MS in Medical Education

MS in Medical Education Curriculum

The Masters in Medical Education program is offered in 6 trimesters over 2 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. Master’s Curriculum / Thesis Project I-IV

Guides students through the developmental process of curriculum design. Students select a topic of relevance, define the need and rationale for the topic through a literature review and a needs assessment, create curricular goals and objectives, design curricular teaching strategies, describe and circumvent implementation issues, implement a curricular program evaluation, and propose and justify a budget. Instructional design includes completing assigned journal article / book readings, analyzing case studies, integrative learning, participation in discussion forums, and continual mentoring/feedback of the project from designated advisers. The end product is a complete, ready-to-implement curriculum that is written scholarly in the format 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.