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 graduate programs in medical education leadership is to prepare you to assume or enhance your educational 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 with opportunities for immediate and on-going application to your unique professional environment.

These programs welcomes a wide array of learners. You might join one of our programs as a physician or other health professions educator, or as a faculty member in an undergraduate or graduate training programs. You might come to us as an educational coordinator who isn't a clinician, as a medical student or fellow who aspires to an academic career. You might come to us as an international clinician hoping to develop specialties and earn advanced degree certification. Through our programs you gain expertise in academic medicine within a web-based instructional setting that provides flexibility of time. 

Vision

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

Target Learners

These 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 an academic career, and international clinicians who are developing specialties and desire advanced degree certification. These busy professionals share and gain expertise in academic medicine within a web-based 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

These programs are designed to be flexible, practical and asynchronous. There is no residential requirement. The courses are offered completely online in an integrated format of video/audio, PowerPoint, and discussion forums. Each course in the MEL curriculum includes workplace-based projects. There are no tests.

Master of Science in Medical
Education Leadership – 100% Online

The master's degree 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. 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 and finance, and research and evaluation—through professional application and scholarship. The master’s degree also allows for two electives (three credits each) and culminates in an applied project. The final requirement of the program is a professional portfolio that is a 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 program 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 Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership. Learn more

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