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

Prof. David CM Taylor

BSc, MA, MEd, PhD, EdD. PFHEA(UK), FAcadMEd, FRSB, FAMEE
Professor of Medical Education and Physiology
Program Director JMHPE

Teaching students, or, more accurately, helping them to enter the community of healthcare professionals is a challenging task.  The world, and particularly the clinical environment, is changing rapidly and it takes real skill and knowledge to help people to learn when they and we are facing real pressures of time and service provision.

Our Masters in Health Professions Education program is offered jointly by Gulf Medical University (UAE) and FAIMER (The Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education Research, USA) and CenMEDIC (The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC, UK).  It is an international course, aimed at developing and improving health professions education across the region and beyond.  Our students are clinicians or preclinical scientists, from the public or private sector and are drawn from across the world.  We keep class size under 20 so that we can be sure that we all know and understand each other!

In the first year the program is largely on-line, taught by faculty from across the world, supported by a handful of face to face sessions in Ajman.  Not all of our students can make every face to face session, so we also use technology to bring us together.Successful completion of the first year allows students to embark on a research year, which is supervised by at least one member of GMU staff who will have at least one higher degree in Education.

The best thing about the program is the wide range of experience, background and culture of our students, which means that we are well served to provide an excellent, varied and well-informed education to those who are destined to be educational leaders of the next decade.

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

Admission Criteria – AY2020-21

  • Applicants shall meet all admission criteria for entry into the higher education programs offered by the University, as laid down in the Standards (2019) published by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA), Ministry of Education – Higher Education Affairs, UAE
  • 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 minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.
  • The Applicant must have proficiency in spoken and written English. The applicant can fulfil the English proficiency requirement via the TOEFL, IELTS, or UA CESL Endorsement Exam, minimum requirements are listed below. TOEFL and IELTS test scores must be dated within two years of the year of enrolment.
    • TOEFL: Score of 79 on the iBT or 550 PBT (web-based) test or higher.
    • IELTS: Overall score of 6 is required, with a score of no less than 5 on any individual band or module.

Graduate with less than the minimum score in English proficiency may be provided conditional admission that the student registers 6 credit hours in the first semester of his/her studies and obtains a “B” average or above.(CAA standards 2019 pg:51-52  Stipulation 6: 6.3 Graduate Admission)

    • Applicant must achieve and EMSAT score of 1400 or IELTS 6.0 or equivalent by the end of first semester of study
    • Applicant must achieve a minimum of CGPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent, in the first six credit hours of credit bearing courses studied for the Master’s program

Required Documents:

  • Attested copy of the baccalaureate degree and official transcripts of credit/s earned from all institutions of higher education previously attended
  • Equivalency Certificate of the baccalaureate degree from the Ministry of Education, UAE in case of foreign degrees
  • Copy valid English Proficiency Score sheet (EmSAT/IELTS/TOEFL)
  • Passport copy and Emirates ID Card (For UAE Nationals Family Book and Ethbara)
  • Passport-size Photographs x 5
  • Updated CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Experience letter (involved in education)

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