The education and training of healthcare professionals is a key function of our Academic Health System and each partner, whether they are an academic institution or a healthcare provider, has been deeply engaged in this activity as part of their mission. This covers a portfolio of activity including undergraduate and postgraduate programs in medicine, nursing, technicians, biomedical science and pharmacy. Furthermore, our residency programs are comprehensive and cover all the medical and dental specialties. By coming together as an Academic Health System partnership, however, we seek to break new ground in training and education. We aim to explore the healthcare needs of the future and train flexible and adaptable healthcare professionals prepared for the demands of the 21st century.
The partnership will work with the Supreme Council for Health to plan and provide for a flexible and multicultural healthcare workforce of the future that will be fully equipped to support the delivery of world-class research and healthcare. The partnership will introduce new ways of learning including the use of technological innovation and inter-professional learning. Professional and personal development will be an important component of the overall education portfolio. We will also identify and train future clinical, operational and scientific leaders through innovative leadership programs.
All of this will be underpinned by a commitment to strengthen and share educational resources across the partnership and to develop an educational research program.