Health Professions Education programme accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators

29 July 2020

HYMS HPE programme

Hull York Medical School’s Health Professions Education programme has received accreditation from the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) – the multi professional body which sets the standards for clinical teachers in the UK.  

The Academy of Medical Educators accredits courses aimed at training those who are involved in the education and training of practitioners and students of medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. Dr Paul Crampton, Programme Director for the Health Professions Education programme at Hull York Medical School says: ‘I am delighted that we have received this accreditation and it is testament to the quality of the teaching and learning, educational research and scholarship offered on our programme.’ 

The School’s Health Professions Education programme have been designed for professionals from all health backgrounds who are interested in medical education and inspiring the next generation of medical professionals and educators. Delivered by academics, practitioners and researchers with experience at the cutting edge of health professions education, the programme offers insight into teaching, assessment, course design and educational research. And in doing so equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to inspire and lead in their area of practice ultimately improving health outcomes.  

Dr Crampton says: ‘Our Health Professions Education programme attracts students from a range of disciplines and specialities including but not limited to medicine, dentistry, nursing, general practice, midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy, dieticians, physician associates and pharmacy as well as other health profession related roles including ward and GP practice managers, technicians, academics and researchers. The fact that the programme offers flexibly study options means that students can balance study alongside their existing clinical commitments'.  

The Medical School offers a Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Health Professions Education – all of which are flexible and designed to fit around students’ busy work schedules and home life. Students can study each programme part-time or can choose to study the content of all three programmes in a one-year full-time Masters. The programme is offered via distance learning distance learning 100% online, or via a blend of face-to-face study days and online learning. Optional modules mean the programme can be tailored to suit individual and professional interests.   

For students this accreditation means that following successful completion of the Certificate in Health Professions Education, they will be able to apply for Membership of the Academy - allowing them the use of post nominal letters MAcadMEd, and signifying that they have met the Academy’s Professional Standards for Medical Educators.  

The Programme is also accredited by the Higher Education Academy, so students can apply for membership as a Fellow upon completion of the Certificate – a status recognised by professional bodies as an indicator of teaching scholarship. 

Professor Una Macleod, Dean of Hull York Medical School said: ‘Our aim is to improve health outcomes for people across our region. One of the ways in which we can do this is by equipping our health professionals with the knowledge and skills needed to inspire and lead in their area of practice. I am delighted that that the Health Professions Education Programme has received this accreditation. ‘ 

For further information about the PG Cert/PG Dip and MSc in Health Professions Education visit