RCPI announces a collaboration with online medical education group iheed to offer new post-graduate programmes

Dr Tom O’ Callaghan, CEO iheed; Prof Mary Horgan, President RCPI; Michael Farrell, Interim CEO RCPI

The new collaboration with iheed will enable the development and delivery of online and blended postgraduate medical education programmes for doctors, delivered by iheed and accredited and awarded by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

As a postgraduate medical training college, we are committed to ensuring that doctors have the skills they need to provide patients with the best possible care. Medicine is constantly advancing and so too is the technology that can support doctors learning. This partnership will allow us to enhance and develop our education programmes internationally. The College has constantly evolved since its foundation in 1654 and this collaboration with iheed is a further step in our continuous evolution, and agility in responding to the training needs of doctors.

Professor Mary Horgan

President, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

A global learning experience

Dublin-headquartered iheed Health Training Limited is a next generation medical education technology organisation which partners with leading medical universities and postgraduate training bodies to reach doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals around the world. It delivers postgraduate medical qualifications for healthcare professionals that improve their ability to deliver better care to their patients and to enhance their careers and global mobility.

The collaboration will bring iheed’s expertise in both innovative online medical education programme design and delivery as well as student recruitment and management together with the Royal College of Physician’s expertise and experience to deliver a truly transformative educational experience.

Photo: Dr Tom O’ Callaghan, CEO iheed and Prof Mary Horgan sign iheed, RCPI partnership agreement at RCPI, No. 6 Kildare Street. 

The Royal College of Physicians is recognised as a global centre of excellence in medical education and training and the collaboration with iheed will offer doctors around the world the opportunity to learn from a world leader in medical training in a convenient online learning environment, which supports them in managing busy clinical schedules.

Michael Farrell

Chief Executive Officer, RCPI

Inaugural programme to focus on paediatrics

The inaugural programme under this partnership is a six-month Professional Diploma in Paediatrics. Drawing on the expertise of a passionate global faculty of leading experts in Paediatrics, the programme provides doctors with the advanced knowledge and skills to enhance the health and wellbeing of children.

For more information on the Professional Diploma in Paediatrics and application details, visit www.iheed.org