Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

6 University Setting Curriculum

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation placed significant energy into Patient Safety Curriculum & Education development for healthcare professionals from 2018-2020. We have assembled a Workgroup to create a core curriculum that can be applied across all health professions. Dr. Steven Scheinman and Dr. Margrit (Peggy) Shoemaker, from Geisinger Commonwealth, Co-Chair the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Patient Safety Curriculum Workgroup. This dedicated group is in the midst of developing core curricula which will include the following elements:

  • Ownership of patient safety and quality embedded within the professional identity formation for all health caregivers;
  • Core curriculum common to all health professions. The fundamental elements of the core curriculum will include:
    • Leadership training
    • Interprofessional team-based models
    • Definition of competencies to be achieved, outcomes to be assessed and milestones (which will be specialty-specific) to be identified for each stage of one’s professional career (UME, GME and unsupervised practice, across all professions)
    • Focusing beyond care of the individual patient to address systems of care


Welcome to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) curricular resource. It is our mission to provide curricular materials that are adaptable to clinical learners across professional development, applicable across healthcare professions, emphasizing the benefits of team- based care and highlighting patient and family voices in the healthcare experience. By doing

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