Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education officially launched (MIHCE)

A series of visionary speeches marked the launch of the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education last night. The Institute, which supports the development of professional and continuing education programs in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences,  provides a premium offering  of short courses and workshops. Delivered to both domestic and global markets, the workshops and intensive immersion programs are designed to advance health care and health care education through innovation and global collaboration.

The launch coincided with the commencement of a five day short course the MIHCE is conducting in collaboration with the Harvard Macy Institute and was attended by course attendees, facilitators, various Heads of Schools and Departments, and members of the Faculty’s senior leadership team. The  importance  of collaboration and building networks domestically and internationally to propel the education of health care professionals forward was a reoccurring theme throughout the evening. There were also warm words of gratitude to everyone involved in the establishment of the Institute, particularly  the  inaugural Director, Professor Margaret Hay and Deputy Dean (External Relations) Sarah Newton.

Inaugural addresses were held by Professor Elizabeth Armstrong (Director, Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard Medical School), Professor Abid Khan (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement), Professor Christina Mitchell (Academic Vice-President and Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences)  and  Professor Jayashri Kulkarni (Director, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre).

Professor Kulkarni shared her excitement about the possibilities the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education is offering to clinician-academics like her who are interested in designing a short course but do not have the relevant experience to do this.  Kulkarni: “Through the  new  Institute I became connected to this incredible group of people who have helped me turn my ideas into a fantastic course. I am very excited to see what is currently happening at Monash in this space.”

The next Leadership and Innovation in Health course will be held February 6-10,2017. Please click here for further details.