Certificate in Medical Education
Designed for faculty teaching in healthcare professions, the Certificate in Medical Education enhances the depth and breadth of faculty expertise in curriculum design and adult learning strategies for teaching and fosters development of a cadre of academic leaders who can model best practices teaching in undergraduate, clinical and graduate programs.
The Certificate in Medical Education requires a minimum of 12 total graduate credit hours:
Please keep in mind, however, that the exact course requirements may vary depending on when you matriculated into the program, so please consult your adviser or the program coordinator with any additional questions.
CONCENTRATIONS/VCU BULLETIN INFO
How to apply: Graduate application
Semester of entry: Fall, spring or summer
Application deadline: Feb. 1 for fall or summer admission, Oct. 1 for spring admission
Resources and Checklists
- General admission requirements of the VCU Graduate School
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline
- Statement of intent
- Three letters of recommendation addressing the student's potential for graduate study in education
- Transcripts of all previous college work
- Application checklist [PDF]
FOR MORE IN-DEPTH INFO
Course Semester Offerings
Students can begin the certificate in medical education (i.e., TiME program) any semester, and courses can be taken in any sequence.
|ADLT 670:||Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education||3|
|ADLT 671:||Theory and Practice of Adult Learning for Health Professions Educators||3|
|ADLT 672:||Instructional Strategies for Teaching in Health Professions||3|
|ADLT 673:||Teaching as Scholarship in Health Professions Education||3|
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||12|
Each course is 3 credits. The minimum number of graduate credit hours required for this certificate is 12.
Please note that students can only complete two courses as a non-degree student before they must apply to the program to complete the remainder of the courses. Please email email@example.com for any questions about this process.
Certificate in Medical Education (TiME) to M.Ed. in Educational Leadership Pathway
For alumni of the Certificate in Medical Education who would like to utilize your program credits toward completing an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, please see this application checklist for your next steps. By utilizing your 12 certificate credits, you can complete the M.Ed. program with 15 core leadership courses and one elective of your choice.
This program will benefit medical and health professions faculty seeking to advance in their academic roles. Building on the foundational courses of the graduate Certificate in Medical Education, the M.Ed. in Educational Leadership program will prepare students for entry-level academic leadership roles as they explore contemporary topics in key areas of higher education administration.