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Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Distinction

Application Deadline: January 31 of MS3 (first requirement Spring of MS1)

The M.D. with Distinction in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety provides the opportunity to learn the methodologies of quality improvement and the practical experience of participating in quality improvement projects. Earning an M.D. with Distinction means you put forth the effort to deliver the highest quality health care throughout your career.

Individuals satisfying the program requirements will be recognized at graduation as graduating with the degree of Doctor of Medicine, with a Distinction in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.

Distinction Timeline Highlights

  • Jan. 31 of MS3
    Complete the distinction application.
  • Aug. 15 of MS4
    Confirm you are still seeking the distinction and verify progress toward completion of all requirements.
  • Jan. 1 of MS4
    Complete all required courses.
  • March 15 of MS4
    Complete thesis and thesis presentation.
    Sign and turn in your final thesis copy to the Office of Student Affairs for submission to the Library.

Contact Us

W. Gary Reed, M.D.

Associate Dean for Quality, Safety, and Outcomes Education

Headmaster, UT Southwestern Academic Colleges

Professor, Internal Medicine

Phone: 214-648-8631

Gary Reed, M.D.

Virginia Pineda-Dow

Program Coordinator

Phone: 214-648-8631