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Young Physician Leaders

Young Physician Leaders

Executive education program in English

Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders

Young Physician Leaders is designed to develop the leadership talent of an international group of young, promising healthcare and public health professionals. Launched in 2011 by the InterAcademy Partnership for Health (IAP, formerly the InterAcademy Medical Panel), it now brings together a network of more than 130 alumni. 

  • Explore themes concerning the sources of leadership and the different styles a leader needs. 

  • Identify the complex processes of decision making and organizational change.  

  • Present a session on the concerns of young physicians at the World Health Summit. 

  • Join the worldwide network of Young Physician Leaders alumni and learn from your peers.

The program is run as a collaboration between IAP for Health, ESMT Berlin and the World Health Summit. 

Next intake:

October 10 - 15, 2024
Location: Berlin (Germany)
Price: €5,500*

*Our general terms and conditions apply

Registrations via the application form below.

Your profile

You are a physician under the age of 40 from the global health sector, such as a clinician, educator, policy advocate, or a leader from the non-profit or private sector. 

Examples of organizations whose employees participated in the Young Physicians Leaders program: 


Ariel Glaser Pediatric AIDS Healthcare Initiative

Bayer AG

Ghana Health Service

Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social

Oxford University


Philips Connected Care

Siemens Healthineers


Program Highlights

  • Gain a greater awareness of leadership patterns and challenges 

  • Strengthen your leadership style and understand cultural differences in leadership behaviors 

  • Deepen your understanding of organizations acting in the global health sector 

  • Participate in the design and presentation of a dedicated workshop at the world’s most prominent forum for addressing global health issues, the World Health Summit  

  • Build a network of global contacts 


  • The organizational interdependencies that lead to strategic action 

  • Leadership styles adapted to distinct situations in the global health sector 

  • Effective decision making 

  • Diversity in the global health sector 

  • Cooperation and teamwork across silos 


  • ESMT Berlin is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe for executive education
  • Attend and present at the World Health Summit 
  • Benefit from a collaborative learning environment where you’ll build your network as well as expand your skill set 


Young Physician Leaders

Impressions from the Young Physician Leaders Program 2019

Meet our teaching staff

The programs have been 
designed – and will be led –
by ESMT faculty members 
and ESMT visiting faculty. 
They will also guide and 
advise you throughout 
your studies.

Jo Ivey Boufford

President of the New York Academy of Medicine, MD

Francis de Véricourt

Professor of Management Science and the founding Academic Director of the Institute for Deep Tech Innovation (DEEP), ESMT Berlin

I really enjoyed the peer mentoring and was pleased we were left to create our leadership session at the World Health Summit.

Lloyd Nash, General and Acute Care physician & Founder Global Ideas

A wonderfully designed programme which speaks directly to the desperate need for leadership training among young leaders in medicine. The programme is highly personal, but still manages to capitalise on the opportunity for group-learning.

Dr. Rubeshan Perumal, Specialist Physician and Pulmonologist, University of Cape Town

The leadership workshops were really terrific. The ESMT Berlin's facilitation was truly excellent and pushed my thinking to an advanced level, especially on creating and managing teams.

Lloyd Nash, General and Acute Care Physician & Founder Global Ideas

Further Information

World Health Summit


Nora Grasselli

Program Director, Executive Programs, ESMT Berlin
+49 30 212318083

Rick Hoffman

Program Manager, Executive Programs, ESMT Berlin


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