SP Educator Education Opportunities
Training and Using Standardized Patients for Teaching and Assessment
This workshop is designed to teach participants to recruit, train, and supervise the performance of standardized patients (SPs) for both teaching and assessment, as well as to develop cases and training materials. It focuses on basic SP training skills, case and checklist development, and program management and includes sessions on research and the history of SPs. The workshop will be largely experiential with participants actively training SPs and writing cases. The workshop will culminate on the final day with a dry run of the cases developed during the workshop. It runs 4.5 days and is offered annually in late April, with program information posted in February.
Graduate Degrees and Certificates
Here is a partial list of institutions who offer programs to those seeking graduate degrees or certificates in medical education. ASPE offers this list as assistance, but does not sponsor or authorize these programs. If you know of other programs that should be included, please contact ASPE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cardiff U in the UK offers a MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education and Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Medical Education by e-learning.
The Harvard Macy Institute for Educators and Leaders in the Health Science Professions has been offering professional development programs since 1994.
Keck School of Medicine
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California offers a Masters program in Medical Education.
LECOM offers courses leading to a Master of Science in Medical Education Program, which specializes in curriculum design and clinical teaching skills. Courses can be taken on campus or via distance education.
SIU has partnered with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Human Resource Education department to offer a 2 year, online Master's program in Health Professions Education.
The University of Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy offers two graduate programs in medical and nursing education through distributed learning (online and face-to-face courses at varous sites).
U of Houston offers an on-site Master of Education in Teaching with an emphasis in the Health Sciences. Courses take place in the medical center, including the Baylor College of Medicine and University of Houston Medical School campuses.
U of Illinois has a well-established Master's in Health Professions Education which can be taken online or in-person.
U of Michigan offers a Master's degree with a concentration in medical and professional education; a Ph.D. is also available.
UNECOM offers an online master's degree in medical education leadership providing advanced education in curriculum, leadership, research & evaluation with applications to your unique professional environment.