The Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) is the peak organisation for practitioners involved in the education and training of health professionals in Australia and New Zealand. ANZAHPE (pronounced affectionately as "anza-pee") is comprised of clinicians, academic educators and students, and supports and advances education in the health care professions.
ANZAHPE's core objectives are to:
- promote, support and advance education in the health professions
- facilitate communication between educators in the health professions
- promote undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education and training
- recognise, facilitate and disseminate high quality educational research in health professional education
- be the focal point for health professions education in western Pacific region.
Previously known as ANZAME (Australian & New Zealand Association of Medical Education), ANZAHPE is now a truly multidisciplinary organisation, encompassing undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education and training. The Association facilitates communication between educators in the health care professions by providing a network and database of expertise, and collaboration and dissemination through its Journal and newsletter.
ANZAHPE promotes educational research and good practice through seeding grants, awards and conference presentations and through its peer-reviewed journal, Focus on Health Professional Education. The Annual Conference offers a forum for sharing of research, experiences and ideas towards the improvement of health professional education. Our network of education researchers contribute to the international evidence base for health professional education. ANZAHPE is managed by an elected Committee of Management.
ANZAHPE’s strategic priorities, are to:
1. Support research and scholarship in health professions education
2. Develop national and international networks, partnerships and collaborations
3. Provide strategic leadership around key issues in health professions education
4. Advocate for equity and justice in relation to health professions education
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