Clinical Quality Improvement Program (CQIP)

What is CQIP?

The Clinical Quality Improvement Program (CQIP) is a 10-month course designed to build capability in leading improvement work in health care, with a focus on clinical quality improvement projects. The program includes a mix of theory and experiential learning, along with individual coaching and a community of practice. Saskatchewan’s Clinical Quality Improvement Program is a sister program to Intermountain Healthcare’s internationally recognized mini-Advanced Training program that has been adapted for Saskatchewan’s health care system.

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Who should participate in the Clinical Quality Improvement Program?

CQIP is designed for actively practising health care clinicians in a clinical context or setting from across Saskatchewan, including non-physicians and teams. CQIP is for all care settings — including long-term, community, acute, and primary care.

While participants do not require previous quality improvement experience to take this program, some exposure is recommended. CQIP’s focus is on clinical quality improvement, but the knowledge and skills developed through this program can be applied to a diverse range of improvement projects.

CQIP’s strong links to Appropriateness of Care

CQIP supports the Appropriateness of Care Program by providing physicians and other clinicians in Saskatchewan with the training required to lead clinical improvement projects, particularly those with clear alignment with health system strategic priorities.

Important dates and deadlines

  • Applications for Cohort 5 are now closed
  • To be notified when applications for Cohort 6 are open, please add your name to the waitlist
  • Please see below to learn about special considerations for CQIP during COVID-19
  • To further discuss the program please contact the CQIP program coordinator
Special considerations for Cohort 5 during COVID-19

Due to the current realities of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cohort 5 will be offered exclusively online. The program content and objectives remain the same, however, the delivery method for the Learning Labs, which have been to date offered in person, will be adapted for a virtual context.

Multiple virtual platforms will be used to support this Cohort’s learning and networking components (e.g. Moodle, Slack, Webex).  Participants for this Cohort should be comfortable using technology, have a personal computer with reliable internet access and webcam, and have the administrative rights to download required software and applications.

Apply to CQIP

Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a clinical quality improvement leader? To apply to the Clinical Quality Improvement Program, applicants must submit an Application Form, Project Sponsor Form, and Program Sponsor Form before the cohort’s application deadline. Further instructions are provided in the CQIP Application Guide.

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View past participant projects

View projects from past cohort participants.


Contact the CQIP program coordinator

To contact the CQIP program coordinator, please visit the contact us page for the most up-to-date contact information.

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