Medical and Health Professions Education, MMHPE

Medical and Health Professions Education, MMHPE

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

Who should apply?

Our program is beneficial for anyone 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 and health professions students
  • Allied health professionals
  • GME coordinators and directors

Become an expert educator

When you earn your MMHPE, you gain the training and experience needed to lead exceptional educational programs.

Dr. Joel Clingenpeel, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and Associate Professor, explains how our program turns practicing professionals into skilled instructors.

Why choose EVMS?

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Earn CME Credits

The program qualifies for 25 Direct AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Continuing Medical Education.

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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 wherever it’s convenient for you.

Hear from our graduates

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

Graduate testimonials

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

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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.

GME Concentration

This concentration provides optional 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.

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Meet Our Faculty


Cynthia P. Cadieux, PhD, RDN, FAND

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

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
  • Online learning
  • 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, nonprofit 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 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 and families.

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Areas of expertise

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