Academy Goals

University of Iowa Health Care and Chief Quality Officer James Murphy, MD have designed a comprehensive program that addresses core characteristics and skills needed to lead effectively in an academic health care environment. This programming is designed for Residents and Fellows and runs concurrently with the Executive Leadership Academy. Overall academy goals include:

  • This program offers a unique opportunity for House Officers to learn the foundational skills and get practical 1:1 mentoring, laying a groundwork for an academic career in Quality and Patient Safety.
  • Participants will complete a quality or safety project during the academy in application of skills and knowledge, mentored by clinical leadership.
  • Gain insight into quality and safety work at UIHC and opportunities for provider engagement.
  • Expand participants’ leadership knowledge, skills, and abilities critical in today’s changing academic health care environment.
  • Strengthening our UI Health Care culture by building networks to provide ongoing feedback and support systems.

The application window for 2024-2025 is open until July 12, 2024. Completed applications should be submitted to

Quality Leadership Academy Schedule

1Quality: Quality 101 with Chief Quality Officer, Quality Improvement Program, QI Resources, & Successful QI Work at UIHC
Leadership: Role of the Leader, Mission, Vision, & Values
Friday, August 23, 2024
2Quality: Project Design, Defining the Problem, Measuring the Problem
Leadership: Project Management, Organizational Change
Friday, October 25, 2024
3Quality: Measuring the Problem II, Analyzing the Problem, Examining Safety through Surgical Practices
Leadership: Art of Negotiation
Friday, December 6, 2024
4Quality: Implementing Quality Improvement, Managing Change, Standardization and Control of Quality Improvement, Leveraging Qualitative Methods, QI Simulation Work
Leadership: Revenue Cycle
Friday, January 24, 2025
5Quality: Standardization and Control of Quality Improvement II, Infection Prevention, QI and Population Health, Patient-Centered QI, Managing Change
Leadership: Managing Conflict, Inclusive Leadership
Friday, March 7, 2025
6&7ELA & QLA Project PresentationsFriday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, 2025

All sessions are full-day commitments starting at 8 a.m.

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