Green Templeton College’s Management in Medicine (MiM) programme, which supports early career health professionals to develop management and leadership skills and which was co-founded by Oxford Executive Director Paul Brankin, has been accredited by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM).
The Management in Medicine Programme is designed for medical students and doctors in training. It was established by the Fellows of Green Templeton College, including Paul, to help clinicians in training and postgraduate students with an interest in healthcare management to develop their management and leadership skills.
The programme consists of four elements:
- Saturday workshops on leadership and management topics (1-2 per term)
- Evening seminars with experts in healthcare leadership and management (2-3 per term)
- Shadowing projects that provide opportunities for participants to shadow managers involved at various levels in health and care organisations (~20 students/year)
- An evaluative research programme.
Paul says, “Early career doctors receive a wide range of medical training that prepares them for life as a clinician working with patients, but when we founded the MiM Programme back in 2010 there was no such training to prepare them for subsequent NHS management or leadership roles. This course enables health professionals at critical career stages to develop a strong general foundation in leadership and management which they can then build on as their career progresses.”
Over the past eleven years the programme has gone from strength-to-strength. Over 500 trainee clinicians have taken part and Oxford Executive is still involved. Paul says, “Maire and I run a seminar called ‘Working with others’ which supports participants to develop self- awareness, to build and maintain relationships, to develop networks, and explore how the EQ+ IQ + SQ model can help them to work effectively with teams and to manage people.”
‘Working with others’ is one of the seven competency domains of the NHS Leadership Framework, which was designed for all staff in health care, irrespective of discipline, role or function. The MiM Programme provides a range of workshops and seminars that target each competency domain, with events hosted by senior NHS leaders, leadership experts and University of Oxford academics. It now features on the FMLM website and is promoted through a FMLM monthly e-newsletter that is sent to 6000+ members and subscribers.
Read more about Management in Medicine on the programme webpage here.