Program Offerings

Our Programs

(Online Introduction to CD, Foundations of CD, Principles and Practice of CD, CD Practicum, Longitudinal Program in CD)

Online Introduction to CD

A self-paced, asynchronous, self-paced course that includes text, graphics, expert videos, and curricular examples to introduce the Six-Step Approach to Curriculum Development for Medical Education. Interactive elements and self-assessment questions for formative feedback are present in each module. Completing and passing the summative assessment at the end leads to CME credit and a certificate of completion.

Foundations of CD

A concise introduction to the Six-Step Approach to Curriculum Development (CD) and resources at Hopkins to assist you in CD, coupled with two focused exercises, facilitated by expert faculty, to apply some steps to a curricular project of your choice. A great opportunity to learn this framework as part of a small group with feedback from experienced educators.

Principles and Practice of CD

8a-5p on two separate days

This two-day workshop provides an in-depth overview of curriculum development principles, and facilitated exercises in applying the six curriculum development steps. This course is designed for faculty who are responsible for adapting or developing a curriculum and who desire a framework and tools for approaching the task at hand. Completion of this course fulfills the pre-requisite for enrolling in the CD Practicum course that provides additional training and supervised application to a curriculum development project.


CD Practicum

For those who have had prior introduction to the Six-Step Approach, this Practicum includes up to 15 hours of mentorship from a skilled CD facilitator flexibly scheduled over up to 12 months as you plan and execute your curriculum.

Longitudinal Program in CD

Wed AMs 8a-12noon from Sept -June

Our flagship program – a unique opportunity to develop or revise a curriculum as part of a supportive learning community. This in-depth experience includes:

  • Instruction and detailed discussion of each step of the Six-Step Approach
  • Guided application to a team project and regular feedback on Work-in-Progress
  • Seminar Series for the Clinician-Educator featuring Hopkins experts in needs assessment, online learning, educational scholarship, assessment and evaluation, simulation, dissemination, and more!

By the end of the program, participants will have designed, piloted, and formulated plans for the implementation of a curriculum in medical education relevant to the needs of their own institution as well as to their own professional careers.