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Three doctors in hallway The Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program is designed for health professionals  who want to prepare for educational leadership roles. The program may be completed either on campus (during intensive summer sessions) or online (in a semester-long format). Both formats allow professionals to pursue their degrees while maintaining full-time jobs. Courses address topics including curriculum development, program evaluation, instruction, student assessment, current educational issues, research methods, and leadership. MHPE students are encouraged to use their home institutions as a laboratory for the practical application of educational and leadership concepts.
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Three doctors at computer The online GME Core Curriculum has been developed by the Department of Medical Education in collaboration with participating institutions to address the educational requirements of the ACGME General Competencies in a manner that provides all participants with a solid foundation while at the same time providing individual programs with the flexibility to meet their complex needs. All work in the program may be completed online in a small group collaborative environment.  Approximately 3000 residents and fellows from institutions around the United States are enrolled in the program each year.
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Two doctors at computer The Department of Medical Education participates in the development of many activities hosted by DME and other departments throughout the College of Medicine that are designed for practicing physicians.  You can search listings of UIC CME activities by going to "".  Information about the following activities which are offered on a regular basis by the Department of Medical Education can be found by selecting "Seminars and Conferences" from the DME homepage:

• DME Seminars (Medical Education)
• Medical Humanities Seminars
• Medical Professionalism Seminars
• Annual MHPE Conference

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians..
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Red haired doctor The short-term fellowship program is designed for health professionals who have specific educational challenges or topics to explore. A concentrated program of individualized research and consultation with DME faculty members is arranged for each participant. Duration of such programs is one to six months.
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Doctor with patient Resources for Patient Safety Educators supports patient safety education for health care trainer. The resources include lessons and materials from the UIC patient safety curricula, links to curriculum and training material for patient safety educators, and a list of past and current published books and articles on patient safety education.
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Graduation cap and stethoscope The Doctoral (PhD) Program in Education - Curriculum Studies with a Focus in Health Professions Education is offered through the College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine. Doctoral students with this specialization develop a focus on issues, factors, and policies related to teaching and learning in the field of Health Professions Education. Participants are taught by internationally known faculty from both the Department of Curriculum Studies and the Department of Medical Education
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Two doctors looking at chart DME Certificate Programs have been custom designed to enhance the educational leadership and managerial skills of busy health professionals who wish to improve their institution's educational environment and patient care while seeking opportunities for professional development and networking. Participants earn their certificate while attending one weeklong and one 3-day follow up session.
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Three doctors in hallway The mission of the DME's International Programs is to improve health professions education and health care delivery worldwide. DME is a World Health Organization collaborating center for education and health manpower development. DME International Programs offers Short-Term Fellowships, Medical Specialty Training, a Combined MHPE-Residency Program, and an on-site Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) program as well as certificate programs in the Foundations of Medical Education for faculty and program directors.
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Doctor explaining information DME Faculty Development is focused on enhancing learning in the College of Medicine through the improvement of teaching and the development of instructional leadership. Major activities include the Scholars for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellowship, the Teaching Skills Program for Residents, and workshops for fourth-year medical student tutors of Essentials of Clinical Medicine working groups.
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Doctor examining patient Medical Humanities describe and interpret the theory and practice of medicine through works of philosophy, ethics, history, literature and anthropology. The program offers direct instruction in the College of Medicine and in courses open to the university community. In the College of Medicine, the MHP participates in the Essentials of Clinical Medicine course while MHP faculty members also participate in instruction in clinical years, residencies, and the department's own graduate program. MHP university-wide instruction includes courses in clinical ethics, health communication, sexuality and medicine, reproductive ethics, medical history, and literature involving experiences in medicine.
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