Medical & Health Professions
Education, MMHPE

Medical & Health Professions
Education, MMHPE

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A fully online program that prepares educational leaders for various medical and health professions settings.

Who Should Apply?

Our program is beneficial for any student interested in becoming a leader in medical and health professions education.
  • Physicians, residents and fellows
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Clinical pharmacists
  • Medical education coordinators
  • International medical graduates
  • Medical simulation professionals
  • Medical students
  • Allied Health Professionals

Hear from our students

Students say enrolling in the Medical and Health Professions Education master’s program has made a major impact on their careers.


Why choose EVMS?


Earn CME Credits

The program qualifies for 25 Direct AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Medical professionals

Work with diverse professionals

Engaging with students from diverse medical backgrounds enhances the learning community.


Fully online

All courses are asynchronous, meaning you can access materials and complete assignments whenever it’s convenient for you.

Obtain an advanced education in the areas of curriculum, instruction, research, evaluation, leadership and professionalism in a flexible, distance learning program.

Prepare for Certification

The EVMS Simulation in Healthcare course is useful in preparing for the Society for Simulation in Healthcare's (SSiH) Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification examination. The SSiH has additional requirements (e.g., practical experience, letters of support) which are beyond the scope of the MHPE course.

Students practice giving medical care to a dummy
Students outside classroom

GME Concentration

This concentration provides additional coursework in Graduate Medical Education (GME) that will assist those in current/future leadership positions. It also helps identify ways to streamline new GME regulations into residency program curricula and the assessment of resident learning.

Meet Our Faculty


Cynthia P. Cadieux, PhD, RDN, FAND

Assistant Dean, Institutional Effectiveness & Program Review, Director, Medical and Health Professions Education Program

Dr. Cadieux has worked in the area of higher education for 25 years. She has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) since 1989.

Research interests include educational research on topics such as the study of sense of community, especially in the online classroom.

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Areas of expertise

  • Higher education
  • Educational assessment
  • Urban education
  • Character education
  • Online learning
  • Gerontology
  • Health & nutrition

Don Robison, PhD

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director of Service Learning

Dr. Robison has extensive service experience in diverse contexts: volunteer, non-profit, and government.

He believes in the effectiveness of learning in the community with real people in authentic situations.

He loves working with faculty, staff and especially students.

He is certified through the International Society of Performance Improvement (ISPI) as a Performance Technologist.

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Areas of expertise

  • Education
  • Virtual families
  • Service
  • Performance systems
  • Learner motivation
Geoff Miller

Geoffrey T. Miller, MS, EMT-P

Assistant Professor

Mr. Miller joined EVMS in January of 2011, and oversees the expansion of simulation‐based educational activities, curriculum development and educational outcomes and translational research.

Previously, he was the Associate Director of Research and Curriculum Development for the Division of Prehospital and Emergency Healthcare at the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education (GCRME), University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Areas of expertise

  • Medical modeling & simulation
  • Automated intelligent mentoring systems
  • Education
  • Game technology
Agatha C. Dado Parks-Savage

Agatha C. Dado Parks-Savage, EDD, RN, LPC

Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education, Associate Professor, Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Parks-Savage's research interests include resident professionalism and enhancing the resident learning environment.

As a licensed professional counselor, she continues to clinically practice working with individuals/couples/families.

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Areas of expertise

  • Professionalism and career sustaining behavior in medicine
  • Innovating teaching approaches for residency training
  • Physician wellness
  • Healthcare workforce development
  • Sleep/fatigue mitigation
  • Quality improvement
  • Patient safety