SHE Collaborates

“Working in a global context in health profession education is so very challenging and diversified; it is not a job, it is a lifestyle”!

Gerardine Beaujean MD, MHPE, Managing Director SHE Collaborates


The Office for International Collaboration

The School of Health Professions Education (SHE) started a new branch of international activities and collaborations in 2012. With the strength of the SHE approach, these new initiatives were developed into “SHE Collaborates”.

SHE Collaborates is an office for international collaboration in health professions education. The office capitalises on Maastricht University’s more than 40 years of experience implementing student-centered learning in medicine and the health sciences.
Through innovative training and consulting in the areas of education, management and research, we promote improvement in health professions education practices. We work with partners from a variety of disciplines, educational backgrounds and cultures.

The SHE Collaborates team

Approach of SHE Collaborates

Through long-term partnerships (of more than three years), we promote and provide improvement in health professions education practices. We find it very important to learn about the specific needs, wishes and interests of our partners, and to understand the context of the prospective collaboration. If necessary, we can help to identify your strengths and needs in order to design a tailor-made capacity building programme. We offer a wide variety of services, including faculty development and support in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) implementation and curriculum design.

Examples of our services

  • Change management & project management
  • Tailored consultancies & training in:
    • PBL & student-centered learning
    • Assessment
    • Clinical skills training
    • Communication skills training
    • Faculty development
    • Quality control & assurance
    • Innovative e-learning tools
    • Other in-company driven demands
  • Franchising partnerships on educational and assessment programmes
  • Educational programme evaluation
  • Facilitation of MSc & PhD training (in the context of long-term collaboration)
  • Joined research in health professions education
  • Student involvement (exchanges, traineeships, electives, etc.)

SHE Collaborates news

Read the SHE Communicates Newsletter special edition about SHE Collaborates here

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