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2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 14, 2024
2017-2018 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Medical Education (Certificate)

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This program is designed for a diverse group of individuals whose career focus is on medical education and clinical teaching. These individuals include, but are not limited to, fellows and faculty in general medicine, sub-specialty medicine, pediatrics, surgery, family medicine, and psychiatry.  For individuals who do not want to pursue a Master of Science but who desire to take specific courses for added knowledge and skills in teaching and/or research, the Certificate in Medical Education may be appropriate.

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Admissions Criteria

  • Candidates who are U.S. Citizens, non-citizen nationals, or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the U.S., or individuals who already hold a J-1, H1-B, or F1 transfer visa.
  • Candidates who have completed one of the following degrees: MD, DDS, DMD, DC, OD, ND, PharmD, PhD in nursing, and other disciplines involved in clinical teaching.
  • Candidates who possess a high level of interest and potential for the pursuit of long-term career focus in teaching and leadership positions in medical education programs.

Financial Assistance

All students are responsible for their own tuition.

Degree Requirements

In most cases, it is expected that individuals pursuing this option will typically choose courses in teaching and learning to enhance skills as a clinician-educator at either a university or community-based program. The Certificate in Medical Education requires the completion of 15 credits, the majority of these credits (minimum of 9) must be Medical Education courses. A minimum “B” grade is mandatory for all required coursework and a minimum of a “B-” grade is required to receive credit for any elective courses.  To remain in good academic standing, students must also maintain a 3.0 or better QPA.


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