Current Medical Fellows

The Health Professions Education programs recognize the value of this training for those participating in graduate medical fellowships, and has crafted a special admission process for those currently enrolled in a graduate medical fellowship in the United States.

Admission Process

Applicants for admission who are currently participating in a graduate medical fellowship and have passed United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step II – Clinical Skills must submit the following to the Health Professions Education program:

Application Deadlines

SPRING SEMESTER ADMISSION

October 1 – International applicants
November 1 – U.S. citizens or permanent residents

For more information about the admissions requirements or process, please contact the School of Medicine Office of Admissions at medicine@umkc.edu or 816-235-1870.

Student Profiles

Emily Hillman
Emily Hillman
Program of Study: B.A./M.D. Program, Emergency Medicine Residency at UMKC School of Medicine
Hometown: Overland Park, KS
Class of 2019
College/University Attended: University of Missouri - Kansas City
Why did you choose to attend the UMKC Master of Health Professions Education program?

I felt there was a gap in the knowledge and skills I had necessary to thrive in the academic environment—specifically surrounding curriculum development, learner assessment, and designing and executing quality educational research. I enrolled in a 3-credit hour course on instructional design that was covered at cost by the UMKC faculty development committee and had such a great experience that I decided to pursue a master’s degree

What have you enjoyed most about your experience at UMKC?

The 1:1 attention and small class sizes: the curriculum is highly applicable to the clinician-educator and novice educational researcher.

What have you found most valuable in your program?

The faculty and benefitting from their expertise! I have also appreciated that the coursework is often project-based, which means each semester I have something tangible that can be implemented at the Undergraduate or Graduate Medical Education level.



Costs & Financial Aid

It is important to take into consideration the cost of your graduate education and your individual financial needs. Financial planning for the Graduate Certificate program should include estimated tuition and fees, supply costs and living expenses.

GCHPE Program Estimated Education Fees, 2020-2021

The estimated annual educational fees for 2019-2020 provide estimated financial costs to assist you in planning. These estimated expenses are subject to change without notice.

Semester Expense Estimate
Fall/Spring Resident Tuition/Metro Rate Tuition* $406.70 (per credit hour)
Non-Resident Tuition $643.40 (per credit hour)

*Graduate, non-professional students who are legal residents of Atchison, Douglas, Franklin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, Shawnee, or Wyandotte counties in Kansas will be assessed educational fees equivalent to those of a Missouri resident (the “in-state” rate). Metro Rate is contingent on meeting Residency rules established by the Office of Admissions.

**The Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP) is an interstate initiative established by the Midwestern Higher Education Compact to increase educational opportunities for students in its member states. This program enables residents of Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, and North Dakota to enroll in designated institutions and selected programs at reduced tuition levels outside of their home state. Visit Midwestern Higher Education Compact for more details.

Contact the UMKC Office of Admissions for more information:

Phone: 816-235-8658 (UMKC)
E-mail: metrorate@umkc.edu
Web site: www.umkc.edu/metrorate

All numbers above are approximate and do not include additional university and program fees or any living expenses. For exact tuition and fee figures, please see the Cashiers Office Website.

Financial Aid

The UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can assist with providing additional information regarding financial aid programs, including federal and state grant and loan programs. In addition, the UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships can offer you more information on the types of expenses you can expect, as well as the type of assistance that might be available to you.

In general, students interested in merit or need-based financial aid may be eligible for various loans, grants and/or other financial aid programs. To be considered for such programs, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available through the UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships or online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

The priority date for filing the FAFSA is February 1.

Additional Discounts & Assistance

For more information regarding UMKC discounts and assistance please go Here. You may also contact the UMKC Cashiers Office directly at 816-235-1365.

For additional financial aid information, contact:

UMKC Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships
University of Missouri-Kansas City
101 Administrative Center
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO 64110-2449
Phone: 816-235-1154
Web site: www.sfa.umkc.edu

Admissions Timeline

Fall Semester Admission

July 15: Priority Deadline – International Applicants

The UMKC General Application for Admission is due by this date. All supporting documents must also be sent or uploaded by this date (this includes transcripts, test scores, goal statement, CV and letter of recommendation). Applications that become complete late will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

August 15: Priority Deadline – U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

The UMKC General Application for Admission is due by this date. All supporting documents must also be sent or uploaded by this date (this includes transcripts, test scores, goal statement, CV and letter of recommendation). Applications that become complete late will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Ongoing: Offers of Admission are Extended

Applicants offered admission will be emailed the admissions decision. All decisions of the admissions committee are final.

August: Classes Begin

Students who have been offered admission for the fall semester and who have accepted the offer of admission will matriculate to the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education program in August.

 

Spring Semester Admission

December 15: Priority Deadline – International Applicants

The UMKC General Application for Admission is due by this date. All supporting documents must also be sent or uploaded by this date (this includes transcripts, test scores, goal statement, CV and letter of recommendation). Applications that become complete late will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

January 15: Priority Deadline – U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents

The UMKC General Application for Admission is due by this date. All supporting documents must also be sent or uploaded by this date (this includes transcripts, test scores, goal statement, CV and letter of recommendation). Applications that become complete late will be reviewed on a space-available basis, and incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.

Ongoing: Offers of Admission are Extended

Applicants offered admission will be emailed the admissions decision.  All decisions of the admissions committee are final.

January: Classes Begin

Students who have been offered admission for the spring semester and who have accepted the offer of admission will matriculate to the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education program in January.

Admission Requirements

The requirements for admission are governed by the UMKC School of Medicine.  An admissions committee is composed of faculty and administrators who review complete applications and make all final admission decisions.

Applicants can begin in either the fall or spring semester.

Applicants for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Earn a professional degree in the health professions or in a related field (e.g., MD, DDS, DO, RN, Pharm.D, PhD, MA, MS, MPA, MBA).
  • Earn a baccalaureate degree (e.g. BA, BS) with a minimum of two years of professional experience in the health professions.
TOEFL and IELTS Scores
  • The TOEFL exam or IELTS exam is required for international applicants whose native language is not English.
  • TOEFL Scores: A minimum score of 550 (paper-based exam), 213 (computer-based exam) or 79 (Internet-based exam) is required.
    • UMKC TOEFL electronic code: 6872.
  • IELTS minimum score required: A minimum score of 6.0 is required for graduate level study at UMKC.
    • IELTS scores should be sent to:

UMKC International Student Affairs
Student Success Center, G-04
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, MO  64110

  • Exception: Applicants who are currently participating in a health professions residency or fellowship are not required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score.

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
  • 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 complete the UMKC General Application for Admission and review the information provided by the International Student Affairs Office.

Step 2: 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:

University of Missouri – Kansas City
Office of Admissions – Processing
5115 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64112

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 3: Submit a Goal Statement & CV

All applicants are required to submit a one-page goal statement and CV.  These documents should be uploaded directly to your UMKC General Application for Admission.

Step 4: Letters of Recommendation

Physicians in residency or fellowship programs are required to submit a letter of recommendation from the director of their program.  Recommendation letter requests should be sent directly through the UMKC General Application for Admission.

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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.

FAQs

What does it mean that the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education is based on an “educational research” foundation?

Educational research, as the systematic and rigorous investigation of instructional topics,  is key to understanding educational practice (learning, teaching, assessment, curriculum, evaluation in the health professions).  The Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education develops a strong educational research-based perspective for students as they tackle learning and instructional problems.

Are there benefits to the interprofessional approach in the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education?

Yes. Working together with health educators from diverse fields (Medicine, Nursing, Allied Health, Pharmacy and Dentistry) serves to expand students’ understanding of learning, and provides the opportunity to see how instructional theory plays out in a full range of health professions education situations.

Is graduate education in health professions education something new?

Graduate education in the health professions has snowballed over the last 10 years. Several factors account for this. First, innovation in the health sciences demands new ways of teaching and assessment. Second, educational science has evolved and provides cutting edge solutions for practice in health professions education. Third, accreditation guidelines demand a high level of educational competence. Fourth, the economic climate calls for effective and efficient and economically feasible instruction.

Do you offer a Master of Health Professions Education?

Yes. The Masters of Health Professions Education is now being offered. The Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education will provide the foundation for this advanced study.

What are the qualifications of the faculty in the Graduate Certificate in Health Professions Education?

All faculty have significant experience in health professions education and advanced degrees in a health sciences field or in education. All faculty publish research regularly and attend conferences in the field.

Do I have to take the courses in a specific order?

No. You may take most of the courses at any time. However, we suggest that you take Research Methods or an equivalent course before Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education.

When do the classes meet?

Classes are blended or online. Classes may meet every other week in the School of Medicine from 1-2:50 on Friday or at other times dependent on student availability. On weeks when the classes do not meet in person, there are generally online meetings with required coursework.

How long will it take to complete the program?

If you take two courses per semester, you can finish in a year. If you take one course per semester, you can finish in two years. You have up to five years to complete all the coursework for the certificate.

Is additional work outside of attending class required?

Yes. The Graduate Certificate is a rigorous academic program and it is project-based.  Students complete readings and projects in each course and participate in discussions.  Plan to spend at least three hours per week in preparation.

Is attendance at the course meetings required?

Absolutely.  This is addressed in the syllabus by each professor but attendance is generally required and documented.

Are faculty available at times other than class times to provide assistance?

Yes. All faculty are available both online and in person.

Is there financial aid available to offset tuition?

Faculty

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Phil Byrne, Ed.D.

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Program Director - Health Professions Education Program
Department(s) of Graduate Health Professions in Medicine, Pediatrics
Kansas University Medical Center, Children's Mercy Hospital

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Quality Improvement, Faculty Development, Leadership, Qualitative Methodology

Byrne, Phil
855-1865
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Timothy P. Hickman, M.D., M.P.H., M.Ed., FAAP

Associate Teaching Professor
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Pediatrics
UMKC School of Medicine
Hickman, Timothy P.
235-1861
M5-125
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Kadriye O. Lewis, Ed.D.

Professor, Director - Evaluation and Program Development
Department(s) of Pediatrics
Section: Evaluation and Program Development
Children's Mercy Hospital
Lewis, Kadriye O.
234-3308
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Angellar Manguvo, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor, Instructional Design Specialist
Department(s) of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Medical Education Support Services
UMKC School of Medicine
Manguvo, Angellar
235-1856
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Jill Moormeier, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor, Chair - Department of Internal Medicine
Department(s) of Internal Medicine
Section: Hematology/Oncology
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District

Specialties and Research/Medical Interests

Assessment and evaluation, Program development

Moormeier, Jill
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Rebecca R. Pauly, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Professor, Years 3-6 Docent, Associate Dean - Faculty Development
Department(s) of Internal Medicine, Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine, Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Pauly, Rebecca R.
235-6169
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Jennifer Quaintance, Ph.D.

Associate Research Professor, Assistant Dean - Assessment and Quality Improvement
Department(s) of Biomedical and Health Informatics
UMKC School of Medicine
Quaintance, Jennifer
235-1958
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Christine Sullivan, M.D.

Professor, Associate Dean - Professional Development
Department(s) of Emergency Medicine
Truman Medical Center - UMKC Health Sciences District
Sullivan, Christine
404-1536
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Curriculum & Calendar

Course Descriptions

Current Issues in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5530) – Introduction to the program and consideration of current issues in health professions education such as professionalism, culture and diversity, inter-professional education, portfolio, simulation, generational differences and critical thinking and problem solving. Students will also identify and examine topics specific to their areas of practice.

Principles and Methods of Research (EDRP 5508) – Understanding and applying educational research methods to issues in health professions education. Focus on quantitative, qualitative and mixed method models, and on contributing to the research body through publication and presentation, attention to application of research to problems in health professions education.

Teaching in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5560) –  Emphasis on learning and teaching theories and current research in health professions education as applied to instructional methods, delivery, students and learning contexts. Focus on individual differences, mentoring and tutoring, and on teaching in clinical, small group and large group situations in health sciences education.

Assessment in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5550) – Focus on the development of tests, surveys and other assessment tools related to the evaluation of performance in health professions education.

Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5522) –  Examination of the theory and strategies for the development, implementation, and evaluation and of curricula in health professions education. Focus on contextual factors, learner needs, current models, outcome-based approaches, leadership, and faculty development for design and delivery.

Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5580) – Applied research as linked to program development and evaluation in health professions education. Topics include needs assessment, summative and formative evaluations, methodologies, data collection, data analysis, and reporting findings. Project-based: Students will develop full program evaluation as a requirement for this course. Prerequisite: EDRP 5508 or consent of instructor.

 

Fall
Current Issues in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5530) Blended*
Assessment in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5550) Blended*
Spring
Teaching in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5560) Blended*
Principles and Methods of Research (HPRE 5508) Blended*
Summer
Curriculum Design in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5522) Online
Program Evaluation in Health Professions Education (HPRE 5580) Online

* Blended classes include occasional classroom meetings which are generally held on alternating Fridays from 1:00 – 2:50 in the SOM, or times and frequency may be varied in consideration of student availability.

All courses are three credit hours.

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