In-Service Training

In-Service Training refers to training for health professionals who have completed their pre-service education and have graduated from a school that gives degrees or certificates. This training is job-related and provides health professionals with additional knowledge and skills to carry out new job functions or to improve their performance of existing job functions.

Sources: Sullivan et al. 1998. Clinical Training Skills for Reproductive Health Professionals. Second edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Jhpiego; Bluestone et al. 2012. In-Service Training Techniques, Timing, Setting and Media: Findings from a Systematic Review of the Literature. Baltimore, Maryland: Jhpiego; Fogarty et al. 2012. The Health Impacts of Pre-Service Education: An Integrative Review and Evidence-Based Conceptual Model. FINAL DRAFT. Baltimore, Maryland: Jhpiego.
Jhpiego’s in-service training approach focuses on sustaining the continuing competency of the health care workforce.