Health Professions Education Certificate Program

We are excited to offer an opportunity for faculty who are interested in health professions education as a career to apply for our Certificate in Health Professions Education & Teaching

This 12-month program will allow up to 15 faculty, professional staff, or fellows from the School of Nursing, Physical Therapy Program, Physician Assistant Programs, School of Medicine, Duke University Health System, and Professors of the Practice of Medical Education to participate.

The objectives of the program include:

  • Support Faculty Development for health professions education
  • Engage in an innovative educational project based on departmental or school need
  • Produce an environment in which interprofessionals work and learn collaboratively
  • Develop a community of core faculty who could serve as educational resources for other faculty
  • Provide mentorship to developing educators

The program details:

  • 12 month duration (Start date 7/13/2022)
  • Attend one session per month (5:15-7:15 pm, 2nd Wednesday of each month, July-June)
  • Education mentors available
  • Develop a project with measurable outcomes
  • Present project locally at Duke AHEAD faculty development session
  • Stipend $1000 + additional project support as needed. 

Curriculum Topics:

  • Educational Theory
  • Learner’s Identity Formation
  • Educational Technology
  • Assess and evaluate learning
  • Curriculum design/program evaluation
  • Lifelong learning
  • Self-reflection
  • Scholarship
  • Leadership
  • Learner Engagement
  • Creating an Inclusive Learning Environment
  • Presentation Skills

Application process:

Applicants may self-nominate after completing the attached form.
A letter of support from your Chair, Dean, or Director must accompany the nomination forms.
Approximately 10-15 applicants will be chosen by the Duke AHEAD certificate steering committee based on the application and letter of support. The criteria for selection will include, but not be limited to, interest in interprofessional education and diversity of experiences.
Program will begin 7/13/2022.

Applications due 5/5/22.

Any questions, please contact


Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Palliative Medicine Specialist
Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
Clinical Service Coordinator Speech Pathology DRH
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurosurgery
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Medical Education


  • John (Patrick) Hemming, MD, MPH 
  • Remi Hueckel, DNP, CPNP-AC, FAANP 
  • Stacey O’Brien, MSN, RN-BC 
  • Iris Padilla, PhD, FNP-BC 
  • Paul Salamh, PT, DPT, PhD
  • Poonam Sharma, MD 


  • Jamie Wood, PhD
  • Quincy Jones, MSW, PA-C
  • Venu Reddy, MD
  • Ann Marie Husk 
  • Leila Ledbetter, MSLS
  • Sulochana Naidoo, PhD
  • Lisa Massa, CLT, PT, WCS
  • Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C

2018-2019 (July-June)

  • Beth Graham, OT
  • Brittany Davidson, MD
  • Stephanie Freel, PhD, PMP
  • Liz Hankollari, MD
  • Beth Herold, DNP, CPNP
  • David Jang, MD
  • Karen Jooste, MD, MPH
  • Michele L. Kuszajewski, DNP, RN, CHSE
  • Jullia Rosdahl, MD, PhD
  • Rebecca Sadun, MD
  • Jenny Van Kirk, MD
  • Serena Wong, MD, DO
  • Mikelle Key-Solle, MD

2019-2020 (July-June)

  • Laura Enyedi, MD
  • Ralph Hachem, MD
  • Sami Kaplan, PhD
  • Sneha Mantri, MD
  • Yasmin Marcantonio, MD
  • Sreeja Natesan, MD 
  • Nadia Pasha, MD
  • Katy Peters, MD, PhD, FAAN
  • Neema Sharda, MD


  • Sara Barton, ThD, MTS, MS
  • Laura Cannon,  MD
  • Crystal Church, MSN, APRN
  • Candice Devlin, BRS-S, CCC-SLP, MS
  • Julian Hertz,  MD
  • Kara Lardinois,  PT, DPT, C/NDT
  • Laura Lemley,  MD
  • Hannah McHugh, PT, DPT
  • Tara McNally,  PA-C
  • Katherine Overbey, MSN, RN, NPD-BC
  • Ashley Poole, DPT
  • Fatima Syed, MD, MSc
  • Michael Taylor-Cho, MD

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