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Pathway to Discovery in Health Professions Education

The Health Professions Education Pathway trains innovators from all health professions fields who promote excellence in teaching, translate theory and novel strategies to the learning environment, and expand knowledge in the field of health professions education.

Annual Deadlines

STUDENTS Interested in Applying

November 30th:
Letter of Intent for Yearlong Funding

January 15th:
Application for Yearlong Funding

June 1st:
Online Pathways Application (core or advanced program)

RESIDENTS/FELLOWS Interested in Applying

February 15th:
Online Pathways Application (core or advanced program)


October 31st:
Final Project Proposal Due

February 15th:
Draft of MDwD Product Due

Early March:
UCSF Inquiry Symposium Registration Deadline (Link to come)

March 20th:
Draft Abstract and Poster Due - Learner to email to his/her project mentor

April 1st:
Final Review of Abstract and Poster to Pathway Coordinator

April 1st:
Legacy Product Due 

Mid-April (TBA):
Abstract Submission Due for UCSF Inquiry Symposium

Mid-April (TBA)
Poster submission for UCSF Inquiry Symposium (Link emailed by vendor)


Download the HPE Information Packet to view all important dates

Please contact Nico Henderson to set up a meeting with a HPE Pathway director to discuss your interest in the pathway and your career goals prior to submitting an application.

HPE Contacts

Maria Wamsley, MD


Kristie White, MD

Patricia O'Sullivan, EdD

David Irby, PhD

Nicole Henderson, Coordinator


Goals of the Health Professions Education Pathway

  • To train leaders who can shape future health professional education as faculty, education leaders, and scholars

Read more about the program.

Why HPE Matters


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