Non-degree Graduate Certificate in Medical and Health Professions Education

Program Details


Attention: The non-degree Graduate Certificate in Medical and Health Professions Education program in is not currently taking new applications.

The Graduate Certificate in Medical & Health Professions Education (GCMHPE) is a fifteen-credit certificate program that will prepare individuals for education roles in academic medical centers.  The certificate is designed for enrollment by medical students, graduate students in education, faculty, current practitioners, and graduate medical education trainees.

Students will be prepared to apply the theories of adult learning and the psychology of learning to students across the medical education continuum.  Specific skills to be acquired will be curriculum design, design of effective learning environments, effective instructional practices, self-regulated learning, learner assessment, program evaluation, effective leadership in various educational settings, and dissemination of educational scholarship.  The GCMHPE will enhance skills in medical students, resident physicians, and faculty for roles in medical education and will enhance the general education skills of GSE students with expertise in medical education.

The program is a hybrid model with a one-week intensive, on-site course; three online courses; and one year-long mentored project including observation in the medical education arena and the creation of a scholarly product, both tailored to the unique learner.


All applicants who are not currently in a Graduate/Non-degree program and don’t have an active RU ID # will need to complete a Graduate Study application. Applications can be completed online or obtained from the Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 56 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (848-932-7711).

Applicants are responsible for reviewing and confirming that they meet program requirements before the application is submitted. Rutgers Graduate School of Education WILL NOT refund the application fee if an applicant is not accepted.

Program Requirements

It is the responsibility of the student to enroll in all of the required courses through Rutgers University. No program requirements may be met at any other institution.  Students are expected to maintain a “B” or better average as a non-degree student in the program. Accepted students will have 5 years to complete the program, from the beginning of any course work to be counted toward the program.

After completing all of the program requirements students will receive official documentation of their completion, endorsed by the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education.

A complete listing of program requirements are available for download or at the Office of Student and Academic Services.

If you have more specific questions about this concentration, please contact Clark A. Chinn or Norma Saks.