A Physician Leader is not an ordinary physician, but one who poses these three unique traits - capacity to 'Think Systemic', 'Feel Empathetic', and 'Act Proactive'. Physician leaders are role models for the community. They occupy themselves with not merely with treating illnesses, but they work towards creating health communities by targeting the social determinants of health.
The healthcare problems we face in the 21st century are complex, and solving them requires an interdisciplinary approach. The doctor of the new age needs to be well trained in medicine, art, humanities, social sciences, technology and business. The doctor needs to possess skills normally not taught in medical school. Physician Leadership prepare a doctor to be a community steward and an agent of social change. -
The Vishwas Physician Leadership Program is an experiential learning program where a physician is acquainted with subjects not usually taught in medical school - namely,
- health psychology
- health promotion programming
- motivational counselling
- health communication
- health information technology
- health economics and policy
- public speaking
- community mobilization
There are just three basic requirements to qualify for the Vishwas Physician Leadership Program:
- a MBBS degree
- Your own clinic, or desire to establish your own clinic in the next year
- A passion and desire to transform your community!
The program will be offered over a period of 6 weeks beginning July 1st 2014 in the city of Mumbai. Since the program is an experiential learning program, the program fellows will required to live within the community (suitable accommodation will be provided).
Program fellows will be trained over a period of 6 weeks and prepared to be Physician Leaders. Each fellow will be provided with a tablet loaded with the Vishwas Intelligent Physician Assistant, and a host of other tools and resources that will enable the doctors to transform their practice. By adopting the Vishwas model, the Physician Leaders will be able to earn more while working less, be more efficient, achieve greater work-life balance, and most importantly have a greater social impact.
Vishwas is a social enterprise, and our goal is to promote the ideal of family medicine. Primary care and family medicine is on a decline and more young doctors need to be encouraged to establish their own clinics, and practising physicians need tools to transform their practice. Hence Vishwas has come up with a model where a corporate sponsor will be covering the cost of the training program by way of a CSR (corporate social responsibility) initiative .
. We will review your application and get back to you for a phone/in-person interview. The deadline for application is May 31st 2014.