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Dr. Darren Cohen demonstrates a patient examination to osteopathic medical student

Medical Education Curriculum

As a leader in both education and health professions, Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSU-KPCOM) offers a Master of Science in Medical Education (MSMed) program. This 30 credit hour online degree program is designed to help health professionals enhance their professional education and teaching skills as well as to expand their ability to facilitate the learning process of students and residents in a variety of clinical teaching environments. The program is comprised of 10 required courses to cover:

  • assessment & evaluation
  • educational methodologies
  • research
  • technology in education  
  • leadership
  • communication
  • mentoring
  • ethics and health law

The course of study was designed to develop a cadre of interprofessional clinical educators with the knowledge and skills to lead in a dynamic and changing healthcare system.  Students are expected to demonstrate the application of content knowledge to their specific clinical profession and engage in robust dialogues with other healthcare professionals.

Courses: Credit Hours:
Teaching Medical and Other Health Professions Students in a Diverse Learning Environment 3
Technology Resources for Health Professions Education 3
Effective Instruction Strategies in Health Professions Education 3
Assessment and Measurement in Health Professions Education 3
Research in Health Professions Education 3
Transformative Leadership and Organizational Change in Health Professions Education 3
Instructional Design and Presentation for Health Educators 3
Professional Ethics and Health Law 3
Foundations of Mentoring for Health Educators 3
Effective Interpersonal Communication and Collaboration in a Health Professions Environment 3
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