HPE Competencies

Meyer's Class

Competencies

Like many contemporary graduate programs in the health professions, the MHPE and PhD programs are built around a competency framework. Competency-based education focuses on what a trainee should be able to do at the end of their studies.

 

MHPE Competencies

Upon completion of the MHPE program, graduates will be able to achieve the following 14 competencies in four broad areas: (1) Scholarship and Research, (2) Leadership, (3) Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, and (4) Communication.

Scholarship and Research

  • Critically review and evaluate scholarship in the fields of health professions education (HPE), higher education, healthsystems, and/or other academic disciplines that can usefully inform educational inquiry;
  • Use contemporary theory and research methods (qualitative and quantitative) to inform educational inquiry;
  • Characterize the principles of systems and their relevance to the scholarship of HPE (e.g., patient safety, quality, interprofessional collaboration, etc.);
  • Design and implement an educational research study and disseminate results at meetings and in the peer-reviewed literature;

Leadership

  • Participate in the formation and collaboration of HPE groups;
  • Apply leadership theories, principles, and strategies to instructional contexts and to other educational settings;
  • Engage in reflective practice that supports teamwork and continued scholarship;
  • Employ negotiation, conflict resolution, and other leadership skills within relevant HPE systems and other professional settings;

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

  • Develop a personal philosophy of learning and instruction with reference to theoretical and empirical evidence;
  • Apply relevant contemporary theories to specific educational contexts (these theories may include, but are not limited to, theories of learning, curriculum, motivation, health systems, assessment, and instruction);
  • Acquire fluency with information and communication technologies to support educational activities (e.g., online learning);
  • Employ contemporary methods of measurement, evaluation, instruction and assessment to individual learners and educational programs;

Communication

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and
  • Interact with superiors, peers, and trainees in a multidisciplinary setting, and in a professional and ethical manner.

 

PhD in HPE Competencies

The competencies for the PhD in HPE are meant to build upon those achieved in the MPHE program. Thus, upon completion of the PhD in HPE program, graduates will be able to achieve the following 11 competencies in the same four broad areas: (1) Scholarship and Research, (2) Leadership, (3) Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, and (4) Communication.

Scholarship and Research

  • Critically analyze, evaluate and offer revisions to scholarship in the fields of health professions education (HPE), higher education, health systems, and/or other academic disciplines that can usefully inform educational inquiry;
  • Describe the relevance and apply the principles of systems to the scholarship of HPE (e.g., patient safety, quality, interprofessional collaboration, etc.);
  • Design and implement a program of educational research studies and disseminate results at meetings and in the peer-reviewed literature;

Leadership

  • Build and lead interdisciplinary and/or interprofessional groups;
  • Mentor and support the development of educational program leaders (e.g., course directors, clerkship directors, program directors, and/or fellowship directors) with an emphasis on the challenges facing Department of Defense (DoD) educational executives;
  • Direct program change, applying contemporary leadership theory to educational contexts;

Teaching, Learning, and Assessment

  • Defend a personal philosophy of learning and instruction with reference to theoretical and empirical evidence;
  • Apply relevant contemporary theories to specific educational contexts, evaluate outcomes, and disseminate findings;
  • Develop educational innovations based on the existing literature (e.g., instructional methods, assessment techniques, theoretical principles, etc.);
  • Significantly contribute to the vision for enhancing learning and instruction in DoD educational programs (this may include guidance for curriculum reform and accreditation); and

Communication

  • Write and submit an intramural and/or extramural research grant.