Medical Education, MSEd

The University of Pennsylvania Medical Education (Med Ed) Master of Education degree program is a unique collaboration between physician educators and education experts who have come together to provide a comprehensive, innovative curriculum designed specifically for physicians and other healthcare professionals. The program offers leaders in medical education the opportunity to receive master-level training in the delivery of innovative, evidence-based education programs based on sound educational scholarship and the latest technologies. The format is designed to accommodate professionals from a broad geographic area, pairing brief, on-site intensives with flexible, distance learning.  This program is brought to you by the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. It is directed, designed and led in collaboration with the Perelman School of Medicine and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.


Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCourse Units
EDME 5020 Learning & Instructional Design in Medical Education 1
EDME 5030 Managing Technology in Curriculum in Medical Education 1
 Course Units2.00
EDME 5040 Evidence Based Medical Education 1
EDME 5050 Assessing Medical Instruction 1
 Course Units2.00
EDME 5010 Applied Learning and Technology in Medical Education 1
EDME 5060 Evidence Based Medical Education II 1
 Course Units2.00
Second Year
EDME 6010 Leadership Skills in Education 1
EDME 6020 Leadership Effectiveness in Medical Education 1
 Course Units2.00
EDME 6030 Directing Education Programs 1
EDME 6040 Capstone: Leadership in Medical Education I 1
 Course Units2.00
 Total Course Units10.00

Required Milestones: 

Comprehensive Examination (or Portfolio or Thesis)  

Master’s degree candidates must demonstrate thorough knowledge of the field of specialization by passing a comprehensive examination in their area of study. The examination/portfolio/thesis serves an educational and evaluative purpose through which students are expected to review and integrate what they have learned in their coursework and fieldwork. Comprehensive formats vary. 

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.