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Ana Sofia Ventura

Interna de Medicina Interna
Hospital Fernando Fonseca
Programa de Gestão para Jovens Médicos

At the present moment of permanent and unpredictable restructuring of the health area, it is required to doctors, along with the provision of quality health care, to have a broad understanding of medicine, particularly its socio-economic aspect , so that they can be active partners in leading the clinical management and the organizations in which they are integrated. In this sense, it is urgent to acquire new skills in the areas of management and economics of health care, management of people and teams, leadership, decision and anticipation of change.

The participation in YMLP, organized by a team and institution of excellence, was a great experience and I highly recommend it and not only gave me a good insight of these new skills required, as offered me a new perspective on what should be my role in the institutions of health: not just medical/operational but also critical element, creative and active in promoting positive change strategies, efficient, responsible and ethically acceptable, that benefits the patients, quality of service and the health system itself.

David Cordeiro Sousa

Ophthalmology Internal, Hospital de Santa Maria
Young Medical Leaders Program

I had the opportunity to attend YMLP during my common year, a few months before I had to choose my specialization. The success in Medicine is no longer - if ever was - one man science, but the result of a optimized collaboration network between everyone involved in healthcare services. Health Management is an essential part of that network, and the health facilities' managers share responsibility in the patient's best care.

Listen, understanding, thinking and exploring the course subjects, with an inspiring  and professional faculty, allows to develop a different vision and complementary, which will certainly influence our decisions in the future.

In a word: amazing!

Diana Penha

Radiology Intern, Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca
Young Medical Leaders Program

In the present context of modern medicine, the challenges that the medical class has to face are not only in diagnostics and therapeutics, but extends to the field of management and leadership in a concept of a medical service of integrated quality with an effective control of the cost-benefit and protecting patients' best interest.

In fact, YMLP developed by a faculty of sublime quality and pedagogy, constitutes to me as a young doctor a fundamental structural base. It was through this executive program that I internalized and consolidated concepts of leadership, marketing, ethics and teamwork.

On the other hand, through specificities taught in Health Economy, Financial Models and Management Competences, I consider that this program allows a large capacitation in the development of a critical thinking, proactive and targeted to innovation for a doctor as a professional holistic.

Undoubtedly, I recommend and challenge all young doctors to change the thinking paradigm and accept the impulse of YMLP, assuming the learning, innovation and capacitation in a changing medical management.

Frederico Furriel

Assistente Hospitalar de Urologia
Centro Hospitalar de Leiria
Programa de Gestão para Jovens Médicos

When I finished my internship, I realized that, despite the well-trained technical and scientific medical skills, I was unprepared to address other challenges that the modern physician has increasingly faced: the challenges of managing and optimizing a health system every time more demanding and constantly changing. The YMLP program seemed like a great way to open up my horizons to these areas, and it was a win. For the enthusiastic faculty, the interactivity of the classes, and the sharing of experiences with colleagues, I highly recommend it to any young doctor.

João Cardoso

Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa
Young Medical Leaders Program

As the world evolves, so does medicine. Nowadays, physicians aren’t expected to have just technical, scientific and humane skills. Currently physicians need to understand and participate in the health system to which they belong, understand how it functions socioeconomically, and how to be the instrument and leader of change. The faculty’s quality is high. The sessions are interactive and participation is encouraged. Personally, the YMLP was extremely useful in my stage of life, as a young specialist. I recommend the program to everyone interested.

João Leandro

Administrador Delegado e Presidente do Conselho Executivo
AXA Portugal
Programa de Gestão para Jovens Médicos

Our society, and in particular, the health sector, needs to have professionals capable of increasing the range and quality of services, ensuring an increasingly favourable cost / benefit ratio. The CATÓLICA-LISBON - specific management programs for medical doctors are an important contribution to innovation and skill development, thus promoting a better future for us all. As a result of the initiatives of such a reputable teaching institution and the development of prestigious professional categories with which we have established a privileged long relationship, namely through protocols with the Portuguese Medical Association, we are delighted to offer our sponsorship and full support.

João Pedro Nóbrega

Resident Doctor
Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte
Young Medical Leaders Program

The current environment proposes new challenges to physicians who aren’t just limited to their clinical practice in the hospital setting, but who also cover the academia and corporate contexts. Currently, there is more and more need for physicians who are able to develop a critical and strategic mind, and who address areas such as Business management, Politics and Health Economics. By understanding the relevance and diligence of Education in these areas, the YMLP program was designed to enhance the skills acquired throughout the medical training, applying them in a direct symbiosis with a new set of skills in the fields of leadership, marketing and team work, which proved to be essential in working within this new paradigm.

Magna Correia

Allergy and Clinical Immunology Resident
Hospital Central do Funchal, SESARAME. P.E.
Programa de Gestão para Jovens Médicos

The inherent challenges of the medical internship in Portugal are increasing. Indeed, it is common knowledge that it is required more to the Portuguese young doctors, a consequence of what has been a huge evolution of Medicine and the National Health System over the past few years. Constant challenges are thrown daily and suddenly we are asked to learn not only to be good practitioners, but also researchers, epidemiologists, mathematicians and managers. Managers of our clinical activities, of the material that we have at our disposal, of the physical spaces and of our own time! The Young Medical Leaders Program (YMLP) was for me the driving force I needed to follow this paradigm change. With this program I could understand many questions that hovered in my mind. Understand the progress and development of the National Health System in Portugal, as well as the Policy and Economics in Health, innovative concepts of leadership, marketing, ethics and teamwork. I believe YMLP enabled me tools that I will never forget and I will take with me to my day-to-day work. I challenge all the young doctors to accept the challenge of change and prepare to be the leaders of tomorrow!

Marta Ezequiel

Interna de Pediatria
Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, E.P.E.
Young Medical Leaders Program

In an era of constant adaptation to new realities and of particular demand for the National Health System, the inherent challenges to medical interns in Portugal are gradually increasing. As a final year paediatric intern, I deal with, on a daily basis, the duality of the scarcity of resources, the lack of investment and the huge evolution of Medicine. I found the YMLP to be a program of reference, with a faculty and professionals of excellence, in a manner only Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics could provide. I believe that the YMLP program, provided me with tools for my daily clinical practice, and to collaborate in the improvement of the National Health System (both public and private).

Miguel Bigotte Vieira

Internal Nephrology, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte
Young Medical Leaders Program

Young Medical Leaders Program is noteworthy for the updated contents, importance and  objectivity of the subjects addressed, with the guarantee of quality of Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. It allowed me to study fundamental subjects to understand the organization of the portuguese health sector. It is notable the quality and enthusiasm of the selected faculty, that standout for their solid theoretical knowledge and practical experience in Health Management.

Miguel Desterro Gusmão

Especialista em Anestesiologia
Hospital da Luz
Programa de Gestão para Jovens Médicos

O YMLP é uma abordagem diferente em saúde, com temas atuais e formadores com grande experiência e conhecimento. Permitiu-me adquirir compêtencias na área de gestão e liderança em saúde úteis no meu dia a dia. Um programa baseado no networking entre participantes e formadores, num ambiente académico de excelente qualidade. Recomendo a todos os que pretendam conhecer e compreender a gestão em saúde.

Teresa Guerra

Médica de Família
USF Costa do Mar
Young Medical Leaders Program

As physicians, we are challenged to combine clinical knowledge with the understanding of the other in all his dimensions. During the medical appointments we manage expectations and conflicts, we become the project leaders of each patients’ health and we bet on his empowerment so that he can manage his disease – and his health. As a GP working at a Health Care Centre, I am asked to manage and to work in multidisciplinary teams, which aim to comply with established indicators and organizational guidelines without ever dismissing the patients’ satisfaction. I considered it to be essential to obtain quality education in management and in health economics and to ready myself for change and technological innovation. I risked enrolling in the YMLP program during my maternity leave and it was a successful bet!


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