Medical & Health Professions Education Master's Program Competencies

The program competencies are adopted from the works of Srinivasan and his colleagues (2011) and M. Rosenbaum (2012) on the competencies for medical educators. Their works are based on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education core competencies framework.

Six Core Competencies

Content Knowledge

Educators use their content expertise to tailor instruction for learners and to assess individual learner progress, teach content and assess each learner's abilities within their field of expertise.


Demonstrate a commitment to learners' success and well-being, and to help learners grow into their professional roles.

Interpersonal & Communications Skills

Flexibly tailor teaching and communication styles to facilitate learning.


Professionalism as an educator. Exhibit, inspire, and role model best practices and behaviors.

Practice-based Reflection and Improvement

Demonstrate continuous self-assessment and lifelong learning to improve their effectiveness and capacity as educators.

Systems-Based Practice

Understand the educational microsystem (e.g., the team or service) and the larger macro system in which education occurs, and to advocate for appropriate change in these systems.

Four Focused Competencies for Educators

Program Design and Implementation

Design and implement sound, sustainable educational programs.

Evaluation and Scholarship

Utilize scholarly and practical approaches to prioritize program evaluation in a way that creates new knowledge about the program, the process and the field being studied.


Create a shared vision for medical and health professions education, while anticipating future needs. Create systems in which team members can grow and succeed.


Sustain a positive focus on the career growth of individuals (learners, faculty, staff).