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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), offers graduate-level accredited programs for physicians and other healthcare providers involved with or interested in medical teaching and learning or educational research. Those in clinical fellowships may also seek the MEd degree as an alternative to the traditional MPH or MS degrees.
The emphasis of these programs is on adult learning, curriculum and teaching methods, and medical education evaluation and research. The programs are entirely online with no onsite requirement – everything from orientation through final project defense are conducted via internet and telephone using web-based course management and conferencing applications.
The online master of education is offered for those who desire an advanced degree and have an interest in medical teaching and learning beyond the level of the certificate or have an interest in educational research. The 30 credit hour program can be completed in as little as two or as many as five years. The degree issued is a master of education in curriculum & instruction. If a designation of “medical education” is desired on the transcript, students have the option of earning the certificate program first or concurrently with the MEd.
The certificate in medical education is a stand-alone distance learning program designed to provide basic knowledge and skills in educational pedagogy tailored to healthcare professionals. The four courses (12 credit hours) are selected by the participant from the MEd program courses to best meet his or her goals and needs. Participants will receive a certificate of medical education (curriculum & instruction), with such designation on the official transcript. If, at the end of the program, continuation into the MEd is desired, all 12 credit hours may be transferred into the master’s degree program.
The graduate programs are accredited through the University of Cincinnati’s accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Higher Learning Commission.
Cincinnati Children’s offers an annual Advanced Educator and Faculty Development Symposium as part of our comprehensive, interdisciplinary, award-winning MEDALS program (Medical Educator Development and Learning Studies). This program, which features nationally recognized medical educators across the country, is intended for a regional and national audience of instructors in faculty development. The program emphasizes interactive and hands-on sessions designed for the more experienced medical educator.
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