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Master of Health Science - Medical Education Pathway Degree Program

Program Description

Photo by Mara Lavitt
MHS-Med Ed Degree Program

The 2018 and 2019 graduates and faculty leaders of the Master of Heath Science - Medical Education Pathway degree program at Medical Education Day at Yale, May 16, 2019. (Not pictured: Kevin Pei, MD, MHS - 2019 Graduate)

The Master of Health Science degree offers a medical education pathway (MHS-Med Ed). This is a two-year program that features an education research project and provides a comprehensive curriculum for individuals interested in developing a career in the field of medical education.

Eligibility was changed November 2020 to include applicants with YSM resident, fellow, and faculty appointments in a department or program approved to award the MHS degree. Noteworthy in this change is the removal of the MD degree requirement. Applicants will complete a research project, a core curriculum including elective courses, and work within an individualized learning plan that is designed to facilitate their development as educators, scholars and leaders in medical education.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to contribute to the education community at Yale School of Medicine and the broader field of medical education, both nationally and internationally.

Program Objectives

Each MHS-Med Ed degree program participant will:

  • Design, implement and disseminate an education research project, including writing an original thesis.
  • Gain practical educational work experience though active involvement in graduate and undergraduate medical education activities
  • Develop proficiency to serve as a leader in medical education