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A proposal for health care management and leadership education within the UK undergraduate medical curriculum

Authors Mafe C, Menyah E, Nkere M

Received 21 September 2015

Accepted for publication 23 December 2015

Published 12 February 2016 Volume 2016:7 Pages 87—89


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Editor who approved publication: Dr Anwarul Azim Majumder

Cecilia Mafe, Effie Menyah, Munachi Nkere

Imperial College School of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, UK

Health care management and leadership education is an important gap in the undergraduate medical curriculum. Lack of training promotes poor decision making and may lead to inadequate health services, adversely affecting patients. We propose an integrated approach to health care management and leadership education at undergraduate level, to enable doctors to be effective leaders and manage resources appropriately and to ultimately improve patient care.

Keywords: health care, management, leadership, undergraduate, education, UK

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