Applications Open for 2020 Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine has opened the application period for the 2020-2021 Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence. The fellowship is designed to enhance the learners’ knowledge and skills in diagnostic quality and safety. The program matches fellows with experienced mentors and recognized leaders in the field of diagnostic error, connects them with the diagnostic error community, and helps them develop and implement their own projects.

The one-year SIDM fellowship begins on July 1, 2020, and will provide professional career development through:

  • A personal mentor in the learner’s area of focus within diagnostic quality and safety
  • Networking within the diagnostic medicine field
  • A structured curriculum of webinars on topics related to diagnostic quality and safety
  • Opportunities for disseminating scholarship at SIDM’s annual Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference and through peer-reviewed publications, such as the SIDM journal, Diagnosis.

The overarching goals of the fellowship align with the eight core goals for reducing diagnostic error that are outlined in the 2015 National Academy of Medicine report Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. All fellows benefit from the curriculum, project mentorship, integration with the SIDM community, and financial support to attend the annual Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference.

The Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence offers options for learners, according to their interests:

  1. For individuals who are looking to supplement their current position in the health professions with training in diagnostic quality and safety.
  2. For individuals in an advanced fellowship and/or degree-bearing program who are developing a scholarly focus on diagnostic quality and safety. This opportunity includes a salary stipend for the scholarly work (akin to grant funding in fellowships).

Funding for the fellowship program is provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The application period is now open and closes on March 2, 2020. Learners may apply now and visit for more information. Applicants may also contact with questions.