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Medical Education

Professional Certificate in Medical Education

Professional Certificate in Medical Education

Online Program


9 months



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Take your extensive healthcare knowledge and use it to teach others. Learn how to incorporate teaching and learning theory, and evidence-based practices to create learner-centered curriculum and teaching. This certificate program will provide you with the tools and knowledge to use, whether you are teaching in a classroom, clinical setting, or business office.

Designed For

Healthcare professionals wanting to expand their career into teaching students, clinicians, and business professionals in a healthcare related environment or course.

What You'll Learn

  • How to create curriculum and effectively teach to healthcare professionals
  • How to integrate your professional experience and evidence-based practice into meaningful learning experiences
  • New methods to create an effective learning environment in diverse healthcare settings
  • How to use assessment to improve learning outcomes

What You Can Do With This Certificate

By earning this certificate, you certify your proficiency to educate others by combining your professional experience with knowledge and skills on teaching and learning. You can teach healthcare professionals in education centers, continuing education programs, or in a clinical setting.

Real People. Real Results.

“When I first signed up for this course, I was not sure what to expect, I was just looking for a way to be able to better connect with my resident physicians. I always knew I wanted to be an academic clinician, but frankly was unaware of what that exactly meant. This course series helped me learn some life-long skills on how to become a better academic clinician, from creating learning outcomes to providing appropriate feedback. Each course was tailored to fit my needs and deficiencies as an academic physician. After completing the course series, I feel more confident when it comes to teaching my residents whether in lecture or by the bedside. Although, the course was rigorous at times especially when I was on service and on call, it was still manageable.”

Sara Forouhar

Earning the Certificate

For more information see How to Earn a Certificate

Certificate Courses

Our certificate programs are designed to be flexible, allowing you the option to take just a few courses or to earn the complete certificate. If choosing to complete the certificate, we recommend you get the most out of your experience by following the suggested completion path below.

Quarter 1

Teaching and Learning Theory for Medical Education


2 units

Foundations of Curriculum for Medical Education


3 units

Quarter 2

Instructional Strategies in Medical Education


3 units

Assessment and Evaluation for Learning in Medical Education


3 units

Quarter 3

Teaching Practicum in Medical Education


1 unit

Instructor Spotlight

“Many health care professionals without any teaching experience find themselves working with learners. This program provides solid grounding in the area of teaching and learning and provides the skills needed to be an effective educator within a medical environment.”

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.

Director of Faculty Development
UCR School of Medicine
Riverside, CA

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