03 February 2015 | News | By BioSpectrum Bureau
IIM-Calcutta forays into healthcare management
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The program is jointly organized by IIMC and Glocal Hospitals. The program was inaugurated in the gracious presence of Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay, director, IIMC; Prof Anindya Sen, dean (academic), IIMC; Prof Partha Ray, chairman, CMDP, IIMC ; Dr Sabahat Azim, CEO, Glocal Healthcare Systems; Mr Sunil Sachdeva, co-founder, Medanta - The Medicity, and other distinguished guests.
The Healthcare Executive Management Programme combines world-class healthcare management education with rigorous field-based learning across Singapore and India.
Prof. Saibal Chattopadhyay commented, "This course is certainly a milestone in the glorious history of IIMC. It marks a new chapter that makes the institution stand out, internationally. Given the country's current demographics, there's is a dearth of healthcare professionals. With more than 30 students enrolling for the course, we are hoping for a long successful journey ahead for the program."
The first batch of 31 students consists of doctors, other medical practitioners, technical and marketing professionals with prior work experience in the healthcare industry.
All the students, with their previous experience in the related fields, are looking at accelerating their career and achieving a bigger entrepreneurial goal in life through this course.
Dr Sabahat Azim, who has taken a significant role in designing the program said, "There's dearth of leadership in healthcare, thus this course spans the entire spectrum of healthcare facility with the biggest market players interacting with the students. The opportunities are just the beginning."
Throughout this one year period, students will have the opportunity to interact with the finest minds of the healthcare industry.
The course is designed in such a way so that all aspects are covered to create the leaders of tomorrow to fuel the healthcare industry which is currently pegged at US $5 trillion, globally.
The course will span across 6 months of campus-based learning that will include classroom teaching methods, case-based learning; and 6 months of international industry exposure.
The field-based learning will happen in Singapore, and will help the students to acquire the requisite knowledge of working in global healthcare industry.