The University of Dundee has an international reputation for excellence in medical education. Many of the recent innovations in medical education, such as the OSCE, the mini-CEX, and the spiral curriculum, were developed years ago at the University. Physicians and other health professionals are enrolled in the distance-learning program from all over the world, and over 250 physicians have received the Masters of Medical Education. The Masters program gives graduates a thorough understanding of relevant adult education theory, curriculum development and evaluation, learner assessment techniques, instructional design, and teaching techniques.
The Masters Program of the University of Dundee consists of a set of assignments, typically completed in the first year of the Fellowship, with a dissertation describing a medical education research project completed in the second year. The curriculum is designed to produce a well-rounded medical educator who can take a leadership role at the medical school, residency, or continuing medical education level of teaching.
Fellows work together and independently to complete the Masters assignments, which often consist of a project developed at the medical school or residency. Their work to complete the assignments is supported through the Fellowship seminars as well as via one-on-one work with Dr. Shaughnessy. Most assignments result in a tangible work product that results in a change to the curriculum of the medical school or residency teaching programs.