Shaping Future Healthcare Quality Leaders

PQA is committed to producing the next generation of leaders in health care qualityPQA provides healthcare quality experience to students and graduates from a wide variety of disciplines. All students and early-career professionals gain valuable experience in healthcare quality, measure development and stewardship, research and education in a non-profit association setting. 

PQA Executive Fellowship
The PQA Postdoctoral Executive Fellowship serves to produce the next generation of leaders in healthcare quality through a full-time, 12-month program based in the thriving Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. The Executive Fellow collaborates with a wide variety of stakeholders at a national level to impact the quality of care patients receive. The program’s foundation begins with the applicant’s interests to foster development of core skill sets in:

  • Project management
  • Quality metric design and implementation
  • Non-profit administration and association management
  • Healthcare quality research
Summer Executive Internship
The PQA Summer Executive Internship, sponsored by Pharmacy Quality Solutions (PQS), is a competitive, paid summer executive internship that provides experience in non-profit association management with an emphasis on healthcare quality and a focus on:
  • Member Communications
  • Education
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Medication Use Quality Strategic Initiatives
Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential (APPE) Rotation
PQA offers a competitive experiential rotation that provides opportunities in several focus areas, including:
  • Non-profit and Association Management 
  • Medication Use Quality Education
  • Member Communications
  • Research & Performance Measurement
MPH Practicum Program
PQA offers internship opportunities and field experience to MPH students across all public health disciplines. Working from a national platform in the greater Washington, D.C. metro area, or remotely, practicum students are immersed in the healthcare quality landscape with a focus on appropriate medication use, health equity, and patient experience. Development of core skillsets in the following areas is a key feature of the program. The program’s foundation begins with the applicant’s interests to foster development of core skill sets in:
  • Health Services Research Methods
  • Quality Measurement
  • Research Communications
  • Diverse Stakeholder Engagement 

Learn more about PQA's student and professional programs:

PQA Executive Fellowship Summer Executive Internship Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiential (APPE) Rotation MPH Practicum Program