In Vivo Academy is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing accredited and independent medical education to healthcare professionals. Established and registered in Australia, the Academy is accredited by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) for the quality education and training we offer general practitioners (GPs) – helping them meet their continuing professional development (CPD) requirements.
The Academy also submits CPD programmes for accreditation to the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine (ACRRM), Australian Practice Nurses Association (APNA), and to pharmacy organisations under the auspices of the Australian Pharmacy Council. In Asia, we work with various accrediting institutions depending on the country and audience involved. We integrate research skills and medical knowledge on a wide range of therapy areas with innovative and suitable strategies to deliver high quality medical education.
The Academy has long-term working relationships with external experts/senior opinion leaders, pharmaceutical and medical device companies and medical universities in Australia, Asia-Pacific and the USA.
For the name In Vivo Academy to be synonymous with high-quality, outcomes-based independent medical education.
To develop and implement quality medical education programmes and activities by conducting comprehensive gaps and needs assessments, eliciting changes to learners’ knowledge, behaviours, attitudes and performance, and measuring outcomes at all stages of programme deployment – all of which we foresee will translate to improved patient care and health.
Purpose of the Academy
The Academy was established to:
- Understand the continuing medical/professional educational needs of healthcare professionals to maintain or improve the quality of care they provide to their patients
- Provide focused medical education programmes and activities tailored to advance knowledge, improve competence, and facilitate exchange of best practice
- Promote medical education learning values and opportunities to all healthcare professionals
- Actively seek collaboration with accrediting bodies and universities/hospitals, and funding initiatives for the development of accredited and independent medical education programmes
- Continually research, learn and be aware of the different strategies that deliver effective medical education and adapting them in our own programmes
- Advocate for the transformation of how medical education is delivered and viewed in Asia and Australasia
- Ensure that outcomes data are collected and analysed not only to examine the effects of our training on clinical settings and patient care, but also to recognise opportunities in the education continuum.