Call for nominations for Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Programme

Wed, June 13, 2018

We are seeking candidates for the 8th IAP for Health Young Physician Leaders (YPL) Programme to be held on 12-16 October 2018 in conjunction with the 10th World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, 14-16 October 2018. The last seven sessions were very well received and an online directory of alumni has been launched along with a series of videos on the programme.

For more information please see the on our website here (

This year’s  programme is articulated in three parts:

  • A  specific  leadership  development  programme with  a  focus  on  analysing  models  of  leadership  with  the aim  of developing an individual action plan for personal leadership growth.
  • A visit sponsored by the Bayer Science and Education Foundation to health research laboratories in the Berlin area.
  • Participation by the awardees in the events of the World Health Summit, a forum within which the YPL will be exposed to an outstanding scientific and policy programme attended by a global group of medical and scientific professionals.

We are seeking to identify a maximum of 20 outstanding young physician leaders under 40 years old who:

  • Are  pursuing  careers  in  medical  education,  clinical  leadership,  public  health,  health  policy  and  health  services management; 
  • Show great promise for leadership in their chosen careers;
  • Are enthusiastic, with outstanding communication skills and the ability, desire and personality to represent the medical profession well when interacting with the senior professionals from multiple sectors who will be attending the World Health Summit.

We especially encourage the nomination of women. Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of academic centres. Each organization can nominate a maximum of two eligible physicians below the age of 40.

For your nominations, kindly use the online form here:

Deadline: 15 July 2018

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