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Medical Education (Curr & Instruction)

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, in partnership with the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH), offers a Master of Education (MEd) program for physicians and other healthcare providers involved with or interested in medical teaching and learning and educational research. Those in clinical fellowships may seek the MEd degree as an alternative to the traditional MPH or MS degrees.

The emphasis of the program is on adult learning, curriculum and teaching methods, and medical education evaluation and research.


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Distance Learning Only


Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue, MLC 2011
Cincinnati,OH  45229
Lea Alaee
Phone: 513-636-4183

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Major Details

The program is offered as a distance learning program only.  There is no on-site requirement, and all courses are conducted via Blackboard from the University of Cincinnati website. Many instructors also choose to have a few synchronous class meetings using web conferencing tools.

Coursework includes assigned reading materials, active participation in the course discussion board, and assignments, tests, and group and individual projects. If a course requires an individual project, you are encouraged to choose and design a project that is applicable to your home institution and its organizational needs. This ensures the program is immediately relevant and useful.


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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Fall 2012

Predominant Program

    Medical Education Core Requirements
    • CI6075, Field Experiences Practicum, 1 - 6
    • CI7001, Educational Research for Masters Students , 3
    • CI7080, Curriculum Development & Evaluation in Medical Education, 3
    • CI7081, Attitude Formation and Change in Medical Education, 3
    • CI7082, Human and Adult Learning in Medical Education, 3
    • CI7083, Application of Instructional Design and Technology in Medical Education, 3
    • CI7090, Master's Project: Curriculum and Instruction, 1 - 3
    • EDST7010, Statistical Data Analysis I, 3
    • EDST8034, Measurement and Assessment, 3
    • EDST8051, Qualitative Research Methods I, 3

Admission Requirements

Please visit the program website at for updated requirements.

When completing the On-Line Graduate School Application for the Distance Learning program, be sure to select the program “Medical Education (Curr and Instr)-Distance Learning”.  MEd appears in the Award column. 


The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.