Health Professions Education - PhD - Alfaisal Students

The Doctor of Philosophy in Health Professions Education prepares students to become health professions educators, scholars, and leaders. The PhD program incorporates and builds on the existing Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS-HPEd) by providing additional part-time (or full-time) blended learning for the achievement of a research-based PhD degree. Specifically, graduates of our PhD will be able to:

  • Design health professions curricula and evaluate program outcomes
  • Lead change and innovation in health professions education
  • Obtain intramural and extramural support for research projects
  • Conduct peer-reviewed scholarship in an area of expertise
  • Contribute to interprofessional education and practice, leading to improved health outcomes

The program is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced coursework in a selected concentration of study. Concentrations are as follows: Leadership, Research Methods, Simulation-Based Education, Simulation Operations, Customized (e.g. QI, Policy). Through advanced coursework in research design, the scholarship of teaching and learning, qualitative and quantitative research methodology, and critical analysis, students will develop expertise in rigorously evaluating and applying various research methods. Under the mentorship of a dissertation committee, students will generate three original research articles of publishable quality that contribute to the body of knowledge in health professions education. A combination of distance learning technologies and synchronous seminars create a community of learning with peers, mentors, and faculty.