4-Year Medical Education Masters Track (fully funded)

Pediatric Residency Training Program

The 4-Year Medical Education Masters Track is a unique collaboration between the University of Chicago Pediatric Residency Training Program and the Department of Medical Education at University of Illinois at Chicago.

Applicants to the Medical Education Track must simultaneously apply for the Master of Health Professions Education from The University of Illinois at Chicago.

We are looking for residency applicants who have demonstrated leadership abilities and prior interest in medical education. We seek to train the next generation of leaders in medical education, and we are looking for applicants who are already developing a focus of scholarship. Whether you are interested in curricular development, assessment, exemplary teaching, administration in graduate or undergraduate medical education, or any other area, we will offer you an opportunity to learn from the leaders in the field and provide you with a venue for application of your ideas.

Medical Education Scholarship Track

All track scholars will complete their intern clinical work without any modifications in their schedule.

Starting in the 2nd year, the Medical Education scholar will begin coursework onsite at UIC. The scholar will be expected to take their core courses and electives when they are offered (August, May, July), as well as attend the annual MHPE conference. During these times, the scholar will not be on any clinical rotations, allowing them ample opportunity to focus on the coursework.

During their 4th year they will be expected to complete their masters thesis with the guidance of their thesis committee, with representatives from the MHPE program and the residency program. Their thesis will count as their required research project. This year will also be utilized to complete the clinical time that they deferred during coursework in the 2nd and 3rd years.

Through collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Medical Education, we are thrilled to provide our Medical Education scholar with access to the gold standard for programs in medical education. Scholars would be the only residents admitted to a program that creates cohorts of students that include national and international leaders in medical education.

Interested students will apply to both the University of Chicago Pediatric Residency Medical Education Track through ERAS, as well as the UIC MHPE program through the UIC Graduate Studies application platform.

Residency applications must be submitted through ERAS by 11/01/2022, and MHPE applications are due by December 1, 2022.

We recommend that applicants address their interest in medical education somewhere in their ERAS personal statement. The residency application letters can include a letter that addresses their qualifications for the Medical Education track, but it is not required.

For the UIC MHPE program, you will need the following:

  • Graduate College Electronic Web Application
  • Completion of the Personal Statement Form for the MHPE program (available on their website)
  • Three letters of recommendation specific to the MHPE program
  • Transcripts from post-secondary education schools
  • $70.00 application fee - UCM will cover this fee - contact us for details

For questions related to the MHPE application requirements, please contact UIC Coordinator, Janet Settle directly.