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New app preparing students for practice

The event was being organised by the ePrePP (electronic preparation for professional practice’) project team and is a €200,000 two-year national initiative funded by the National Forum for Teaching and Learning – the largest Teaching and Learning grant ever awarded to UCC. 

The project is a collaborative venture between UCC; Trinity College Dublin; Institute of Technology, Tralee; University of Limerick; University College Dublin; and the National University of Ireland Galway. 

Currently in the pilot stage of development, the project, once completed, will see ePrePP augment the transition from student to practitioner and will lead the way in developing versatile and rounded healthcare professionals.

ePrePP has been designed as an electronic platform, which will prepare students to share with colleagues from other medical specialities and will create rich opportunities for integrative and cross-disciplinary learning. 

Prof Henry Smithson, Professor of General Practice, UCC, commented that ePrePP had huge potential for the way that medical education is designed and delivered in the future.

“Developing a suite of digital tools will not only increase the exposure to professional experiences for current students, but will provide a resource they can return to and share at appropriate times to further enhance their learning throughout their professional career,” he said.

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