Queen's joins Canadian university collaborative to lead health education innovation
Queen’s University and a consortium of four other Canadian universities are representing North America in a global initiative to transform the way we educate health care professionals world-wide. Only three other groups based in India, Uganda and South Africa were chosen to participate.
Richard Reznick, dean of Health Sciences, and Margo Paterson, director of the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice (OIPEP) are leading the Queen’s team.
“We are really proud to have Queen’s a play a significant role in innovating the training of health care professionals worldwide through this Canadian partnership,” says, Dr. Reznick. “I believe the Faculty of Health Sciences has much to contribute to this project, through our expertise in inter-professional education, competency-based medical education and global successes in community-based rehabilitation.”
The Canadian partners have worked together for many years and contributed to writing the Canadian Interprofessional Health Leadership Collaborative (CIHLC) proposal. The IOM’s Board on Global Health chose the CIHLC as one of four innovation collaboratives following an international competition among academic institutions around the world.
“We are excited to have this opportunity to consolidate our past experiences and build capacity around the topic of collaborative health leadership over the next few years of the CIHLC project,” says Dr. Paterson.
The CIHLC includes Queen’s, the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, Northern Ontario School of Medicine and Universite Laval as well as their affiliated networks across multiple sites in Canada, the United States and globally.