Young Physician Leaders (YPL)

Program Status
Ongoing
November 20, 2018
October
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  • Oct122018
    Posted Date06/04/2018
    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
    Completed
    Posted Date11/06/2017
    Oct 12 2017 - Oct 17 2017
    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
    Completed
    Posted Date11/06/2017
    Oct 07 2016 - Oct 09 2016
    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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  • 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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  • Sean Wasserman
    University of Cape Town

    Dr Sean Wasserman is an Infectious Diseases Physician and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cape Town. He currently has an appointment as a senior research officer at the Wellcome Centre for Infectious Diseases Research in Africa.

    Dr Wasserman’s main research area is on the use of new and repurposed drugs ...

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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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