European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)
The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals 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, IAMP 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. After subsequent sessions have been held in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, this years meeting will take place as a side event to the WHS, Berlin and focuses on individual action plans for the selected candidates of the programme. For more information on the YPL programme see HERE.
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