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Through rigorous and comprehensive, yet flexible programs, UIC helps visionary healthcare professionals become even stronger, more successful leaders in healthcare quality and safety.

UIC’s programs were created by, and are facilitated by, the Department of Medical Education in the UIC College of Medicine – one of the country’s best medical schools and the largest in the United States.


The Commission on Accreditation of Health Management Education (CAHME) approved certification for UIC’s
Patient Safety Leadership program. UIC now offers one of the first CAHME Certified programs in Quality and Safety in North America. Certified status is a mark of quality and indicates committment to participate in the establishment of distinct accreditation standards for master’s level healthcare quality and safety education.

Choose between the following online Patient Safety Leadership programs in Quality and Safety: Heading link

  • Master of Science in Patient Safety Leadership

  • Graduate Certificate in Patient Safety Essentials in Quality and Safety

  • Two Professional Development Courses: Digital Health and Essentials for Clinicians in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Core Principles of the Program Heading link

  • Patient safety and quality improvement

    UIC is a pioneering founder in patient safety education and thought leadership, allowing the institution to create a rigorous curriculum that bases its lectures on contemporary evidence.

  • Leadership and organizational management

    UIC’s program creates leaders who will stand at the forefront of the change in safety culture across the health care industry.

  • Teamwork and communication

    Creating a culture of safety across an organization takes compliance from multiple departments with varying roles and responsibilities. Students will leave the program knowing how to communicate with and lead an interdisciplinary team.

Who Are Our Students? Heading link

UIC’s online programs are designed for clinical and non-clinical working professionals in patient safety and the delivery of quality healthcare, including:

  • Physicians
  • Quality improvement professionals
  • Nurses
  • Health administrators
  • Pharmacists
  • Health services researchers
  • Risk managers

This program will grow you in ways you will not expect. You will gain an invaluable perspective into the paths fellow health care providers have taken to be successful in improving patient care.

Angela Boord  |  MS in PSL, Class of 2015