Global healthcare overview of European model

Presented by Jan Cleland, BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, D Clin Psychol & Méabh Ni Bhuinneáin: MD FRCOG MRCPI MICGP MSc Public Health on September 21, 2017 at 12:00 pm

Recruitment and retention in junior doctors: global issues, local solutions?

Medical education and training systems in the most countries allow doctors in training considerable individual choice about which speciality they select and where they wish to train. This flexibility is desirable to the individual, but not necessarily for the country’s health service: many countries cannot recruit doctors into certain specialties and/or to particular geographical areas. Many studies have identified a number of factors which influence medical and other healthcare careers decision making. However, only relatively recently have methodologies been adopted which examine which are the most important “push-pull” factors in healthcare professional career decision making. In this talk I will give an overview of the global issues, then discuss my own work and that of others in relation to the labour-market choices of healthcare professionals. I will conclude by discussing ways in which we can best select and support the healthcare workforce in order to start to address workforce shortages.

A European Case Study of Rural Health System Strengthening through Rural Medical Academy Development

  • Facilitated Exchange on the Role of Medical Educators in Global Health System Strengthening with reference to rural health systems
  • Presentation of a Case Study on Rural Medical Academy Development in the West of Ireland
  • Dialogue on the human resource challenges in the provision of rural health professional coverage worldwide.
  • Discuss the transitioning requirements of the Medical Student moving to the rural health environment.
  • Consider the reciprocal benefits to the rural host institution and opportunities for academic advancement
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Presenter Bios

Professor Jennifer Cleland is John Simpson Chair of Medical Education Research, and Director of the Centre for Healthcare Education Research and Innovation (CHERI), University of Aberdeen, Scotland; Chair of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME); Director of the Scottish Medical Education Research Consortium (SMERC); Lead for the Association for Medical Education Europe (AMEE) Research Committee; Chair of the Board of Management for Medical Education; Associate Editor for Perspectives in Medical Education; an Invited Member of the Wilson Centre, Toronto; Associated Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the USA.
She is a clinical and occupational psychologist by training and worked as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK health service for many years.

With over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, she has published widely in a broad range of journals including the BMJ, Medical Education, Medical Teacher, and Quality and Safety in Healthcare. She is the lead editor on “Researching Medical Education” (Wiley, 2015). She is regularly invited to keynote at national and international meetings.

Jen’s particular research interests are selection, assessment and performance, and medical careers decision making. Her research spans the continuum of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education and training.

Dr. Méabh Ni Bhuinneáin: MD FRCOG MRCPI MICGP MSc Public Health is a Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist at Mayo University Hospital since 2001. She qualified in Medicine at University College Dublin (1990) and completed specialist training in both General Practice & Obstetrics/Gynaecology in Ireland and Australia. She is Dean of Medical Education, Mayo Medical Academy, NUI Galway and National Speciality Director for Basic Specialty Training, RCPI.

She has served multiple roles for the Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in Ireland including the Executive Council, Speciality Training and Clinical Advisory Guidance committees and nationally in the Review of Maternity Services, the Maternity Strategy and the Health Information and Quality Authority.

Internationally she directs interprofessional courses in Life Saving Skills in Obstetrics, Newborn Care and Surgical Care in Rural Kenya. She chairs an Ireland-Kenya hospital link programme under the auspices of the European ESTHER Alliance, Brighter Communities Worldwide NGO and Irish Aid.

She delivers Global Maternal, Newborn and Reproductive Health education in the NUI Galway undergraduate medical program. She continues to study and network on health professional education at the Harvard Macy Institute, Boston.

Outside work Méabh consistently finishes in the lowest quintile in “Gaelforce” adventure racing/rambling along the Atlantic seaboard of Ireland West.