Joint Masters in Health Professions Education (JMHPE)

Can be taken anytime (4 semesters)
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Yes (Details)
Course Fee

Course Overview

The Masters and Diploma in Health Professions Education program is being offered jointly with the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER®), United States and The Centre for Medical Education in Context (CenMEDIC), United Kingdom. The diploma level courses are administered by CenMEDIC and follow the quality assurance guidelines and policies of Gulf Medical University.

This is only one of its kind program being offered in the Gulf region and the wider Arab world, designed and taught by a faculty of over 50 internationally acclaimed academics. Programs offers ease of study with flexible learning schedule which is best suited to working professionals. A dedicated Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) through which you can access digital content, virtual classrooms, videos, discussions and much more to support all aspects of your learning.

Who should take this course

  • Faculty
  • Resident Trainees
  • Program Directors
  • Health Professionals
  • Health Professions, Educators


Applicants for the Diploma / Master in Health Professions Education shall have a recognized Baccalaureate degree or equivalent health professional, at least two years post-qualification and involved in education, its planning, administration, support, delivery or regulation earned in a discipline appropriate for the prospective graduate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or its established equivalent.

Career options after graduation

  • Higher Education Institutions - Universities,
  • Learning & Development Departments with Government & Private Institutions
  • Health Services Organizations - Ministry of Health
  • Hospitals as Residency Training Program Directors


Program is fully accredited by Ministry of Education, UAE. Students who successfully complete the program including a research project in year 2 relevant to their work environment will be awarded a degree in Joint Masters in Health Professions Education.

Students who choose to opt-out from the program after year one will be awarded a Joint Diploma in Health Professions

About Course Provider

Gulf Medical University is one of the most popular medical education destinations in the Gulf region. GMU has emerged as the biggest private medical university in the region with the addition of new programs, prestigious regional and international collaborations, multiple global accreditations, increasing student numbers and its transformation into the region’s only private Academic Health System.

Undergraduate programs include: Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD), Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D), Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Bachelor in Healthcare Management & Economics, Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (BBMS), Associate Degree in Pre-Clinical Sciences – International Medicine Program (Poland, Ghana, Egypt) and Bachelor of Science courses in Anesthesia Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medical Imaging Sciences and Nursing.

GMU enjoys a robust collaboration with a number of prestigious universities around the world, such as the University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee - USA, University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy in Connecticut, German Heidelberg University, University of Ghana, Medical University of Lublin, Tokyo Medical Dental University as well as research institutes such as the Gustave Rossi Cancer Research Institute – France.

GMU uses latest technology in the classrooms for teaching and training students. One of the most prominent uses of technology in teaching is the Virtual Patient Learning (VPL), a simulation program based on Artificial Intelligence.

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