Master of Science in Medical Education

"Anyone with a responsibility for educating students, residents and physicians should be skilled and well informed about medical education - as preparing these learners to provide safe, humane and effective care for the members of our society is a heavy responsibility"

Howard S. Barrows, M.D. in the forward of "Teaching and Learning in Medical and Surgical Education: Lessons Learned for the 21st Century"


"A poor surgeon hurts one patient at a time. A poor educator hurts 250 each time."

Ernest Boyer, Ph.D., Scholarship of Teaching and Learning


2013 Master of Science in Medical Education class

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has established a Master Degree program designed for physician and clinical educators. The Master of Science in Medical Education courses impart the knowledge, skills and behaviors incumbent in effective teaching, administration and leadership to students who desire advanced training in medical education. The MS in Medical Education program is open to all health science professions.

Distance Learning Program
LECOM uses a distance learning delivery for the MS in Medical Education program that will allow healthcare professionals from anywhere in the country to attend. Using innovative distance learning tools such as podcasts, electronic bulletin boards and chat rooms, LECOM faculty deliver course work to the student's home or office. Distance learning students will meet once during the two year program at the Erie campus for a culminating capstone experience.

Opportunities for LECOM Affiliated Teaching Hospitals
The MS in Medical Education program is an attractive educational opportunity for faculty and residents of LECOM affiliated teaching hospitals. LECOM waives tuition for residents at Millcreek Community Hospital and offers reduced tuition for teaching faculty and residents at Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training (OPTI) member hospitals.

LECOM received full approval for the Master of Science in Medical Education program from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Education.

Application Information
An online inquiry can be found HERE.  Once received and processed, you will receive a password and detailed instructions for the online application.
Distance Education Complaint Process for Out-of-State Students
Out-of-state distance learning students who would like to file a complaint with a state agency may do so with the state in which they reside.  The State Higher Education Executive Officers (SHEEO) provides individual state contact information.  See the SHEEO website located at or click here to view a PDF copy of the Student Complaint Information by State and Agency.