Master's in Medical Education Leadership

Graduate Programs in Medical Education Leadership – 100% Online

The graduate programs in Medical Education Leadership were developed jointly by the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England and the Office of Medical Education at Maine Medical Center in Portland. The programs lead to a Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership, a Graduate Certificate in Program Development in Academic Medicine, and a Graduate Certificate in Leadership Development in Academic Medicine.

The purpose of the master's in Medical Education Leadership is to prepare health professions educators to play leadership roles in a variety of medical and health care training programs. These programs are designed to provide you with advanced education in the areas of curriculum and instruction, leadership and administration, and educational research and evaluation. The programs provide opportunities for immediate and on-going application to your unique professional environment.

Vision

The program reflects a vision of the medical education leader as a master teacher and executive leader. The student learning outcomes are adapted from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards in educational leadership.

Target Learners

The master's and certificate programs welcome a wide array of learners: physicians and other health professions educators; faculty in undergraduate and graduate training programs; educational coordinators who are not clinicians; medical students and fellows who aspire to academic careers; and international clinicians who are developing specialties and desire advanced degree certification. These busy professionals share and gain expertise in academic medicine through web-based, distance learning in an instructional setting that provides flexibility of time.

Faculty

Our faculty members are highly knowledgeable health care professionals and medical educators with real-world experience and scholarly interests in their fields.

Structure

The master's and certificate programs are designed to be flexible, practical and asynchronous. There is no residential requirement. Each nine-week course is offered completely online in an integrated format of video/audio (podcasts), Powerpoint, readings and discussion forums. Each course in the curriculum includes workplace-based projects rather than tests. 

Master of Science in Medical
Education Leadership – 100% Online

The master's in Medical Education Leadership is a two-year web-based program designed especially for working professionals that utilizes asynchronous, distance learning within a professional community of learners. The 33-credit hour MEL curriculum is designed to enhance your skills in a variety of professional areas of academic medicine–curriculum, instruction, assessment, personnel development, organizational development, leadership skills, business & finance, and research & evaluation–through professional application and scholarship. The master’s degree also allows for two electives (three credits each) and culminates in a scholarly applied project. The final requirement of the program is the professional portfolio that shows longitudinal integration and application of learning. Learn more

Online Graduate Certificate:
Program Development in Academic Medicine 

This twelve-credit hour program provides you with the core development concepts in curriculum, instruction, learner assessment, program evaluation and research methods in academic medicine. This set of courses is one of the foundations for the UNE Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership. Learn more

Online Graduate Certificate: Leadership Development in Academic Medicine

This twelve-credit hour program provides you with the core leadership development concepts in personnel development, organizational development, leadership skill training, and business/finance in academic medicine. This set of courses is one of the foundations for the UNE Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership. Learn more

To learn more about the program, see Curriculum or visit our Catalog.