The Excellence in Quality Improvement Certificate Program (EQUIP)
One of the strengths of the EQUIP Academic Certificate program lies in our internationally-recognized faculty team who are practicing clinicians and experts in the field of QI.
Faculty members have a track record executing QI projects successfully in an academic setting in which the projects not only succeeded, but also produced publications in high-impact journals such as JAMA Internal Medicine¸ Academic Medicine, and BMJ Quality & Safety.
Core faculty team members serve as the director or core faculty for various advanced QI training programs offered at the University of Toronto, including the first Masters of Science program in QI and Patient Safety in Canada, a longitudinal certificate program in QI, as well as an innovative faculty-trainee co-learning model for faculty development in QI (Academic Medicine 2017)
Core faculty team members have been instrumental in promoting QI as a recognized career path in the academic setting
Beyond the University of Toronto, members of our core faculty team have made significant contributions to national and international faculty development programs in QI and Patient Safety through collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Association of American Medical Colleges
Several members of our team trained and worked in other parts of Canada and the United States and have ongoing collaborations with Canadian US centres on multi-site QI initiatives, ensuring the relevance of EQUIP course in both the Canadian and American contexts.