Latest acquisition by Cambridge Education Group and Bridgepoint proves to be just what the doctor ordered

Cambridge Education Group (CEG) and Bridgepoint have today announced the acquisition of online medical education specialists, iheed, as part of their education portfolio.

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Established in 2014, iheed is an Irish online medical education organisation. Built by doctors and healthcare professionals, iheed partners with world leading medical universities including the University of Warwick and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland to reimagine and transform the delivery of postgraduate medical education. The acquisition of iheed further strengthens and diversifies CEG’s expertise in the provision of world-class online education. It also provides exciting opportunities for new programmes for its existing partnerships with UK universities. 

iheed will complement CEG’s online and blended learning division, CEG Digital, who currently work with seven partner universities in the UK to deliver part-time, online courses to students around the world, providing cutting-edge technology, sector-leading pedagogy and first-class student support. CEG already offers international students a variety of opportunities to study medical programmes through its pathways division, ONCAMPUS, which has partnerships with the University of Central Lancashire Medical School, St George’s University, Grenada, University of Nicosia in Cyprus and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Dr Tom O'Callaghan, CEO of iheed, says: “We are delighted with this partnership and investment from CEG who share both our ambition and values. Together with our University partners we will accelerate the range of transformative online Master’s qualifications we deliver to our doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals across the world, allowing them to deliver better care.”

Brendan Webb, co-CEO of Cambridge Education Group says: “As pioneers of innovative online medical education, the synergies between iheed and CEG are undeniable, and this new collaboration brings with it the potential for significant social and economic impact. Through CEG’s global education experience, and iheed’s medical expertise and pedagogical model, our ambition is to make a rigorous medical education accessible, affordable and effective. As an international education provider, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to respond to the demands of a rapidly evolving global workforce and we’re confident that our acquisition of iheed will facilitate the development of state-of-the-art solutions for aspiring medical professionals across the world.”

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