Young Physician Leaders (YPL)

Program Status
Ongoing
February 02, 2018
October
21
2011
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  • 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 ...
  • Oct92015
    Completed
    Posted Date10/30/2017
    Oct 09 2015 - Oct 12 2015
    What the YPL had to say:  "This trip has been such a blessing. It reaffirmed many aspects of my career path in leadership. I look forward to apply what I have learned and to explore new innovations and collaborations." "Looking forward to meeting you all again in the ...
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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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