Program Overview

Program Description

A leadership program that focuses on conceptual frameworks and practical applications in the breadth and depth of health professions education.

Program Vision

Better healthcare through effective and innovative health professions education leaders and scholars.

Program Mission

To produce exemplary leaders and scholars who will advance the field of health professions education in order to improve health care locally, regionally, and internationally.

Program Goals

  • To provide health professions education leaders with a broad and rigorous foundation in the theory and practice of education.
  • To provide healthcare organizations with effective and innovative leaders who will serve the needs of their communities.
  • To provide the field of health professions education with scholars who will advance our understanding and practice of education in the health professions.

To open the informational webpages for the MHPE program, hold your cursor over “Programs” and then “Master of Health Professions Education”.



  • Leadership in collaborative groups
  • Evidence-based analysis of education issues
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self assessment
  • Peer assessment

Teaching and Learning

  • Use of adult education theories to teach and learn in active learning environments.
  • Learning, teaching, and communicating online
  • Small and large group teaching


  • Critical appraisal of the literature
  • Selecting and using conceptual frameworks
  • Research design and methodologies
  • Scientific writing and grant writing

Foundations of Education

  • Planning education programs
  • Program evaluation
  • Instruction
  • Assessment

Communication Skills

  • Oral
  • Written

Student Profile

Health professionals serving in or preparing for roles in:

Academia:  faculty, department chairs, deans, curriculum coordinators, clinical training directors, and advanced trainees in leadership roles

Healthcare Organizations:  educational leaders in hospitals, community healthcare organizations, accreditation agencies, and other health care organizations

Professional Societies:  training directors, executive directors, liaisons for accreditation, or continuing education directors, or public policy directors

International Health Agencies:  individuals in all the above-mentioned categories or ministry of health officials responsible for training