Apollo and ACPE Offer Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Physician Leadership
The programme consists of 14 courses totaling 150 credit hours, covering subjects relating to professional management of hospital and healthcare organisations
In order to meet the growing demand for formally trained physician executives in India, Apollo Hospitals Group, Asia’s largest corporate healthcare organisation, in association with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) of USA will offer Asia’s first Post-Graduate Diploma in Advanced Physician Leadership (PGD-APL) programme.
ACPE (www.acpe.org) has been in operation in the US and Canada since 1975. It originated at the Medical School of the University of Wisconsin, Madison and has demonstrated expertise in adapting the distance education model.
PGD-APL programme is exclusively for physicians. It can be completed in one year through fully supportive interactive and distance education modes. The programme consists of 14 courses totaling 150 credit hours, covering subjects relating to professional management of hospital and healthcare organisations.
The programme is scheduled to start in the second half of 2010. The unique features of the programme include opportunity to pursue education regardless of location with internet connection, at ones own convenience, secure international exposure in healthcare, developing professional network and special interest groups, as well as membership in ACPE.
Medical graduates holding MBBS and a valid Medical Council of India / State Medical Council registration with three years clinical and one year of management experience are eligible to enroll in the programme.
The programme is of immediate benefit to physicians, who are aspiring to become physician executive to lead the stand-alone, corporate, trust, public sector hospitals, healthcare and hospital consultancy organisations. The opportunity for physician executives will open unprecedented opportunities in India’s dynamic healthcare industry and abroad.
Hospital and health organisations can build their physician leadership by sponsoring their promising and high caliber physicians to be groomed for leadership positions in the organisation.
The programme includes ACPE membership, course materials and one-week contact programme. Assistance for educational loans from nationalised banks in India will be explored. Placement assistance will be provided upon successful completion of PGD-APL.