Medical education firm iHeed creates 44 Dublin jobs

Dublin medical education firm iHeed is to create 44 new jobs over the next 12 months.

iHeed is experiencing rapid expansion, with staff numbers growing from 19 to 44 in the last 12 months.

The 44 new jobs will be created in areas such as technology, UX design, content development, digital marketing, sales, student support, finance and operations.

“The pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in public life, while accelerating many of the challenges faced by the healthcare sector globally”

iHeed is the leading online medical education provider in Europe, Middle East, and Asia and also has staff operations in the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, India and Brazil to support the Dublin HQ. iheed also supports a further 382 doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and educationalists who work remotely with the organisation as faculty and tutors both in Ireland and across UK, Europe, North America, Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Talent war amid a healthcare crisis

“Built by healthcare professionals for healthcare professionals, iHeed’s students engage with a global faculty of passionate medical educators and fellow students on the world’s most advanced medical education platform,” said iHeed CEO Dr Tom O’Callaghan.

“Both our student satisfaction rates of 95%, and educational outcomes are the best in the industry, and over 90% of students would recommend us to colleagues and friends. However, the ultimate measure of iHeed’s success is the impact our education programmes have on improving patient care across the world at this critical time of need.

“The pandemic has highlighted the invaluable role of doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals in public life, while accelerating many of the challenges faced by the healthcare sector globally. These include the growing worldwide shortage of healthcare workers and the need to retain talent; a focus on value for money among policymakers; and the need for an urgent shift from expensive hospital-based care to cost-effective, community-based preventative healthcare. iHeed’s flexible and fully remote model, its growing list of Leading University partners, the quality of the online qualifications we provide and the efficiency of our delivery positions us well to support a response to these challenges in the sector.”

Founded in 2013, iHeed partners with world leading medical universities at home and abroad, including the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Irish College of General Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, University College Dublin, and the University of Warwick in the UK, to develop and deliver transformative online medical education remotely through the worlds most advanced medical education platform.

iHeed has had more than 400,000 course completions amongst doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in more than 65 countries. iheed’s growing portfolio of 12 university professional qualifications include master’s programmes in public health, medical education, healthcare leadership and diabetes, and professional diplomas in paediatrics, women’s health, dermatology and care of the elderly. It will shortly roll out a suite of further specialist nursing programmes with its university partners.

“iheed is an excellent example of an innovative Irish company making a global impact by delivering cutting-edge solutions to address challenges in this important sector and improving health outcomes around the world,” said Kevin Sherry, executive director of Enterprise Ireland.

“Enterprise Ireland is proud to have supported iHeed over the past 7 years and we look forward to continuing to work closely with the team during this exciting period of growth and international expansion.”

Main image at top: Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD; Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion, Josepha Madigan TD; CEO of iHeed, Dr Tom O’Callaghan; Director of Global Marketing at iheed, Rebecca Patterson; and CEO of Cambridge Education Group, Brendan Webb

John Kennedy
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