The Patient Safety in Medicine Work-Group

The Patient Safety in Medicine Work-Group focus is on community health in Southern Africa and clinical settings, including surgical and emergency medicine, in the United States and South Africa. 

The Ursinus student research project titled “Patient Safety in Medicine Work-Group”  is focussed on understanding how frontline care-workers interpret and perform health guidelines.  Medical sociology, public health, emergency medicine, patient safety, health disparities, and qualitative methods are special interests for exploration.

Students may be interested in getting involved if they are interested in:

  • Research opportunities in surgical units and emergency departments in the United States and South Africa.
  • Gaining skills and experience in qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • Avenues for summer fellows research.
  • Careers in medicine, health professions, public health, health research, and public policy.