The Department of Learning Health Sciences offers several programs for those who want to learn more about the field of medical education in general, or about particular topics within the broad field.

The Master of Heath Professions Education (MHPE) program prepares practicing professionals in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, public health, social work and other health professions to carry out the full range of responsibilities of a scholarly educator-leader. With the support of faculty mentors and the learning community. Students develop and execute customized learning plans exactly fitted to their needs, including current and future professional development. This program enhances professional commitment to becoming an educator-leader in the health professions.

The Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP) provides an opportunity for competitively selected faculty to study principles of medical education in depth, with the support and direction of department faculty. Throughout the year, MESP offers electives to medical students who are interested in teaching or in pursuing a research program in the field of medical education.

The Patient Safety and Quality Leadership (PASQUAL) Scholars Program is designed for medical school faculty who wish to become clinical leaders in quality and patient safety within the UM Health System and beyond. The Program is funded by the UM Faculty Group Practice as a faculty development initiative administered through the Office of Faculty Affairs. The Program provides an academic and applied foundation in principles and methods for improving the quality and safety of patient care, along with skills in leadership, teaching and scholarship in these areas. Graduates of this program will be well positioned to direct quality and safety initiatives and to facilitate education and research on quality and safety in patient care.

Medical Education Day, offered each spring, gives students, residents and faculty an opportunity to publicize their medical education research – and gives the entire Medical School community an opportunity to learn about others’ work.

The Program in Bioethics focuses on empirical research in bioethics in the areas of healthcare decision-making, health policy and management, and advances in medical science. The program also promotes innovative programs in ethics education.

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