Research in education
The Center for Research and Development of Education conducts scientific research in the field – and for the purpose – of improving healthcare education. Some major areas of research are:
- Vertical integration of medical curriculum
- Determinants for the careers of doctors in training
- Competency-based medical education
TRAINING PhD STUDENTS
Many PhD students are trained via the Center for Research and Development of Education, often in collaboration with other departments or research groups. Besides individual coaching, PhD students attend a course comprising intensive monthly meetings in what is called Cycle Theory and Literature of Medical Education, a three-year program comprising 27 meetings. PhD students can enroll in this course at any point in time.
In addition, a monthly ‘Research In Progress’ working lunch is organized for PhD students and other healthcare education researchers.
COLLABORATIVE DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCO
Since 2010 and in collaboration with the University of California in San Francisco, 4 to 6 PhD students in the US who wish to obtain a doctorate in Utrecht are supervised under the ‘UCSF-UMC Utrecht Collaborative Doctoral Program in Health Professions Education’.