Academic Medicine, Master

Academic Medicine, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #54 (ARWU) , CA,
The Master of Academic Medicine is offered through the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in collaboration with the Schools of Dentistry and Pharmacy. Our program employs a blended model, combining on-line coursework with on-campus face-to-face sessions, one week each February.

About

Our goal is to cultivate leaders who will develop and advance educational programs for healthcare professions globally. Health profession education is continuously evolving, which requires leaders that are process experts with a broad repertoire of approaches that can be applied to varied content arenas and situations. The program addresses a challenge in health professions’ education – the need for qualified educators who can model and lead change in their respective schools and programs. Graduates will be positioned to guide future generations of health professionals toward better meeting the health needs of our global society.

Program Objectives

Graduates will be able to demonstrate skills within academic medicine and health including:

  • Developing, leading and evaluating programs
  • Leading of self and others
  • Designing curricula and assessing learners
  • Addressing policy and accreditation issues and challenges
  • Designing, implementing and studying innovations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Academic Medicine Worldwide
  • Becoming a Leader in Academic Medicine Worldwide
  • Leading Change in Academic Medical Centers
  • Competencies in Academic Medicine and Health
  • Accreditation and Program Evaluation in Academic Medicine
  • Capstone Portfolio for the Master of Academic Medicine
  • Implementing Research on Innovations in Academic Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    32 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    103

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants for admission to the Master of Academic Medicine program are generally expected to have an advanced degree in a health profession. Proof of graduation is required.
  • For applicants who do not have an advanced degree in a health profession, a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required. A grade point average of 3.0 (A = 4.0) is usually expected as well as satisfactory scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test.
  • Official transcripts and three letters of recommendation are required.

        Tuition Fee

        • International Applies to you

          61428 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 30714 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
        • National Applies to you

          61428 USD/year
          Tuition Fee
          Based on the original amount of 30714 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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        Living costs for Los Angeles

        • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
          Living Costs

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