Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education

Applying for Admission


Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education program must submit all applications and application materials.  Applications must be complete before the admissions committee will consider the application for admission.  Applications that remain incomplete will not be considered.

Students applying to the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education program must submit the following:

  • UMKC General Application for Admission
  • UMKC Supplemental Application for Admission
  • International students should also review the information provided by the International Student Affairs Office.
  • Official college/university transcripts,
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable),
  • A one-page goal statement,
  • A résumé or CV,
  • One letter of recommendation (if applicable).
    • Physicians in residency or fellowship programs are required to submit a letter of recommendation from the director of their program. 

 

Application Process

 

Step 1: Complete the UMKC General Application for Admission

All applicants must complete the UMKC General Application for Admission.  Please follow the instructions provided on the application.

International students should also review the information provided by the International Student Affairs Office.

 

Step 2: Complete the UMKC Supplemental Application for Admission

All applicants, both international and domestic, must complete the UMKC Supplemental Application for Admission. Please follow the instructions provided on the application.

Please click the link above to download the Supplemental Application. Save the downloaded PDF and complete the application. When complete, please “save as” LastName-FirstName-HPE.pdf and email the saved PDF to medicine@umkc.edu.

 

Step 3: Submit Transcripts & Test Scores

All applicants are required to submit official college/university transcripts and official TOEFL or IELTS scores (if applicable) to the university.  Transcripts may be sent to:

Office of Admissions
University of Missouri-Kansas City
120 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO  64110-2499

International applicants should submit transcripts to:

University of Missouri-Kansas City
International Student Affairs Office
Student Success Center
5000 Holmes Road, G-04
Kansas City, MO  64110

TOEFL scores should also be submitted electronically (UMKC code: 6782).

 

Step 4: Submit a Goal Statement & CV

All applicants are required to submit a one-page goal statement and CV.  These documents should be submitted to:

UMKC School of Medicine
Office of Admissions, M1-103
Attn:  GCHPE
2411 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO  64108

These documents may also be submitted by fax to 816-235-6579 or email to medicine@umkc.edu.

 

Step 5: Letters of Recommendation

Physicians in residency or fellowship programs are required to submit a letter of recommendation from the director of their program.  Letters of recommendation should be sent to:

UMKC School of Medicine
Office of Admissions, M1-103
Attn:  GCHPE
2411 Holmes Street
Kansas City, MO  64108

These documents may also be submitted by fax to 816-235-6579 or email to medicine@umkc.edu.

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Application Process for Visiting or Community Students (Non-certificate/Non-degree seeking students)

Students interested in taking courses for credit, who may not wish to pursue the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education, may enroll as visiting or community students.

Eligibility

    • Visiting or community students must have a professional degree or baccalaureate degree and professional experience in the health professions.
    • Visiting or community students may enroll in the Certificate Program at a later date and receive full credit for completed coursework.

Applying for Admission

Visiting students applying to take a course or courses in the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education program must submit the following:

Visiting/Community Student applications are submitted to the UMKC Office of Admissions.  After the application has been processed and you have received your acceptance letter and student number, you may enroll in coursework.

If a student chooses to pursue the Graduate Certificate program at a later date, he/she will be required to complete the full application process for admission.