surveys will be reviewed by the CHDS Education Team. Individuals whose experience and interests align with those of CHDS will be asked to complete a full application which includes the following:

  • CV
  • Letter of Intent
  • Types of Healthcare Delivery Science projects of interest to you or that you may wish to lead
  • Faculty with whom you hope to work during the fellowship year
  • Two letters of reference

CHDS Fellows 2019-20 and 2020-21

Complete the Interest Survey

Medical Student Training

During the summer between M1 and M2 year, medical students participate in didactic activities designed to expose them to healthcare delivery science concepts. Guided by work on a mentored project, students grow in their understanding of basic healthcare delivery science concepts and integrate that knowledge into a project presentation.

Student selection begins during Fall of the M1 year. CHDS core faculty nominate trainees with whom they would like to work. Interested students may reach out to CHDS faculty whose research interests align with their own.

CHDS 2018 Summer Students

CHDS 2019 Summer Students

CHDS 2020 Summer Students

Contact Us

Collaborative for Healthcare Delivery Science (CHDS)
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

(414) 955-7431
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