Host - The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) is an educational institution that is responsible for the formation and training of health professionals in Ireland and internationally. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College incorporates schools of medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy and nursing, providing extensive education in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The RCSI is a culturally diverse, international organisation with alumni present in almost every country in the world. It describes its values as innovation, excellence, independence, academic freedom, diversity, tolerance and community. More than 3,800 students representing 60 nations are currently enrolled in its programmes. There are 17,000 RCSI alumni working as medical doctors or in allied disciplines around the globe. The Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery was founded in 1974 and continues to evolve and develop. Today, the Faculty offers a suite of Continuing Professional Education programmes and works with its partners to deliver bespoke educational programmes to meet the needs of nurses and midwives in clinical, research and leadership roles.

Partner - INHWE Podcast and Lecturio

Casting the Network is the podcast of the International Network for Health Workforce Education. Each episode we will be introducinga guest who has a story to tell, research to provide or just something interesting to say. We wanted to find a way to share the stories we hear at our conferences and within our network to a much wider audience, including those that have not yet had the chance to attend one of our meetings. We have always given a platform, not only to tried and tested education ideas, but also to new innovative methods and we wanted find even more ways to do this. With this in mind, we’re excited to present to you the ‘Casting the Network’ podcast series.

Casting the Network is sponsored by Lecturio, a global leader in digital medical education. Lecturio believes it’s time to teach evidence-based medicine in an evidence-based manner. It provides the content and digital platform to enable learning-science-based medical education delivery. Lecturio works with any curriculum or mix of learning formats. To find out more visit:

Partner: the European Team-Based Learning Community

"Team-based learning (TBL) is a highly structured flipped classroom teaching method that solves common challenges encountered in healthcare education. What do we all want to achieve? We want enquiring students, who are able to study information independently outside of the classroom, and can then use that information to solve scientific or clinical problems with their colleagues, creatively. We want the students to take responsibility and be accountable for their own learning, to be able to explain key concepts, make a reasoned argument, and work well with others, including in an inter-professional setting. We want good engagement, with students showing up in the classroom having done their background reading. TBL as a method really does deliver all this, and while it is a significant change in ways of working and thinking for educators, most of us who have taught using TBL would never go back to lectures!"

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Partner - StoryAid

StoryAid actively seeks to rehumanise the health professionals and patients through the sharing of story. Their activities encourage self-care, reduce loneliness, encourage increased emotional resilience and spiritual education. They actively support interprofessional education and draw upon their 30 years of applied knowledge and expertise in developing and implementing collaborative projects and programmes with public, charitable and private agencies and institutions. i.e. healthcare, education, cultural and creative industries.

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INHWE Institutional Member: University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

The University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine provides the opportunity for South Dakota residents to receive a quality, broad-based medical education with an emphasis on family medicine. The curriculum is to be established to encourage graduates to serve people living in the medically underserved areas of the state, and is to require excellence in the basic sciences and in all clinical disciplines. Quality health care for the people of South Dakota is addressed by undergraduate, graduate and continuing educational programs as well as by basic and applied medical research. Within the USD Sanford School of Medicine, the Parry Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation provides innovative, simulation-based education, research and performance assessment across the continuum of education for the USD Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, affiliated residency programs, healthcare providers and community. The Parry Center is actively involved in health care-related, simulation-based research to provide a safer and more effective education to students.

Partner - European University Cyprus, School of Medicine

European University Cyprus is an educational institution that is responsible for the formation and training of health professionals in Cyprus and internationally. The institute was established as Cyprus College in 1961 and was granted university status in 2007. Over the last decade, the university has fostered a culture of modernization that has resulted in levels of growth that have exceeded all expectations, upgrading the quality of tertiary education in Cyprus and defining a clear international orientation for the university and the country. Presently, European University Cyprus has five schools: the School of Humanities, Social and Education Sciences, the School of Business Administration, the School of Sciences, the School of Law and the School of Medicine. In addition, European University Cyprus operates a Distance Education Unit. All Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD Programs have been approved by the Cyprus Agency of Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Higher Education and are recognized worldwide.

Partner - SEPEN Network

The "Support for the health workforce planning and forecasting expert network" (SEPEN) joint tender is a new action in the field of European health workforce planning. The action supported by the Health programme of the European Union and is to establish an expert network on health workforce planning and forecasting. The purpose of this joint tender is to sustain cross-country cooperation and provide support to Member States to increase their knowledge, improve their tools and succeed in achieving a higher effectiveness in health workforce planning processes and policy. It builds on the results and work undertaken by the Joint Action on European Health Workforce Planning and Forecasting (EU JAHWF) and aims to further contribute to health workforce planning and forecasting agenda in Europe.

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