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Maastricht - Western Sydney PhD in Health Professions Education

posted 26 Jun 2019, 23:34 by ICO Education   [ updated 26 Jun 2019, 23:35 ]

Are you passionate about researching the education and training of medical and health professions students? Does the chance to be supported to travel, receive world-leading research training and to access international research networks appeal to you?

In partnership, Maastricht and Western Sydney universities are proud to offer the Maastricht - Western Sydney PhD program. Strong candidates will be supported by the Western Sydney Postgraduate Research Scholarship in Health Professions Education.

A dual PhD program

The School of Medicine at Western Sydney University was founded on an educational philosophy of innovation in workplace based learning, based on evidence-based and research informed approaches. Maastricht University was established as the first entirely Problem Based Learning university and continues its reputation for educational innovation and research through the graduate School of Health Professions Education (SHE), a leading international institution of health professions education research.  

Successful graduates will receive dual doctorates; from Maastricht and Western Sydney universities within a typical 4-year full-time candidature. Candidates will be initially located at Maastricht, the Netherlands, gaining strong foundations in educational research training. Candidates will then travel to Sydney, Australia to conduct internationally relevant research that will directly impact on the Western Sydney medical program.



Successful applicants will:

·        hold qualifications and experience equal to one of the following (i) an Australian First Class Bachelor (Honours) degree, (ii) coursework Masters with at least 25% research component, (iii) Research Masters degree, or (iv) equivalent overseas qualifications.

·        demonstrate strong academic performance in disciplines relevant to medical education and training

·        have successfully completed the SHE PhD Proposal Writing course with a research proposal relevant to the Western Sydney medical program.

See https://she.mumc.maastrichtuniversity.nl/writing-phd-research-proposal


Further Information

To discuss your research interests and eligibility please contact:

·        Professor Wendy Hu (Western Sydney) w.hu@westernsydney.edu.au

·        Professor Diana Dolmans (Maastricht) d.dolmans@maastrichtuniversity.nl