Center Overview

Read the MedStar Human Factors Center Overview for the most recent summary of our work.


For Clinicians

Our focus is on giving learners practical skills to integrate human factors principles into daily activities, rather than becoming an expert in human factors.

Currently we offer both half-day and full-day education sessions. We also offer a course for medical students through Georgetown University School of Medicine, designed to specifically to understand and apply human factors concepts throughout medical training.

For Human Factor Experts

As a human factors expert, understanding how human factors principles apply within different environments is imperative.

Healthcare is a complex and dynamic field with unique opportunities for human factors experts. For our researchers’ areas of interest and expertise, please click here.

Student Opportunities

We also offer a limited number of research internships each year to qualified students. We regularly work with psychology, engineering and medical students on different research projects.

Conferences, Workshops, and Speaking Engagements

The NCHFH hosts training opportunities throughout the year targeted to a wide range of healthcare professionals, from frontline staff to executives as well as to human factors professionals interested in healthcare.


We also offer tailored education opportunities in half and full day as well as multi-day workshops. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us!