Certificate in Medical Education

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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.

Curriculum information

The Certificate in Medical Education requires a minimum of 12 total graduate credit hours:

Degree requirements for the Certificate in Medical Education »

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

PROGRAM BASICS

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

Application Checklist - Certificate in Medical Education [PDF]

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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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.

Courses

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 soeinfo@vcu.edu 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.

Watch our information session recording and review the slides for additional information.

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Jenna Lenhardt, Ph.D.