In addition to recognizing the unique aspects of the medical education environment, the Med Ed program acknowledges that healthcare professionals have significant demands on their time. Therefore, the Med Ed program offers course work in an executive format. The blended on-site and distance learning curriculum allows participants to continue their full-time professional obligations while completing the degree over the course of less than two years.
The curriculum is divided into four Learning Blocks. The first three Academic Blocks include:
- Class One: on-site, four-day weekend at the University of Pennsylvania (Thursday-Sunday)
- Independent study for approximately one month
- Class Two: on-site, four-day weekend at the University of Pennsylvania (Thursday-Sunday)
- Independent and/or online study for approximately three months
The fourth Block is the Master’s Capstone Block. The block consists of two, two-day long on-campus seminars and synchronous online sessions with faculty in addition to independent writing of the master's capstone.