September 16-17, 2020

(Registration deadline August 18, 2020)

The Fundamentals of Healthcare Quality Improvement Two-Day Workshop is geared toward clinicians, health professions students, residents, fellows, and healthcare staff who want to learn about how to design and implement a quality improvement (QI) project or initiative.

This workshop is an introduction to key principles of QI and patient safety. Topics included are basic QI methods and tools, root cause analysis of adverse events, measuring and comparing quality, design and implementation of QI initiatives, managing change, and teamwork and communication.

Online access to required pre-workshop readings is provided in advance. Prior to the workshop, participants should identify a health care quality or patient safety issue that they want to improve. During the workshop, participants will actively apply the methods and tools taught, and design an actionable and feasible QI project.

Tuition (due with registration form):

  • $300 for UC Davis employees, UC Davis residents and fellows
  • UC Davis medical students register for MDS 486A (Spring 2020, 1 unit) at UCDSOM registrar’s office and pay regular course tuition and fees
  • $550 for all other participants

Cancellation and Refund Policy: A refund of tuition, less $50 administrative fee, will be allowed if requested in writing by August 25, 2020. No refunds will be provided after this date.

Attendees will receive a certificate of workshop completion and are eligible to apply for CME/CEU credits.

Location: UC Davis Administrative Support Building (ASB), Room 2310, 2450 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

Date and Time:
Wednesday, September 16, 2020: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday, September 17, 2020: 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Course Director: Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Healthcare Quality, UC Davis School of Medicine

If you are interested in registering for the two-day workshop, please use the following link:

For more information, you can view the workshop flyer (PDF).

Please register early - space is limited to 50 attendees.

ACCREDITATION: The University of California, Davis, Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, Davis, Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants: Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 13 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.