Transformative Education
for Health Professionals

Education and training institutions

The health professionals’ education and training recommendations cover seven areas as follows:

Faculty development

Recommendation 1:

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should consider designing and implementing continuing professional development programmes for faculty and teaching staff relevant to the evolving health-care needs of their communities.

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Recommendation 2:

Governments, funders and accrediting bodies should consider supporting the implementation of higher education policies for mandatory faculty development programmes that are relevant to the evolving healthcare needs of their communities

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Recommendation 3:

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should consider innovative expansion of faculty, through the recruitment of community-based clinicians and health workers as educators.

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Curriculum development

Recommendation 4:

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should consider adapting curricula to population needs through identifying and defining the core competencies that are required to meet the evolving needs of their populations.

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Simulation methods

Recommendation 5:

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should use simulation methods  (high fidelity methods in settings with appropriate resources and lower fidelity methods in resource limited settings) in the education of health professionals.

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Direct entry of graduates

Recommendation 6:

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should consider direct entry of graduates from relevant undergraduate, postgraduate or other educational programmes into different or other levels of professional studies.

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Admission procedures

Recommendation 7:

Health professionals’ training institutions should consider using targeted admissions policies to increase the socio-economic, ethnic and geographical diversity of students.

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Streamlined educational pathways
and ladder programmes

Recommendation 8:

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should consider using streamlined educational pathways, or ladder programmes, for the advancement of practising health professionals.

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Interprofessional education (IPE)

Recommendation 9:

Health professionals’ education and training institutions should consider implementing Inter-professional education (IPE) in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

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