عنوان مقاله [English]
Background and objective: Public-private partnership reduces the project fund. Besides, it focuses on utilizing private-sector capacities such as knowledge and specialized experience. The aim of this study was to match the public-private partnership models in medical education in five continents to choose a suitable model for the medical education system.
Methods and Materials: This study has compared the public-private partnership models in higher education. The valid databases and websites of major universities across five continents have been searched by proper keywords of public-private partnership. The sampling of universities was done based on strategic choice, purposefulness, and access to information.
Results: One of the good models of the partnership was to use private sector resources to train trainees in the real work environment that has benefited both public and private partners. The private sector partner had cheaper labor and the public sector partner saved money. There were furthermore, another appropriate model was consulting and knowledge transfer services for the private sector by the public sector.
Conclusion: It seems that using private-sector resources for clinical education as a public-private partnership in universities of medical sciences are suitable. On the other hand, the public sector lays education policy and regulation and monitors the quality and quantity of education. Correspondingly, the private sector will be responsible for providing learning space, transfer of knowledge and specialized experience.