The Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree provides education in leadership, change management, curriculum design and teaching skills. Open to clinicians of all disciplines, the degree program is designed to prepare healthcare professionals as teachers and leaders in training the next generation of healthcare providers.
The goals of the MHPE degree program are to train clinicians as educators and leaders, enabling clinicians to enhance their practices, improve population health, and increase capacity for training of more health professionals in areas of need. The degree program prepares interested healthcare professionals for academic careers in health professions education, to address the growing need in America’s expanding health professions training programs.
The MHPE degree program develops skills in six domains of competencies necessary for successful careers as clinical educators and leaders.
- Healthcare Delivery Systems
- Personal and Professional Management
- Multiculturalism and Interprofessional Teamwork
Graduates of this program are employed in areas of healthcare, human services, education, and a number of other fields where health-related education and training is essential.
The MHPE is a 30-credit, six-term program, delivered in hybrid format. Courses are delivered in 16-week fall /spring semesters and 12-week summer terms. These include:
- The Successful Clinical Leader
- Governance and Administrative Skills
- Introduction to Teaching
- Curriculum Design for the 21st Century
- Assessment and Strategic Planning
- Research Skills
- Applied Education Skills
The program can be completed in 24 months, or extended over a longer period of time.
Learning Through Real-life Application
Students complete two year-long projects to address specific needs identified within their practices and/or teaching settings, putting lessons to immediate use in ways that directly impact their daily work.
The leadership training in this program is focused around identifying and addressing needs for change, and working with key stakeholders to facilitate the process.
- Health professionals interested in pursuing academic positions
- Clinicians interested in developing their leadership and teaching skills
- Junior faculty (basic science and clinical) wanting to advance to leadership roles
- Medical residents interested in academic careers
- The cost of tuition for 2021 is $750 per credit.
- Primary care physicians and PAs in practice may be eligible for federal support through the Primary Care Champions Fellowship program.
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This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the US department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $705, 431 with 15% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by, HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.