The People to People Physician Executives Delegation to Brazil in April 2011, led by Harry L. Leider, MD, MBA, FACPE, promises to be one of our most exciting and engaging experiences to date.
You could benefit from nearly 50 years of People to People exchanges as you:
* Build lasting partnerships with your peers overseas through formal meetings, discussion sessions, and site visits
* Deepen your understanding of your profession and enhance your value to your organization by networking internationally while earning continuing education credits
* Enjoy immersive cultural experiences and take in iconic sights
* Make a global impact—not only advancing your field, but also gaining international perspectives
The American College of Physician Executive's mission is to educate and support physician leaders throughout the world. While historically our primary focus has been in the United States, we have experience growing participation and interest from physician executives throughout the world.
This delegation will have a unique opportunity to explore how an economically dynamic, rapidly growing nation meets the healthcare needs of its population by offering both a decentralized public universal healthcare system as well as a private insurance option. Of particular note is that the U.S. currently spends about $670 billion a year on healthcare for its approximately 300 million citizens, compared to approximately $22 billion a year spent in Brazil for a nation with a population of roughly 200 million.
Insights gained by participation in this delegation will enable delegates to learn how physician leaders are addressing challenges in this dynamic country—one that has been very successful at providing acute healthcare and prevention services, but is now trying to develop a system to address chronic illnesses as well. These insights are relevant to physician executives in the United States as we strive to lead and innovate during a time of sweeping healthcare reform.
Learn more about the People to People Physician Executives Delegation to Brazil here.