Scholarship and Professional Development Opportunities

Disseminating Your QI Work

We can think creatively about ways to disseminate our results with others – from a blog, to commentaries, to presentations, to a QI report, to a more traditional peer-reviewed publication. Here are some avenues to consider.


  • Share your improvement experiences with other colleagues engaged in improvement work via Quorum (hosted by Ontario Health)

  • Share your experience with patients through HealthyDebate 

  • Many medical journals have associated blogs that would be good venues to share reflections


The following conferences offer great opportunities to present primary care QI work:

Peer-reviewed publications

Full research papers can be published in a number of reputable journals. If a full research paper seems out of reach, here are some other options to consider:

QI Professional Development

Maintaining knowledge and skills to improve quality is required to nurture a culture of curiosity and desire for ‘better’. There are many opportunities to continue your education in this regard:

Certificate programs:

Degree programs:


Resources for Faculty

Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (CQuIPS) Certificate Course & Excellence in Quality Improvement Certificate Program (EQUIP) 

The DFCM Quality and Innovation program offers funding to offset $2,500 of the cost for the CQuIPS Certificate Course or the EQUIP Certificate Program . More information about each program is listed below. 

Certificate Course 

·        Fundamental QIPS skills including process mapping, change concepts, PDSA, run charts and how to lead change

·        Prepares participants for successful execution of QI initiatives

·        Intended audience:

  • Health professionals in practice (e.g., clinicians, allied health professionals, administrators) whose work or role actively involves QI or patient safety
  • Senior trainees seeking to make QI or patient safety a career focus in either an academic or a community-based setting

·        Taught through 20 half-day in-person sessions delivered over ten months 

·        Longitudinal QI project with one-on-one faculty membership

·        $4,995 for physicians; $2,995 for residents, fellows, trainees, and health professionals


·        Deeper dive into QI methodologies prepares participants to maximize project impact and receive academic recognition for their work

·        Builds capacity in academic departments and universities

·        Intended audience:

  • Academic faculty looking to integrate QI more meaningfully into clinical or scholarly activities
  • Health professionals in advanced practice or leadership positions working in academic health centres
  • Senior trainees seeking to make QI an academic career focus

·        Taught virtually – six full-day sessions with monthly webinars in between

·        Longitudinal QI project with one-on-one faculty coach

·        $6,500 CAD

For more information about this opportunity please email