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Master’s Programs in Health Professions Education

As the number of master’s programs in health professions education increases globally and interest in these programs also increases, FAIMER has sought to meet the need for a centralized, readily available source of program information.

Below is a list of master’s programs around the world for health professions educators. This list has been adapted from a list originally developed and provided by Ara Tekian, Ph.D., M.H.P.E., Associate Professor and Director of International Affairs in the Department of Medical Education, and Associate Dean for International Affairs, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, and Ilene B. Harris, Ph.D., Professor, Head, and Director of Graduate Studies in Health Professions Education Leadership, Department of Medical Education, and Director of the M.H.P.E. Program, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. The list is the result of their research, originally published in the January 2012 issue of Medical Teacher.

The list will be updated as new information is received.

Please contact Shirley Williams at inquiry@faimer.org with questions, suggestions, or additions to the list.

Country Institution Program
Argentina Instituto Universitario del Hospital Italiano, Buenos Aires*** Maestría en Educaciôn para los Profesionales de la Salud
Australia Flinders University*** Master of Clinical Education
Australia Monash University*** Master of Health Professional Education
Australia University of Melbourne* Master of Clinical Education
Australia University of New South Wales*** Master of Health Professions Education
Australia University of Western Australia Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences*** Master of Health Professions Education (coursework and dissertation)
Master of Health Professions Education (thesis and coursework)
Bangladesh Centre for Medical Education* Master in Medical Education
Brazil Maastricht University, Netherlands*** Master of Health Professions Education
Canada Dalhousie University Division of Medical Education / Acadia University School of Education*** Master of Education in Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals
Canada McGill University Centre for Medical Education* Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (Health Professions Stream)
Canada McMaster University*** Master of Science in Health Science Education
Canada University of Calgary* Master of Science in Medical Education
Canada University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine* Masters in Education
Canada University of Ottawa Faculty of Education*** Masters in Education with concentration in Health Professions Education
Canada University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health*** Master of Science in Community Health: Health Practitioner Teacher Education
Canada University of Toronto Ontario Institute for Studies in Education*** Master of Education in Health Professional Education
Canada Western University Faculty of Health Sciences* Master of Science in Health Professions Education
Chile Universidad de Chile Facultad de Medicina# Magíster de Educación en Ciencias de la Salud
Chile Universidad de Concepción*** Magíster en Educación Médica para Ciencias de la Salud
Egypt Suez Canal University, Egypt / Maastricht University, Netherlands*** Joint Master of Health Professions Education
Germany Charité University* Master’s in Health Professions Education
Germany University of Heidelberg* Master of Medical Education
Indonesia Gadjah Mada University# Masters in Medical Education
Iran Isfahan University of Medical Sciences* Masters in Medical Education
Iran Kerman University of Medical Sciences* Masters in Medical Education
Iran Mashhad University of Medical Sciences* Masters in Medical Education
Iran Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences* Masters in Medical Education
Iran Shiraz University of Medical Sciences* Masters in Medical Education
Iran Tabriz University of Medical Sciences* Masters in Medical Education
Iran Tehran University of Medical Sciences* Masters in Medical Education
Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway*** Masters of Health Sciences (Clinical Education)
Italy University Ambrosiana*** Master of Science in Medical Education
Kenya Moi University College of Health Sciences* Master of Science in Medical Education
Malaysia University Kebangsaan Malaysia# Master in Medical Education
Malaysia University Sains Malaysia*** Master of Science - Medical Education
Mexico Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) Facultad de Medicina* Masters in Medical Education
Netherlands Maastricht University School of Health Professions Education*** Master of Health Professions Education
New Zealand University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences* Master of Clinical Education (MClinEd)
Pakistan Aga Khan University* Master of Health Professions Education
Pakistan Dow University of Health Sciences*** Masters in Health Profession Education
Pakistan Khyber Medical University Institute of Health Professions Education* Masters of Health Professions Education
Peru Universidad César Vallejo*** Maestría en Educación Médica
Philippines Davao Medical School Foundation* Master in Health Professionals Education
Philippines University of the Philippines Manila* Master in Health Professions Education
Portugal University of Lisbon# Masters in Medical Education
Saudi Arabia King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences* Masters of Medical Education
Saudi Arabia Qassim College of Medicine* Master of Health Professions Education
South Africa Stellenbosch University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences*** Master of Philosophy in Health Sciences Education
South Africa University of the Free State Faculty of Health Sciences* Magister in Health Professions Education
Spain University of Barcelona Educational Sciences Institute*** Masters in Medical Education
Spain University of Castilla-La Mancha# Masters in Medical Pedagogy
Sweden Karolinska Institutet*** Master’s Programme in Medical Education
Switzerland University of Bern* Master of Medical Education
Thailand Naresuan University Faculty of Medicine* Master of Science in Health Science Education
Turkey Akdeniz University* Master of Science in Medical Education
Turkey Ankara University Graduate School of Health Sciences* Master of Science in Medical Education
Turkey Dokuz Eylül University Institute of Health Sciences* Master of Science in Medical Education
Turkey Hacettepe University Institute of Health Sciences* Master of Science in Medical Education
United Arab Emirates Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Institute of Leadership / University of Sharjah*** Master of Science in Leadership in Health Professions Education
United Kingdom Cardiff University* Master of Science in Medical Education
United Kingdom De Montfort University, Leicester*** MA in Medical Education
United Kingdom Durham University School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health* Masters of Science in Medical Education
United Kingdom Edge Hill University*** Master of Arts in Clinical Education
United Kingdom Imperial College London*** Master of Education in Surgical Education
United Kingdom Institute of Education, University of London* Clinical Education Master of Arts
United Kingdom Keele University***

Keele University / FAIMER***
Masters of Medical Education

Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment
United Kingdom King’s College London* Masters in Clinical Education
United Kingdom Newcastle University School of Medical Sciences Education Development*** Masters in Clinical Education
United Kingdom Oxford Brookes University*** MSc in Higher Professional Education
United Kingdom Plymouth University*** Masters in Clinical Education (MClinEd)
United Kingdom Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences* Master of Science in Clinical Education
United Kingdom Royal College of Physicians*** Master of Science in Medical Education
United Kingdom Sheffield Hallam University*** Master of Science in Healthcare Education
United Kingdom Swansea University* MA in Education for the Health Professions
United Kingdom Swansea University* M.Res. in Education for the Health Professions
United Kingdom Staffordshire University Faculty of Health** Master of Science in Medical Education
United Kingdom University of Bedfordshire* Master of Arts Medical Education
United Kingdom University of Bristol Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry*** Master of Science in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
United Kingdom University of Dundee*** Masters Degree in Medical Education
United Kingdom University of East Anglia Schools of Allied Health Professions, Medicine, Health Policy and Practice and Nursing and Midwifery* Masters in Clinical Education
United Kingdom University of Edinburgh** Master of Science Clinical Education
United Kingdom University of Essex*** MSc in Medical and Clinical Education
United Kingdom University of Glasgow*** Masters Degree in Health Professions Education
United Kingdom University of Hertfordshire School of Life and Medical Sciences*** Master of Health and Medical Education
United Kingdom University of Huddersfield*** Master of Science in Health Professional Education
United Kingdom University of Leeds School of Education* Master of Education in Clinical Education
United Kingdom University of Manchester* MSc in Medical Education
United Kingdom University of Nottingham School of Community Health Sciences* Master of Medical Science (Medical Education)
United Kingdom University of Winchester# Master of Arts Medical Education
United Kingdom Warwick Medical School, The University of Warwick*** Masters in Medical Education
United States Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center / University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services** Masters Degree in Education
United States Cleveland Clinic / Cleveland State University*** Master of Adult Education and Development (emphasis on Health Professions Education)
United States Duke University School of Medicine*** Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Program
United States Eastern Virginia Medical School** Master of Medical and Health Professions Education
United States Excelsior College** Master of Science in Health Sciences (Health Professions Education)
United States FAIMER / Keele University*** Master’s in Health Professions Education: Accreditation and Assessment
United States Fischler School of Education, Nova Southeastern University** Master of Science in Medical Education
United States Florida Gulf Coast University** Master of Science in Health Science (Health Professions Education Concentration)
United States Harvard Medical School* Master’s in Medical Sciences
United States Hofstra University*** Master of Science in Health Professions Pedagogy and Leadership
United States Johns Hopkins University** Master of Education in the Health Professions
United States Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)*** Master of Science in Medical Education
United States Loma Linda University*** Master’s in Health Professions Education
United States MGH Institute of Health Professions*** Master of Science in Health Professions Education
United States Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine / College of Education** Master of Arts in Health Professions Education
United States North Carolina State University* MS in Adult Education (specialization in Health Professions Education)
United States Nova Southeastern University*** Master of Science in Medical Education
United States Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science** Master of Science in Health Professions Education
United States Rutgers School of Health Related Professions* Master of Science in Health Sciences
United States Texas A&M University*** Master of Science in Education for Healthcare Professionals
United States Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences* Masters in Health Professions Education
United States University of Georgia College of Education** Master of Education in Adult Education (M.Ed.) for Health Professionals
United States University of Houston College of Education*** Master’s of Education for Health Science Professionals
United States University of Illinois at Chicago*** Master of Health Professions Education
United States University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Education** Master of Education with a Concentration in Human Resource Development and an Emphasis in Health Profession Education
United States University of Iowa* Master in Medical Education
United States University of Louisville College of Education and Human Development / School of Medicine*** Master of Science in Human Resources and Organization Development (concentration in Health Professions Education)
United States University of Michigan Medical School*** Master of Health Professions Education
United States University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Medicine*** Master of Health Professions Education
United States University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine / Maine Medical Center Office of Medical Education** Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership
United States University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education*** Master of Education
United States University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education* Masters of Science in Medical Education
United States University of Rochester Warner School of Education* Master of Science in Health Professions Education
United States University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine*** Master of Academic Medicine
United States Vanderbilt University School of Medicine / Vanderbilt University School of Nursing / Peabody College of Education and Human Development* Master of Health Professions Education
United States Western University of Health Sciences*** Master of Science in Health Sciences (Health Professions Education)

*face-to-face only, **distance/online only, ***both face-to-face and distance/online, #information not available

Source: Tekian A, Harris I. Preparing health professions education leaders worldwide: A description of masters-level programs. Medical Teacher. 2012;34(1):52-58.

Note: FAIMER is not an accrediting agency and listing of a program in this directory does not denote recognition, accreditation, or endorsement by FAIMER.

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