India produces more than 55000 doctors annually. Students from top colleges receive excellent clinical training but they lack soft skills as the curriculum does not include communication, time management and other such soft skills. Also, some students do not get exposure to cutting edge clinical developments.
GAPIO has a vision to train medical fraternity to become effective leaders. Therefore, GAPIO has embarked upon a Leadership Development Program (LDP) which focuses on soft skills and clinical knowledge development.
The 1st phase of Soft Skill Development Program was launched on 1st July 2017 on ‘Doctor’s Day’ through social media i.e. Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Soft skills development
Soft skills development is undertaken by holding a training workshop where reputed trainers speakes on the selected topics like Improving Communication Skills, Time Management, Managing Change, Motivating Team Members, Understanding Budgeting /cost management/ finance and many other topics.
Clinical Development Program
Clinical knowledge will be enhanced through videos recorded by top doctors working in reputed institutions in USA, UK, Australia, Canada and India and through webcasts / webinars and mentorship program.
The 1st Training Workshop of Leadership Development Program (LDP) was a great success which was held on 16th July 2017 at Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals – New Delhi.
The 2nd Training Workshop of Leadership Development Program (LDP) was held on 20th August 2017 at Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals – Ahmedabad.
The 3rd Training Workshop of Leadership Development Program (LDP) was held on 10th September 2017 at Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals - Bangalore.
The 4th Training Workshop of Leadrship Development Program (LDP) was held on 15th October 2017 at Hotel Taj Banjara, Banjara Hills - Hyderabad.
The 5th Training Workshop of Leadrship Development Program (LDP) was held on 12th November 2017 at Auditorium, Apollo Hospitals - Kolkata.
The 6th Training Workshop of Leadrship Development Program (LDP) was held on 13th November 2017 at Hotel Gateway Grandeur - Guwahati.
The 7th Training Workshop of Leadership Development Program (LDP) was held on 05th January 2018 at Hotel Four Points by Sheraton - Navi Mumbai.
World renowned, international faculty Dr. Graham Dickson and Dr. Arun Garg, from Canada took up a session on “Bringing Leadership to Life in Health” and exchange their ideas and expertise on soft skill development at Navi Mumbai.
Phase 2 will begin from May 2018. The 8th Training Workshop of Leadership Development Program (LDP) is scheduled to be held on 13th May 2018 at Bhubaneswar.
This training work shop on soft skills development helps doctors in creating increased performance in healthcare through improved people management and interpersonal interaction.
These programs have generated a lot of excitement amongst the community of doctors. This was visible from the diverse group of doctors who had voluntarily registered for the workshops. Participants included HODs from premier institutions including AIIMS, top government institutes, clinicians, doctors from Corporates, PSUs, various hospitals, nursing homes and from USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Following stakeholders have already committed to work together for this program as knowledge partners:
1. National Board of Examination (NBE)
4. Dr. Bhatia Medical Coaching Institute