The Med Ed program is built from the foundation up with the understanding that training for medical education professionals in the science of education must be solidly grounded within the medical environment. For this reason, the Med Ed curriculum is designed to integrate the expertise of professional educators with the perspective of clinicians.
The Med Ed program prepares participants to be:
- Teachers of teachers
Graduates will leave the program with an understanding of how adults learn, how to develop effective and efficient educational experiences in medical education, and how to teach others to do the same. Graduates will be prepared to take on the myriad of challenges facing medical educators, including assessment, curricular design and integration of educational technologies into all types of learning experiences.
- Educational scholars
Students will be prepared to meet the growing need for research and innovation in medical education. In the medical realm, there is a need to not only incorporate novel educational programming but also to measure and share what can be learned from these new programs. Rising educational leaders will develop the skills required to evaluate programs and add to the growing body of literature in this area.
Graduates will be equipped to influence and inspire others to learn. Physicians and other healthcare providers increasingly find themselves in charge of large programs and people. Our graduates will develop the leadership competencies needed to plan, implement, and maintain successful, sustainable programs. The Med Ed program emphasizes leadership skill development and provides useful tools that are highly relevant to medical education.
- Master of Education (MS.Ed): requires completion of four Learning Blocks over four semesters:
- Learning and Technology
- Educational Research
- Master’s Thesis
Upon completion of all four blocks of the Med Ed program, participants will be awarded a Master of Education degree through the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.
Please contact Associate Director, Kara Keenan at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions about the program.