LECOM offers a one-year post-doctoral training program leading to the Master of Science in Medical Education Degree.
The Master of Science in Medical Education (MSMEd) program at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine has been preparing future healthcare educator-scholars for leadership roles in medical education and research, and providing solid foundations in teaching and leadership, since 2007. Historically a two-year program, there is now an accelerated option allowing students to complete all of the requirements for the MSMEd degree in one year. It is an ideal post-doctoral training program for medical school graduates looking to increase their skills sets and scholarly activity. As accreditation bodies now require teaching hospitals and other healthcare training facilities to demonstrate expertise and excellence in research, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and program evaluation, having the MSMEd degree sets our graduates apart from the competition.
- A formal credential (MSMEd degree) uniquely identifying graduates as proficient educational scholar leaders.
- A distinctive skill set focused on meeting current and future challenges in healthcare.
- An emphasis on creating a publishable product in the form of a conference presentation and/or journal publication.
Preparing for Your Future as a Scholar Leader
The LECOM MSMEd program provides health care professionals with the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary for effective leadership, education, and scholarship in the healthcare industry. The academic program provides a distance education training platform aimed at producing scholar leaders who can:
- Plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health professions education curriculum, instruction, and evaluation
- Lead & serve academic programs and health care
- Oversee accreditation & certification of students, faculty, programs, and hospitals
Student-Centered Learning Pathways
In the process of becoming educational scholar leaders, students will complete 32 credit hours of fully online coursework offered in 3 trimesters (4 courses per trimester) over a single academic year. Two program start dates are available; students may choose to have a spring (January) or summer (June) entry into the Master’s program. Podcasts, forums, scholarly writing, and other learning activities are designed by LECOM faculty and delivered directly to the student’s home or office through our on-line learning management system. Near the end of the program, students are required to participate in the live Capstone Conference in Medical Education, a 2-day educational and networking experience, held in Erie, PA.