Certificate Programs

Announcing new faculty development certificate programs

The Leischner Department of Medical Education (DOME) is offering certificate programs designed to enhance your scholarly activity related to medical education.  The certificate programs are designed to provide a foundation in academic skills and leadership with direct application to medical students, residents, fellows and physicians.

The certificate programs will enhance the knowledge and skills each participant brings to the classroom and to their academic careers, which will further promote a learning community environment.  The program will be highly interactive with the expectation of concept application in the workplace.

Upcoming scheduled certificate programs:

  • Foundations of Medical Education Research (February - May 2018)
  • Developing Medical School and Residency Curricula (tba)
  • Medical Teaching (tba)

Objectives: At the end of each certificate program, participants will be able to:

  1. Analyze issues in medical education pedagogy.
  2. Develop strategies to improve pedagogy and gather relevant educational data.
  3. Participate in the community of Stritch faculty who engage in scholarly activity related to medical education.

Participants will receive a certificate of completion for each of the programs. 
As a valued faculty member of Loyola, the certificate programs are offered at no cost.


The Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  The Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

"Foundations of Medical Education Research" Certificate Program (Spring 2018)

Foundations of Medical Education Research is the first of many upcoming certificate programs.  Experts will present on a range of topics in medical education and frameworks that guide scholarship.  You will also develop a research question related to your pedagogical interests over the course of the program and each session will include small group discussions of these developing projects. Completion of the program will equip the participant to join the community of Stritch faculty who engage in scholarly activity through the Leischner Department of Medical Education quarterly medical education research meetings.

The program consists of seven 90-minute sessions scheduled every other Tuesday evening beginning February 13th.  You must be able to attend 6 of the first 7 sessions in order to complete the certificate program. Capstone Project presentations will be presented on the last date, May 29th.

Foundations of Medical Education Research topics will include:

  • Feb 13:  What is my role in an Academic Medical Center and Why Research?
  • Feb 27:  How do I develop and define my research question?
  • March 13:  How do I explore the literature and search of instruments?
  • March 27:  How do I design my study?
  • April 10:  How do you know if my instrument is doing what I think it's doing?
  • April 24:  Clinical competence- How do I assess it?
  • May 8:  Curriculum development and instructional design- How do I start?

You must commit to attending at least 6 of the 7 sessions on the following Tuesdays:
February 13, 27; March 13, 27; April 10, 24; May 8.  Capstone poster presentations will be presented on May 29th. 
All sessions begin at 5:30pm and end at 7:00pm.  Sessions will be held at the Stritch School of Medicine Cuneo Center.

Course Directors: Trent Reed, DO, Emily Anderson, PhD, MPH
Faculty: William Adams, PhD, Mary Boyle, MD, Gail Hendler, MLS, Josh Hopps, PhD, Cara Joyce, PhD, Linda Millbrandt, RH, MS, CCRP, Jeanne Sadlik, MLS, Stacey Zurek, PhD

Register by January 26, 2018 for the introductory certificate program: Foundations of Medical Education Research.
Space is limited, register today.

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Mark Kuczewski, PhD

Gregory Gruener, MD, MBA, MHPE

Please contact Program Coordinator, Cynthia Chaidez at cchaidez@luc.edu if you have any questions.