Ross University School of Medicine Introduces Master Educator Training Program


Gives MD & PhD Basic Science Graduates Opportunity
To Receive Advanced, Hands-On Instruction in Medical Education

May 3, 2007 – (Edison, N.J.) – Ross University School of Medicine is now seeking applicants for its new Master Educator Training Program. The one-year program is open to four recent MD and PhD graduates in the basic sciences. The application deadline for the September 2007-August 2008 term is July 1.

The program will give participants the opportunity to receive hands-on problem-based learning and one-on-one teaching experience in large- and small-group settings. Trainees will also participate in workshops that provide skills in curriculum design, educational theory, leadership and mentoring, and learner and program evaluation and will be exposed to educational research through participation in an ongoing project or through the development of their own project. Training is offered in the following departments at the Ross University School of Medicine: Anatomy; Behavioral Science; Biochemistry; Clinical Medicine; Microbiology/Immunology; Pathology; Pharmacology; and Physiology.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for individuals with a strong interest in pursuing medical education to receive specialized instruction at a school that exhibits and emphasizes teaching as a core competency,” said Dr. Mary Coleman, Dean of Ross University School of Medicine.

Each trainee will receive an annual stipend of $40,000 and health care coverage. Qualifications for the program include: graduation from an accredited U.S. university (preference given to those who have graduated in the last three years); excellent interpersonal and communication skills; and the ability to adapt to life in a developing country.

Individuals interested in applying for Ross University School of Medicine’s Master Educator Training Program should submit the following:

  • A copy of an official transcript from the school that awarded their MD or PhD degree
  • A resume/CV with current contact information
  • A letter of intent that outlines:
    • Why you have applied
    • Your educational philosophy
    • Previous teaching experience
    • How the program will benefit your long-term career goals
    • A potential educational research topic (if known)
  • Contact information for two individuals who can speak to your interest in education (at least one of whom must have worked closely with you during training for your advanced degree, e.g. faculty mentor or thesis advisor)

Competitive applicants will be invited to Ross University School of Medicine for an interview following review of their submitted material by the Masters of Education Training Program Steering Committee. All application material is to be sent electronically (preferred) or by mail to:

 Charles Seidel, PhD
 Director, Masters Education Training Program


 Ross University School of Medicine
 499 Thornall St., 10th Floor
 Edison, NJ 08837