Master of Health Professions Education

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.