Joint Masters in Health Professions Education (JMHPE)

The Masters and Diploma in Health Professions Education program are being offered jointly with the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), United States and The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC), United Kingdom. The diploma level courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the quality assurance guidelines and policies of Gulf Medical University.

Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education & Research (FAIMER) is a leading International Institution headquartered in Philadelphia, United States committed to improving world health through education. FAIMER is promoting excellence in international health professions education through programmatic and research activities.

The aim of this joint program is to develop leaders in health professions education who can transform education and support the development of health professionals for the 21st century. This is only one of its kind program being offered in the Gulf region and the wider Arab world, designed and taught by a faculty of over 50 internationally acclaimed academics. Programs offers ease of study with flexible learning schedule which is best suited to working professionals. A dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access digital content, virtual classrooms, videos, discussions and much more to support all aspects of your learning.

Students who successfully complete the program including a research project in year 2 relevant to their work environment will be awarded a degree in Joint Masters in Health Professions Education.

Students who choose to opt-out from the program after year one will be awarded a Joint Diploma in Health Professions Education

Who will benefit from the program?

  • Faculty
  • Resident Trainees
  • Program Directors
  • Health Professionals
  • Health Professions Educators

Lead Faculty

Prof. Hossam Hamdy

Professor of Surgery & Medical Education

Prof. David Taylor

Professor of Medical Education & Physiology

Prof. Janet Grant

Professor of Education in Medicine

Dr. John Norcini

President & CEO FAIMER

Goal

The goal of the program is to ensure that participants gain the competencies needed to meet the entrust­able professional activities expected of health professions educators.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduates will be able to:

  • Design curricula
  • Understand change management & leadership
  • Facilitate learning
  • Assess learning
  • Understand the research process
  • Interpret research data to professional standards

General Admission Requirements:

  • The applicant shall be a graduate of an accredited school in the UAE or a graduate of an IMED-listed medical school outside the UAE or a graduate of an Allied Health Sciences Program as applicable.
  • Applicants for the Diploma / Master in Health Professions Education shall have a recognized Baccalaureate degree or equivalent health professional, at least two years post-qualification and involved in education, its planning, administration, support, delivery or regulation earned in a discipline appropriate for the prospective graduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.

Required Documents:

  • Attested copy of the Bachelor Degree and Transcripts
  • Updated CV
  • Equivalency Certificate of the baccalaureate degree from the Ministry of Education, UAE
  • Passport copy and Emirates ID Card (if UAE Resident)

The graduates can pursue further career in:

  • Higher Education Institutions – Universities
  • Learning & Development Departments with Government & Private Institutions
  • Health Services Organizations – Ministry of Health
  • Hospitals as Residency Training Program Directors

Masters in Health Professions Education (MHPE) program offered by the College of Medicine, Gulf Medical University received accreditation from the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education, UAE.

The Diploma and Masters in Health Professions Education programs are offered jointly with the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®) and Gulf Medical University.

Students who choose to opt-out from the Masters program after year one will be awarded a Joint Diploma in Health Professions Education.

Goals

The goal of the Joint Diploma in Health Professions Education program is to ensure that participants gain the competencies needed to meet the entrust­able professional activities expected of health professions educators.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this diploma program, the graduates will be able to:

  • Design curricula
  • Understand change management & leadership
  • Facilitate learning
  • Assess learning