The doctoral program in medical and health professions education (PhD or EdD) strives to contribute to the EVMS mission of achieving excellence in medical and health professions education by developing in our graduates the skills necessary to be successful medical and health professions educator scholars in the 21st century.

Program Goals and Student Learning Outcomes:  Graduates of the doctoral program in MHPE are prepared to be contemporary scholars who are:

Goal 1:  Knowledgeable educators as evidenced by

 SLO 1.1 successfully passing the candidacy seminar.

Goal 2:  Effective scholarly collaborators as evidenced by

SLO 2.1 being one of multiple principle investigators on a research proposal prepared for submission in year 2.

SLO 2.2 co-developing a curriculum component (e.g., needs analysis, assessment of evidence-based instructional methods, development of assessment tool) in year 1.

SLO 2.3 co-teaching in an MHPE environment in years 1 and 2.

SLO 2.4 being a contributing member of an EVMS group (e.g., Community of Practice for Educational Scholarship) while enrolled.

Goal 3:  Skilled communicators as evidenced by

SLO 3.1 producing a coherent and convincing written research proposal at the end of the second spring term.

SLO 3.2 disseminating work in a scholarly forum outside of EVMS within 12 months of completion of work.

SLO 3.3 communicating to the lay public by preparing a project outcomes report summary of work for publication on EVMS-affiliated media in year 2.

SLO 3.4 presenting oral summation of proposal during Candidacy Seminar.

SLO 3.5 dissertation presentation in year 3.

Goal 4:  Leading contributors to MHPE as evidenced by

SLO 4.1 adherence to legal and ethical practices at all times.

SLO 4.2 a record of voluntary service to an MHPE-related professional organization in years 2 and 3.

SLO 4.3 service on a education-related committee at current institution while enrolled

Goal 5:  Reflective life-long learners as evidenced by

SLO 5.1 meaningful contributions to a doctoral portfolio comprising scholarly artifacts aligned to workforce requirements of the student’s self-identified professional path.