Welcome to the Center for Education in Health Science (CEHS) at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
The purpose of this site is to provide information for potential students, fellows, faculty, and funders about the diverse educational and training programs in the Health Sciences offered at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Center for Education in Health Sciences was recently created within the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM). The goals of the Center are to:
- Coalesce the existing master’s level and certificate education programs in the Health Sciences into the Center of Education in Health Sciences
- Optimize, update, and expand the offered courses
- Develop and adopt innovative approaches to graduate learning
- Create the infrastructure to educate and train the next generation of top tier students in the Health Sciences
In this era of dramatic changes in higher and graduate education, the perils of remaining a “bricks and mortar” educational enterprise are growing more pressing each day. In this regard, the Center for Education in Health Sciences is adapting both the content and format of some of our graduate degree programs to address the issues of distance learning and the integration of technology into the classroom; to become more “student-centered” and meet the pragmatic education and training needs of students, including non-traditional students; and to seek ways to mitigate the unsustainable increases of graduate education costs.
We are currently focusing on the development of a “hybrid” course format for some programs in the Center for Education in Health Sciences. This model retains in-person education experiences but also includes synchronous and non-synchronous online coursework. In-person classroom instruction is conducted as intensive sessions (e.g., one week during the summer and some weekends) and the remaining instruction is accomplished online, permitting students who do not reside in Chicago to fully participate in a degree program.
The Center for Education in Health Sciences looks forward to a busy 2014 and many other exciting initiatives on the horizon. Thank you for visiting our site. A team of accomplished faculty and administrative staff are eager to assist potential students with inquiries about the programs and to receive comments or suggestions.
Jane L. Holl, MD MPH
Director, Center for Education in Health Science
Institute for Public Health and Medicine
Mary Harris Thompson, MD, Professor
Professor of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine