Medical Education Leadership

Master of Science (M.S.) in Medical Education Leadership

College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Medical Education Leadership

Mission

Program Goals

The master's in medical education leadership degree and certificates reflect 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.

A medical education leader promotes the success of all learners by:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the health care community
  • Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining an institutional culture and an instructional program conducive to student learning and faculty professional growth.
  • Ensuring the management of the organization and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborating with physicians and health care community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  • Conducting, promoting and mentoring medical education research and scholarship as the profession moves toward evidence-based education.
Accreditation

The University of New England is accredited through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. 

Curricular Requirements

Master of Science: Medical Education Leadership (33 credits)

The Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership curriculum totals 33 credits. Courses are offered continuously over each 12-month cycle. Students are required to develop an electronic professional portfolio as evidence of their competence in the seven medical educational leadership standards. Students also submit one exhibit from each course. The portfolio exhibits show growth in written and oral communication skills as well as medical education leadership competencies. 

  Credits
MEL 604 Curriculum Design and Program Development  3
MEL 605 Improving Instructional Effectiveness   3
MEL 606 Learner Assessment in Medical Education 3
MEL 610 Leadership Skills in Academic Medicine   3
MEL 611 Professional Development: Developing a Culture of Life-Long Learning  3
MEL 612 Organizational Development: Fostering a Learning Environment 3
MEL 620 Research Methods in Medical Education   3
MEL 651 Applied Project in Academic Medicine I 3
MEL 652 Applied Project in Academic Medicine II 3
MEL Electives* 6
MEL 655 Professional Portfolio

0

Total credits:

33

 

*MEL Elective Options  
MEL 615 Business and Finance in Academic Medicine 3

MEL 639 Independent Study in Medical Education

3-6

MEL 699 Transfer Credit

3-6

Approved Graduate courses from UNE Public Health program 3-6
 

Certificate: Program Development (12 credits)

This 12-credit program provides students with the core program development concepts in curriculum, instruction, assessment and research methods. This set of courses is one of the foundations for the UNE Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership.  

  Credits
MEL 604 Curriculum Design and Program Development 3
MEL 605 Improving Instructional Effectiveness   3
MEL 606 Learner Assessment in Medical Education   3
MEL 620 Research Methods in Medical Education 3
Total credits: 12

Certificate: Leadership Development (12 credits) This 12-credit program provides students with the core leadership development concepts in personnel development, organization development, business/finance, and leadership skill training. This set of courses is one of the foundations for the UNE Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership. 

  Credits
MEL 610 Leadership Skills in Academic Medicine 3
MEL 611 Professional Development: Developing a Culture of Lifelong Learning 3
MEL 612 Organizational Development: Fostering the Learning Environment 3
MEL 615 Business and Finance in Academic Medicine 3
Total credits: 12
Academic Policy

Minimal Grade Standard and Academic Progress

Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (“B”). Failure to do so may result in academic probation and possible termination from the program. Students receiving a grade of “F” in any course will be immediately placed on academic probation.

Course Drop and Withdrawal Policy

The last date to drop a course with no record is the first day of course. Students who withdraw from a course must do so in writing (e-mail is acceptable) by the end of the fourth week of the course.  Students will receive a “W” on their transcripts indicating withdrawal.  Beyond the fourth week, at the faculty’s discretion, a “WP” or “WF” may be assigned if extenuating circumstances do not allow the student to complete his/her work. Be aware that no portion of the tuition will be refunded after the second week of the course.

Leave of Absence

Students must enroll and participate in at least one course per semester.  Students are required to take a course every semester, otherwise they must request a Leave of Absence, or be withdrawn from the program.  These arrangements are the responsibility of the student and must be communicated in writing to the Student Support Specialist.

The required Request for Leave of Absence form must be filed with the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.  Application for readmission is not necessary if the student returns as planned; however, the student who does not return at the specified time will be administratively withdrawn and may be subject to readmission procedures. Note: It is the responsibility of the student to contact the College of Graduate and Professional Studies to indicate change of plans.

Learning Outcomes

Student outcomes are adapted from the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards in educational leadership.

A medical education leader promotes the success of all learners by:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the health care community.
  • Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining an institutional culture and an instructional program conducive to student learning and faculty professional growth.
  • Ensuring the management of the organization and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborating with physicians and health care community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  • Conducting, promoting and mentoring medical education research and scholarship as the profession moves toward evidence-based education.
Admissions

We are not currently accepting new applications to the MMEL program as we transition the program to the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.  For further information, please contact The College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

A medical education leader promotes the success of all learners by:

  • Facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the health care community.
  • Advocating, nurturing, and sustaining an institutional culture and an instructional program conducive to student learning and faculty professional growth.
  • Ensuring the management of the organization and resources for a safe, efficient, and effective learning environment.
  • Collaborating with physicians and health care community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
  • Acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
  • Understanding, responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context.
  • Conducting, promoting and mentoring medical education research and scholarship as the profession moves toward evidence-based education.

Program Completion Timeline

Students must complete the Master’s in Medical Education Leadership within five consecutive years of admission to the program including periods with a specified leave of absence.  Students must complete a certificate within two consecutive years of admission to the certificate program including periods with a specified leave of absence.

Students who wish to re-enroll following withdrawal will have their previous coursework evaluated for applicability to the existing academic requirements. Coursework that is more than five years old may not be accepted for credit in the MMEL programs.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.

Notice and Responsibilities Regarding this Catalog

This Catalog documents the academic programs, policies, and activities of the University of New England for the 2017-2018 academic year. The information contained herein is accurate as of date of publication April 28, 2017.

The University of New England reserves the right in its sole judgment to make changes of any nature in its programs, calendar, or academic schedule whenever it is deemed necessary or desirable, including changes in course content, the rescheduling of classes with or without extending the academic term, canceling of scheduled classes or other academic activities, in any such case giving such notice thereof as is reasonably practicable under the circumstances.

While each student may work closely with an academic advisor, he or she must retain individual responsibility for meeting requirements in this catalog and for being aware of any changes in provisions or requirements.