University of Nebraska Medical Center

Health Educator and Academic Leaders

The Health Educators & Academic Leaders curriculum provides a foundation in best teaching practices, educational scholarship, and academic leadership to health professionals in training.

The track, known as HEAL, is designed to allow health professional trainees and students the opportunity to develop essential skills as educators before transitioning into their careers. 

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Objectives & Overview

The objectives of the HEAL track include:
  • To disseminate excellence in teaching and education scholarship among health professions trainees
  • To foster an interprofessional practice community among health professional trainees passionate about education in the health professions
  • To promote further collaboration in healthcare provision and to extend that collaboration beyond the bedside
  • To develop future leaders in health professions education, education research, and administration 

The HEAL curriculum is divided into two tiers to accommodate variability in learner interest, career aspirations, and time. 

  • The Foundations program includes four 1-credit courses comprised of a series of seminar-workshops, faculty mentorship, relevant readings, and contributions toward a teaching portfolio.
  • The Advanced program adds three asynchronous courses from the Masters of Health Professions Teaching and Technology program. Upon completion, participants will have earned the program’s Professional Certificate (12 MS credits). 

Application Information

Apply to the HEAL Track

Applications for the 2022 HEAL cohort are due March 20, 2022. Apply.

 Inquiries about application fee waivers can be emailed to Jill Mcintosh-Carnes but must be done before you submit payment through the application link. A limited number of vouchers are available each year to offset this fee.

Application Instructions
Contact Information

Program Coordinator: Jill Mcintosh-Carnes