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Doctoral Program in Medical and Health Professions Education (PhD or EdD)

Earn your Medical and Health Professions Education PhD or EdD, and become a teacher, leader and educational scholar.

More than an educator

Be an adviser, an influencer and an explorer. Inspire future physicians and healthcare professionals as they progress through their schooling.

With this degree, you can play a crucial role in academic medicine and deliver high-quality medical and health professions education.

 

Which is right for you?

Which is right for you?

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PhD

The PhD is a research-based terminal degree that allows individuals to work in academia or research at the university level.

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EdD

The EdD is a practice-based professional degree designed for educators looking to create change at an administrative level.

Concentrations

Higher Education (PhD or EdD)

Become an education researcher and leader, designing, managing, and evaluating health professions education programs.

Higher Education (PhD or EdD)

Gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to tackle major issues facing higher-education administration today.

This concentration explores academic health centers compared to universities looking at topics such as management, leadership, oversight, policy, law and finance. The program includes the study of current issues and data science in higher education.

Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (PhD)

Designed to provide the next generation of anatomy educators with skills relating to contemporary needs, issues and best practices in diverse academic settings.

Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (PhD)

The demand for well-versed anatomy educators is growing as more faculty are retiring, U.S. medical schools continue increasing enrollment and more health professions programs are being created.

This concentration provides experience in management, course directing, dissection and modern teaching modalities.

Ultrasound and Imaging Education (PhD)

Develop, manage and deliver ultrasound education programs to help meet the need for training sonographers, sonologists and medical professionals.

Ultrasound Imaging Education (PhD)

Join a first-of-its-kind program and receive training in one of the country’s most ultrasound-integrated undergraduate medical curriculums.

Ultrasound and imaging in medicine and allied health is an exploding field with an increasing need for sonographer educators. This concentration will produce educators capable of curriculum development, management, delivery and assessment.

Higher Education (PhD or EdD)

Become an education researcher and leader, designing, managing, and evaluating health professions education programs.

Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (PhD)

Designed to provide the next generation of anatomy educators with skills relating to contemporary needs, issues and best practices in diverse academic settings.

Higher Education (PhD or EdD)

Gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to tackle major issues facing higher-education administration today.

This concentration explores academic health centers compared to universities looking at topics such as management, leadership, oversight, policy, law and finance. The program includes the study of current issues and data science in higher education.

Ultrasound and Imaging Education (PhD)

Develop, manage and deliver ultrasound education programs to help meet the need for training sonographers, sonologists and medical professionals.

Higher Education (PhD or EdD)

Become an education researcher and leader, designing, managing, and evaluating health professions education programs.

Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (PhD)

Designed to provide the next generation of anatomy educators with skills relating to contemporary needs, issues and best practices in diverse academic settings.

Ultrasound and Imaging Education (PhD)

Develop, manage and deliver ultrasound education programs to help meet the need for training sonographers, sonologists and medical professionals.

Higher Education (PhD or EdD)

Gain the practical knowledge and skills necessary to tackle major issues facing higher-education administration today.

This concentration explores academic health centers compared to universities looking at topics such as management, leadership, oversight, policy, law and finance. The program includes the study of current issues and data science in higher education.

Contemporary Human Anatomy Education (PhD)

The demand for well-versed anatomy educators is growing as more faculty are retiring, U.S. medical schools continue increasing enrollment and more health professions programs are being created.

This concentration provides experience in management, course directing, dissection and modern teaching modalities.

Ultrasound Imaging Education (PhD)

Join a first-of-its-kind program and receive training in one of the country’s most ultrasound-integrated undergraduate medical curriculums.

Ultrasound and imaging in medicine and allied health is an exploding field with an increasing need for sonographer educators. This concentration will produce educators capable of curriculum development, management, delivery and assessment.

Developed by educators for educators

Crafted by EVMS instructors, clinicians and basic scientists, our curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics, including:

  • Curriculum design and evaluation
  • Adult learning theory and instructional methods
  • Data-based decision making
  • Research methods
  • Higher education organization and management
  • Contemporary approaches to teaching anatomy

Program benefits

Compass
Individual mentoring

Develop an academic plan and timeline for completion based on your needs and program offerings.

Medical professionals
Accelerated research

Apply what you learn immediately with an integrated research experience that starts from the very beginning of the program.