Young Physician Leaders (YPL)

Program Status
Ongoing
November 20, 2018
October
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  • Oct122018
    Oct 12 2018 - Oct 16 2018
    The Call has gone out for candidates to the 2018 Young Physician leaders Programme (YPL) to be held from 12 – 16 October 2018  in conjunction with the World health Summit. Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of ...
  • Oct122017
    Oct 12 2017 - Oct 17 2017
    Completed
    The seventh edition of the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) leadership training workshop took place on the side of this year’s World Health Summit in Berlin. A new cohort of 22 YPL from 17 countries participated and then joined the alumni network that now counts more than 150 ...
  • Oct72016
    Oct 07 2016 - Oct 09 2016
    Completed
    Following the 2016 YPL call for proposals for the annual October leadership training workshop, 24 selected participants arrived in Berlin on 6 October 2016. The programme began with a treasure hunt designed to break the ice and show the participants a tiny part of this ever-changing city. This ...
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Young Physician Leaders
  • Damitha Gunawardane
    Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka

    Dr.Damitha Gunawardane is a Public health Specialist and a consultant Community Physician in Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. Following his MBBS degree (2007) he had successfully completed his MSc (2011) and MD (2015) in Community Medicine at Post Graduate Institute of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. He had work in all three levels of ...

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  • Elisha Osati
    Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH)
    Dr. Elisha Osati Biography Dr. Elisha Osati is Internal Medicine Physician at Muhimbili National Hospital (MNH). He holds a degree of Doctor Medicine (MD) from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Masters of Medicine in Internal Medicine (Mmed. Internal Medicine) from the same University. His areas of interest are in ...
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  • Ozge Karadag Caman
    Institute of Public Health, Hacettepe University
    Ozge Karadag Caman earned her medical degree at Istanbul University, and her MSc and PhD Degrees in Public Health at Hacettepe University in Turkey. She also holds a postgrad degree in health promotion from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Karadag Caman works an associate professor at Hacettepe University and has been ...
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  • Muhammad Zaman Assir
    Allama Iqbal Medical College/ University of Health Sciences Lahore
    Dr. Assir has been working at Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) Lahore as Assistant Professor of Medicine since 2015. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College (AIMC) and was declared first Most Distinguished Graduate of AIMC due to his exceptionally high academic performance. As a medical student, he topped his university final ...
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  • Mohamed Abou El-Enein
    Charité Medical University Berlin
    Mohamed Abou El-Enein is Assistant Professor for Clinical Development of Regenerative Therapies and head of clinical development platform at Charité Medical University Berlin. He serves as a senior Teaching Assistant in clinical research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Instructor in Translational Medicine and Regulatory ...
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At-a-Glance
Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders.The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals, however, is often neglected, with many young professions having to learn their leadership skills almost by trial and error as they are handed positions of responsibility. Although incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining in importance, in practice too few countries are actually providing such training (See, for example: Health Professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world).

Young Physician Leaders

Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders.

The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals, however, is often neglected, with many young professions having to learn their leadership skills almost by trial and error as they are handed positions of responsibility.

Although incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining in importance, in practice too few countries are actually providing such training (See, for example: Health Professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world).

To contribute to building capacity in this area, IAP for Health launched its Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme in 2011 in partnership with the World Health Summit (WHS) and the M8 Alliance of Academic Health Centres and Medical Universities.

Sessions have been held at each WHS since 2011. In addition, a regional event was organized at the Regional WHS in Singapore in 2013. A 5th year event for alumni was organized in May 2016 at the World Health Assembly.

To date, the IAP for Health YPL network of alumni includes more than 150 leading young professionals, under the age of 40, who were nominated by their national academies. Their details can be found in the dedicated YPL Directory

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