MS in Health Professions Education


College of Health Professions, Institute of Emerging Health Professions


Master of Science


Center City






2 - 4 Years


Name: Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP
  • Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Health Professions
  • Program Director, Masters of Health Professions Education
  • Director, Phase 3, Sidney Kimmel Medical College Thomas Jefferson University

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The MS in Healthcare Professions Education consists of 12 courses and total of 30 credits. This program can be completed in two years with other flexible schedules offered to accommodate students’ needs.

The innovative curriculum includes courses in the traditional core domains for health professions education programs (Teaching & Learning, Curriculum Development, Evaluation and Assessment, Education Research, Leadership & Management) and novel courses covering Simulation, Interprofessional Education, Diversity and Education Law. The program will be offered by Institute of Emerging Health Professions/Jefferson College of Health Professions in collaboration with Sidney Kimmel Medical College. 

Core Courses

  • Adult Learning  in Health Professions (2 credits)
  • Curriculum & Instructional Design (2 credits)
  • Program Assessment & Evaluation (2 credits)
  • Higher Education Leadership (2 credits)
  • Educational Research & Scholarship (2 credits)
  • Simulation for Health Professions Education (3 credits)
  • Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice in Healthcare (3 credits)
  • Health Professions Education Capstone I & II (1 credit each)


  • Educating Graduate Medical Education Learners (3 credits)
  • Graduate Medical Education Program Management for Educators (2 credits)
  • Principles and Practices for Equitable Learning (3 credits)
  • Faculty Development & Mentorship (2 credits)
  • Health Professions Education & the Law (3 credits)
  • Writing Grants for Health Prof. Education (2 credits)
  • Instructional Technology & Learning (2 credits)
  • Foundations of Biostatical Methods (3 credits)
  • Residency/Fellowship PLA (1-3 credits)

Sample Curricula

Students in this program have the flexibility to choose which course to take each semester and in what order to take them. Students may enroll into the program in fall, spring, or summer, and can choose between full-time and part-time options to complete the required credits.