CHDS Educational Programs

About Our Programs

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 present a certificate of completion to each fellow upon fulfillment of all requirements.

Meet Our Fellows
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.

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

(414) 955-7431
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