MS in Medical Education

Two-Year MS in Medical Education Curriculum

The Masters in Medical Education program is offered in six trimesters over two academic years! Coursework consists of 32 credit hours delivered in 12 courses. Students may choose to have a spring or summer start. The program’s curriculum consists of three major components:

A. Core Foundations in Medical Education I-IV

Provides pragmatic knowledge and theory in the principles of medical education, educational psychology, teaching in the clinical environment, administrative skills, and educational leadership.

B. Educational Skills Practicum I-IV

Focuses an in-depth study on the advancement of the practice of teaching and educational research. Specific courses include effective lecturing, biostatistics, educational assessment and evaluation, and educational research and scholarship.

C. Educational Scholarship Thesis Project I-IV

Guides students through the process of developing a curriculum or other research project in healthcare education. Students select a topic of relevance, define the need and rationale for the topic through a literature review and a needs assessment, create goals and objectives, design teaching and research strategies, describe and circumvent implementation issues, implement a program evaluation, and propose and justify a budget. Course assignments include completing assigned journal article/book readings, analyzing case studies, writing article integration papers and participating in discussion forums. There is also continual mentoring/feedback of the project from designated advisers. The end product is a complete, ready-to-implement curriculum or research project that is written in a scholarly in the manner of a high-level grant proposal. Students are encouraged to present their projects at major academic meetings, publish their work in educational journals, and submit their projects for funding.