Education

Learning at All Levels

At the University of Michigan, we are developing the science to transform knowledge into actionable change. Being at the forefront of the newest discipline in health care places our department in the unique position of training future health system leaders. We offer specialized educational programs for a wide variety of learners, including medical residents, faculty, practitioners, and graduate students from many different disciplinary backgrounds. We will equip you with the knowledge to impact change from the individual to the systems level, wherever you work.

Graduate Degree Programs

Our graduate programs are designed to meet learners where they are.

Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE)

A Master’s degree program unlike any other, the University of Michigan MHPE focuses on learner competence rather than a program of fixed duration or set of courses. Designed for health professionals who want to develop their educational leadership and scholarship, the UM-MHPE builds learning into your current educational responsibilities for a customized plan and rigorous assessment.

Master or PhD in Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS)

Learning health systems are organizations or networks that continuously self-study and adapt using data and analytics to transform practice. Our newly launched Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) graduate program is on the forefront of this emerging science.

Graduate Certificate Program

Precision Health Graduate Certificate

The era of precision health is developing rapidly. This exciting new certificate harnesses many of the successful educational programs already established at UM to provide a solid foundation of knowledge and training in precision health. Certificate offerings include a wide array of interdisciplinary courses in areas such as data science, ethics, policy, human genetics, bioinformatics, and healthcare systems engineering. Designed for graduate students who wish promote more effective health care approaches and assure that the right treatment is being given to the right patient at the right time, this certificate is administered by DLHS in collaboration with the U-M Precision Health, a University-wide initiative.

Professional Development Programs (MESP)

Michigan Medicine faculty and staff are invited to apply to our professional development programs.

Medical Education Scholars Program (MESP)

Provides an opportunity for competitively selected Michigan Medicine faculty to study and apply principles of medical education in depth. Sessions cover educational theory, application and research on topics including: teaching and learning, cognition, assessment and evaluation, academic leadership, career building and research methods.