Scholarly Projects in Patient Safety

Scholarly Projects in Patient Safety present Columbia University medical students a unique opportunity to expand their knowledge and skill set for conducting patient safety and health services research. Students interested in a scholarly project with the Patient Safety Research Program will have the opportunity to join an existing patient safety research project, or develop a new project based on a recent adverse event or root cause analysis, or a patient safety hazard observed during a clinical rotation. Students commit to four months of working on their project; the first two months (and preferably three months) need to be consecutive so students can be immersed in the team and project, under the supervision of Jason Adelman, MD, Chief Patient Safety Officer at NYP/Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The remaining months will be used for data analysis and writing a Capstone and possible research paper.

For more information about the Patient Safety Scholarly Projects Program, please send a correspondence to Jo Applebaum, Director of Research Science, Center for Patient Safety Research at