Department of Medical Education - The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

The Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program is designed to prepare health professionals for roles in educational leadership. The program may be completed either on campus (during intensive summer sessions) or online (in a semester-long format). Courses focus on curriculum development, program evaluation, instruction, student assessment, current educational issues, research methods, and leadership.

The Doctoral (PhD) Program in Curriculum Studies with a Focus in Health Professions Education is offered through the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Medical Educationi in the College of Medicine. Doctoral students with this specialization develop a focus on issues, factors, and policies related to teaching and learning in the field of Health Professions Education.

Educational Programs for residents include the online GME Core Curriculum developed by the Department of Medical Education to address the educational requirements of the ACGME in a manner that provides all participants with a solid foundation while at the same time providing individual programs with the flexibility to meet their complex needs.

The Telemedicine in Practice Curriculum is a five module program designed to familiarize resident physicians with the practice of medicine in an online environment where the patient and a second healthcare provider are located at a remote location from the physician.

Patient Safety Leadership Programs are intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in the field of patient safety and quality assurance at their local institutions.

Educators involved in patient safety training can access the UIC Patient Safety Curricula for medical students along with links to additional resources and a list of publications relevant to the topic.

DME Faculty Development is focused on enhancing learning in the College of Medicine through the improvement of teaching and the development of instructional leadership. Major activities include the Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship, the Teaching Skills Program for Residents, and workshops for fourth-year medical student tutors of Essentials of Clinical Medicine working groups.

Health Humanities describe and interpret the theory and practice of medicine through works of philosophy, ethics, history, literature and anthropology. Various programs focused on the Health Humanities have been an important part of the medical eduation environment at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1978 and include several endowed lecture series, the publication of Body Electric, a journal of literary and visual arts, and support for student led organizations focused on the humanities.

The Department of Medical Education collaborates with other departments throughout the College of Medicine to create opportunities for Continuous Professional Development. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

DME Certificate Programs have been custom designed to enhance the educational leadership and managerial skills of busy health professionals who wish to improve their institution's educational environment and patient care while seeking opportunities for professional development and networking.

The short-term fellowship program is designed for health professionals who have specific educational challenges or topics to explore. A concentrated program of individualized research and consultation with DME faculty members is arranged for each participant. Duration of such programs is one to six months.

The DME's International Programs partner with health professions education leaders, institutions, and policy-making bodies worldwide to advance the field of health professions education. DME International Programs offer consultation, institutional resources, and educational programs, such as fellowships, workshops, certificate programs, and onsite degree programs.