In addition to recognizing the unique aspects of the medical education environment, the Med Ed program acknowledges that healthcare professionals have significant demands on their time. Therefore, the Med Ed program offers course work in an executive format. The blended on-site and distance learning curriculum allows participants to continue their full-time professional obligations while completing the degree over the course of less than two years.

The curriculum is divided into four Learning Blocks. The first three Academic Blocks include:

  • Class One: on-site, four-day weekend at the University of Pennsylvania (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Independent study for approximately one month
  • Class Two: on-site, four-day weekend at the University of Pennsylvania (Thursday-Sunday)
  • Independent and/or online study for approximately three months


The fourth Block is the Master’s Capstone Block. The block consists of two, two-day long on-campus seminars and synchronous online sessions with faculty in addition to independent writing of the master's capstone. 


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Perelman School of Medicine

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Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania

Since its start in 1855 as the nation's first hospital devoted exclusively to caring for children, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been the birthplace for many dramatic firsts in pediatric medicine. The Hospital has fostered medical discoveries and innovations that have improved pediatric healthcare and saved countless children's lives. Over 150 years of innovation and service to our patients, their families and our community, reflect an ongoing commitment to exceptional patient care. Read More