Master of Health Professions Education NYU School of Medicine


5 July 2022

Registration deadline:

15 January 2022

Tuition fee for MHPE-NYU*

€16,700* for MHPE Course & Book Fees to Maastricht University 

*Fees are to be paid in two instalments. 

Participants are also required to pay an NYU Grossman School of Medicine site fee of $10,000 each year. The total cost is approximately ~$37,000 to complete the degree. All fees are subject to change.

About NYU School of Medicine:

The Department of Medicine of the NYU Langone Medical Center is among the longest established in the U.S. and is the largest academic department in the NYU School of Medicine. It supports and oversees 10 subspecialty divisions and numerous programs and centers in its three-pronged mission of education, research and clinical care. We train medical students, residents and fellows in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties, with emphasis on the care of patients and on clinical investigation. The Department is recognized for its high standards of education, pioneering research, and superior clinical care, as well as its grounding in the humanities. We welcome your exploration of our web site, which represents who we are, what we do, and what we hold dear.


The Master of Health Professions Education Program (MHPE) at NYU is designed to expand the capacity of physicians and other health professionals to lead excellent educational programs and conduct high impact, rigorous educational research. The Program is delivered predominantly via flexible distance learning technologies and requires attendance at a 3 week intensive per year at NYU and at bimonthly seminars designed to support participants in completing a scholarly project.


This two-year, internationally recognised, specialisation course will lead to a research-based Master’s degree from Maastricht University.


The MHPE programme is firmly rooted in educational theory. Participants are required to continuously use theory-based insights in dealing with authentic educational problems. Most of the cases used in the programme are derived from the student’s own professional environment. Exploring the interrelationship between educational theory, research and educational practice is a fundamental part of the MHPE programme

Graduates will be able to:

  • understand and critically evaluate the theoretical and empirical literature as it relates to education for the health professions;
  • design, plan and implement a relevant course for health professionals based on current principles of learning and instruction;
  • demonstrate the ability to provide scientifically based advice and help to teachers, curriculum committees, or management of an educational institution;
  • demonstrate teaching skills and innovation implementation skills;
  • conduct an empirical study on a topic of relevance to the field, including the formulation of a question of interest, the design of the study, collection of reliable and valid data, elementary statistical analyses relevant to the data collected and writing a report on the findings. Alternatively, one can choose to design an assessment plan, skills training programme or course, applying the principles underlying the design, planning, implementation and evaluation plan.

MHPE-NYU Coordinator

Adina Kalet, MD, MPH
Director, Maastricht-United States MPHE Program
Professor of Medicine & Surgery
Director, Research on Medical Education Outcomes
Co-Director, Program for Medical Education Innovations & Research

David Stern, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine
Chief, Medicine Service, VA NY Harbor Healthcare System
Vice Chair for Education and Faculty Affairs

Student profile

The MHPE-NYU programme is open to students who have acquired a university degree in one of the health professions (e.g., health sciences, medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, dentistry, pharmacy, speech therapy). 

  • Faculty or fellows on track to become leaders in the field of health professions education and research such as program, course or curriculum administrators, heads of departments, deans of medical schools.
  • The program is open to all faculty or fellows from any NYU Schools and Colleges.
  • A competitive admissions process will be run each fall.

Program Expectations

  • Fulfill all requirements for a Maastricht University Master of Health Professions Degree
  • Obtain support from the Department Chair agreeing to release time: a minimum of 20% FTE (e.g., ½ per week scheduled activities and ½ day research activities) and a 3 week intensive block each year for 2 years

Application requires:

  • Statement of Intent (max. 2 pages)
  • Current CV
  • Letter of Support (max. 2 pages) from department or programme chair outlining support for protected time
  • Description of an Educational Problem or Issue that interests the applicant (max. 1 page) 

More information

Or send an email to
Adina Kalet, MD, MPH ( or David Stern, MD, PhD (