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UMES launches new health care certificate program

  • Focus will be on rural health disparities & social inequities

    Friday, January 24, 2020
    Dr. Claudia Baquet, MPH

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore announces the addition of an online post-baccalaureate certificate specifically for professionals who develop, implement or evaluate services that address rural health disparities.

    "We're excited about offering our new online certificate in rural health disparities and social inequities,” said Dr. Rondall Allen, Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions. “The university believes it is important to equip professionals with the tools and skills to address the unique health challenges that exist in their communities.  This program is ideally suited for working professionals and can be completed in just one year."

    Instruction in rural health disparities and social inequities will be offered exclusively online, making it accessible to adult learners, busy professionals and those who prefer a flexible class schedule.   Students will complete four, 3-credit courses, each lasting eight weeks, and can earn the certificate in one year. 

    Applications for admission are currently being accepted for fall 2020 enrollment when classes will begin.  The certificate has been designed to appeal to a broad range of professionals, including health department personnel, employees in state offices of rural health, legislative staff with responsibility for addressing rural health issues, and health care professionals.

    Graduate students, fellows, as well as faculty and students in health-profession fields are encouraged to apply.

    UMES' certificate program was developed with the input and expertise of Dr. Claudia Baquet, MPH, a widely respected health care educator.  She will also teach in the program.

    For more information, or to apply, visit