Graduate School

School of Health Professions Education

The Maastricht School of Health Professions Education (SHE) is a graduate school for education, research and innovation in health professions education. SHE provides high quality multidisciplinary research and teaching and helps to innovate educational programmes. By providing the basics, SHE educates future leaders and opens the door for better healthcare in the future.
"SHE Collaborates", the office for international collaboration in health professions education within SHE, offers a tailored approach to innovative training and consulting in the areas of education, management, and research around the globe.


Educational research is essential for finding new and better ways to educate health professionals. The general aim of all SHE research, including the PhD programme, is to provide support for research and innovation in health professions education. 

SHE Research Programme
SHE’s research programme 2018-2023 is called Task-Centered Learning Environments in the Health Professions.
The programme has four main themes:
(1) goals and values of and approaches to evaluation,
(2) approaches to instruction,
(3) approaches to assessment, and
4) approaches to implementation. 
Read the full description of the programme.

Task-Centered Learning Research

  • Goals, values, innovation and approaches to evaluation
  • Approaches to instruction
  • Approaches to assessment
  • Approaches to implementation


SHE has more than 40 years of experience implementing student-centered learning in medicine and the health sciences with strong connections to the paramedical field. SHE covers the full educational spectrum: online and campus-based courses are designed to improve health professions education. The educational offer covers a full range from short courses and more specialized focus courses to certificate courses, to full degree programmes such as a Master of Science and PhD programme. SHE has a strong belief in lifelong learning and guarantees a broad range of quality, student-centered programmes.

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SHE works in close cooperation with the Maastricht University Medical Center+ (MUMC+). MUMC+ is known both nationally and internationally for its focus on prevention and taking an integrated approach to health care: from prevention, promotion of good health, and basic care, to top-level clinical diagnostics and treatment. Patient safety is our top priority in all of our endeavours. MUMC+ is part of The Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres.

School of Health Professions Education