Does online learning in healthcare pose unique challenges that limit its ability to be democratized? Or can the next generation of healthcare professionals be adequately trained online, for free?
Health Professions Network conferences bring together phenomenal thought leaders in healthcare practice, associations and education, speaking on forces and innovations truly driving the future of healthcare. In the spirit of democratizing education, we are ecstatic to freely share one such outstanding presentation from our 2021 Spring Virtual Conference from the leaders of NextGenU.org!
NextGenU is the world’s first free university and is at the forefront of reshaping the way rising students can gain access to advanced training and education. Online learning in healthcare? They're tackling it.
NextGenU's Dr. Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FACPM and Miriam Chickering, BSN and CEO of NextGenU.org and Nurses International spoke to the democratization of healthcare education for the Health Professions Network's 2021 Spring Virtual Conference.
Our Expert Speakers on Online Learning in Healthcare
Erica Frank, MD, MPH, FACPM - Founder/Inventor @NextGenU.org
Dr. Erica Frank is a born educational innovator, physician, medical and educational researcher, and public health advocate. Since 2006, she has been a Professor and Canada Research Chair in the School of Population and Public Health, and the Department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Erica partnered with Miriam Chickering to present on NextGenU.org, the world’s first free university. Collaborating with university partners and other expert organizations, NextGenU provides free courses and issues free certificates to individual students successfully completing courses.
Miriam Chickering, BSN - CEO @NextGenU.org
Miriam is a systems thinker, social-preneur, and founder, uses her expertise to build globally scaled education solutions in the healthcare and humanitarian sectors. She and her team create synergy and opportunity for learners everywhere through work at NextGenU.org, Nurses International, and Humanitarian U. Miriam partnered with Erica Frank to present on NextGenU.org, the world’s first free university. Collaborating with university partners and other expert organizations, NextGenU provides free courses and issues free certificates to individual students successfully completing courses.