NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

122 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Medical Education Program Education is at a crossroads. Physicians and other health professionals are sought after to serve as educators in their respective professions. While they have strong recognition as experts in their clinical discipline, typically, they have little or no formal training in the educational process. Today’s students no longer merely watch, listen, and memorize information. Those medical professionals who choose to teach in the health professions must be guided by new innovations and contemporary technology in order to better understand how people learn. It is important for educators in the health care professions to facilitate the learning process. Graduates of health programs should learn to connect and integrate multiple forms of reasoning (critical and creative thinking) and types of knowledge (formal and case-based) in order to provide the best patient care. Faculty members should be prepared to integrate formal knowledge and concepts fundamental to professional practice in a manner that is relevant to students and residents in a clinical context. To this end, the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed a Master of Science in Medical Education program. This 30-credit-hour, online degree program is designed to help health professionals enhance their professional education and teaching skills, as well as expand their ability to facilitate the learning process of students and residents in a variety of clinical teaching environments. The program is composed of 3-credit-hour courses and includes • assessment and evaluation • educational methodologies • research • technology in education • learning styles The rich, interprofessional platform of NSU’s Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Professions Division provides an excellent environment for this degree program, as it parallels the interprofessional delivery model of patient-care settings. The program incorporates the most recent educational technologies into a robust, 10-course program designed to be completed in one to two years; however, students have a maximum of six years to complete it. Facultymembers for the Master of Science in Medical Education program are recognized scholars and educators from NSU, as well as other major universities. They are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most importantly, they are united in their desire to educate and to motivate students to use what they learn in the program to inspire others. Master of Science in Medical Education program graduates may serve in a variety of educational roles in both university and hospital settings. These include residency program directors, department chairs, assistant deans, associate deans, designated institutional officers, and directors of medical education. The program provides graduates with an educational framework to pursue academic leadership positions. It also strengthens credentials for academic promotion. Course of Study The course of study was designed to develop professional educators with the knowledge and skills to lead in a dynamic and changing health care system. The program includes completion of the 10 required courses identified in the curriculum. Students are expected to demonstrate the application of content knowledge to their specific clinical profession and engage in robust dialogues with other health care professionals. To be eligible for the M.S. in Medical Education degree, students must satisfactorily complete the minimum 30 credit hours of coursework required, with a grade point average of 3.0 (B) or higher, within six years of matriculation. Program Learning Objectives The participant in the Master of Science in Medical Education Program will be able to • demonstrate the ability to employ multiple methods to facilitate learning in a variety of health profession education settings • design learning opportunities that incorporate the use of multiple forms of current and evolving technologies • e mploy assessment strategies to determine the degree to which learners have achieved specified education and training outcomes • identify and employ multiple learning principles in the provision of a broad range of instructional activities • d emonstrate the ability to design and conduct research and engage in scholarly activities in health professions education • provide leadership in a health education setting using the knowledge of organizational structure and effective communication Medical Education Program