There is a growing national need for clinicians and health care leaders trained in quality and patient safety who can work within, lead, and sustain a culture of continuous improvement. The Certificate program provides opportunities for UC Davis students and faculty from all schools to learn healthcare improvement, and serves as a valuable qualification in the current environment. It focuses on key concepts in implementing, evaluating and sustaining population-level improvement initiatives. For a more in depth decription of the program, please see: Certificate Program in Healthcare Improvement (pdf)
Key objectives are to increase learners’ ability to (1) understand and apply tools and strategies designed to improve healthcare (2) actively participate in interprofessional teams to implement population-level changes, (3) contribute to or lead organizational change management efforts. The multidisciplinary, interprofessional Certificate program incorporates a hybrid education format, combining distance learning with face-to-face problem-based learning. Faculty experts will mentor learners’ improvement projects. The program includes the following experiences:

Certificate in Healthcare Improvement


Click here (DOCX) for the application form. 

Program coordinator: Carol Howle, Office of Medical Education, UC Davis School of Medicine.
Email:        Telephone: 916-734-0492

Program director: Ulfat Shaikh, MD, MPH, MS, Director of Healthcare Quality, UC Davis School of Medicine.