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Applications are now being accepted for 2024 AELPS sessions! Apply by February 11, 2024.

What is The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (AELPS)?

Initially founded in 2005, The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (formerly known as The Telluride Patient Safety Summer Camps) began with a mission to redesign medical education to include a greater appreciation for patient safety.  Sessions have evolved into transformative 4-day, immersive workshops convening residents, fellows, medical, nursing, and pharmacy students focusing on patient safety concepts, and applying quality and safety improvement strategies and tools.  Applicants are selected based on demonstrated passion and interest in patient safety, history of leadership, and commitment to ongoing education and scholarship in patient safety.  Sessions are guided by nationally and internationally recognized patient safety leaders and advocates.  Learners obtain real-world knowledge and skills to implement and disseminate with colleagues in their organizations on:

  • High Reliability principles and implementation strategies
  • System error and human factors engineering
  • Quality Improvement tools and techniques
  • Leadership
  • Open and honest communication after unexpected harm
  • Reflective Practice
  • Mindfulness
  • Teamwork

To-date, AELPS sessions have been held in Telluride and Breckenridge, Colorado; Napa, California; Tempe, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; Ellicott City, Maryland; Doha, Qatar; and Sydney, Australia, and have trained close to 1,500 learners. The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety is driven by the MedStar Health Institute for Quality and Safety and supported by its faculty and leaders.

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NUMBER OF YEARS
50
TOTAL WEEKS
198
TOTAL SESSION DAYS
1487
LEARNERS TAUGHT

The Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety is made possible thanks to the generosity and enthusiasm of our supporters and sponsors: