Course Work

Students must complete 12 total Scholarly Concentration coursework units. Students selecting only a Foundation Area complete all 12 units in that Foundation Area. Students undertaking both a Foundation Area and an Application Area complete six units in each.

Formal Coursework – 6 units total

A personalized series of courses totaling at least 3 more units depending upon the track chosen:

EDUC 229 B, C, D: Learning Design and Technology Seminar

  • 229B: Winter/1 unit;
  • 229C: Spring/1 unit;
  • 229D: Summer/2-5 units (incorporates project).

Note: the timing of EDUC 229 B, C, D will in most cases necessitate that participating students be either first year students, or second year students on a five year curriculum. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

EDUC 208B: Curriculum Construction


SURG 257: Clinical Teaching Seminar Series
Autumn/Winter/Spring 1 unit

PEDS 202A/B/C or SURG 202A/B/C: Qualitative Research Methods and Study Design
Spring/2-3 units

SOMGEN 219: Introduction to Medical Education
Winter/1 unit


For those students interested in completing the final 6 SC units in MedEd, there are a variety of other options including:

  • EDUC 298:  Learning in a Networked World
  • EDUC 311X:  Open Access Education
  • EDUC 333A:  Understanding Learning Environments
  • EDUC 319X:  Web-based Technologies in Teaching and Learning
  • INDE 229:  Managing Difficult Conversations
  • INDE 236: Introduction to Teaching and Mentoring
  • MED 200 A, B: Practical Applications for Qualitative Data Analysis

Experiential Component and Informal Seminars (equivalent of 6 units)

  • It is assumed that all students will serve as a Teaching Assistant (TA) in one or more required courses in the preclinical MD curriculum.
  • Participate in existing weekly Medical Education Research team meeting within the Office of Medical Education (time TBA, based on participant availability).
  • Develop resource materials for and participate in the delivery of annual TA Training program.
  • Participate in monthly Medical Education Research Group meetings.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of other faculty development activities as opportunity/need arises.
Students are encouraged to talk with the concentration co-directors for guidance on appropriate coursework, as well as to discuss exceptions or substitutions (e.g., if previous coursework and/or experience allow for enrolling in alternate courses).