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The AHPEL fellowship: Where it started

The Association of Health Professions Education and Leadership (AHPEL) was born from the former Sub-Saharan Africa-FAIMER Regional Institute (SAFRI), with a broader vision of leading health professions education and leadership. In addition to critical discourse around the scholarship of health professions education as it applies within the African context, AHPEL presents a fellowship in Health Professions Education. This fellowship is a two-year blended learning experience targeted at all health professions educators who are driven and passionate in improving the educational outcomes of their students from all over Africa. All fellows receive foundational knowledge related to health professions education and leadership driven by experienced and expert faculty from all over the continent through synchronous face-to-face and online sessions.

This fellowship is targeted at all health professions and allows fellows to focus on specific tracks. These tracks are nested on the four pillars of academia namely, Research, Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Engaged Scholarship. Emphasis on tracks will be based on identified needs and available fundings. Currently, AHPEL is offering the fellowship in Health Professions Education and Leadership [Leadership Track]. Thanks to the generosity of Johnson and Johnson, 16 nurses are sponsored from six country namely, Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, to engage with this track this year.

Be on the lookout for opportunities and other tracks as they unfold. A fellowship in Health Professions Education for all health professions is a life changing experience. The Post-Graduate Diploma in Health Professions Education and Leadership (PGDip in HPEL) is another opportunity for expanding your competence in health professions education see:

Author: Dr Champion N Nyoni

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