Health Educators Fellowship Program (HEFP)

The Health Educators Fellowship Program (HEFP) is designed to expand the teaching skills of participating faculty and enhance the educational mission of the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). This certificate program includes a collaborative relationship with McGovern Medical School, School of Biomedical Informatics, School of Dentistry, Cizik School of Nursing and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The program accepts applicants every other year (call for application will be in September 1, 2021) and the curriculum extends over an 18-month period (January 2022 – June 2023).

What’s the purpose of the HEFP?

The primary aim of the HEFP is to enhance and improve faculty knowledge, skills, and attitudes related to the scholarship of teaching and learning to enable them to make positive contributions to their department, school and UTHealth.
Specifically, the fellowship is designed to increase fellows’:

  • Knowledge and ability to apply key educational principles and theories.
  • Skills in lecturing and facilitating student/resident learning in all educational venues.
  • Ability to design and evaluate programs and curriculum.
  • Interest in and ability to serve as an educational leader.
  • Self-reflection and readiness to benefit from constructive feedback from learners and peers.

For more information about application and requirements, please contact:

Dr. Allison Ownby

Dr. Peggy Hsieh