Improving perception, attitude and interest in medical leadership and management – a novel model proposed by medical students
Owais Ali Shah, Mohammed Khalid Aslami, Amir-Humza Tahir Suleman
Faculty of Medicine, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK
After reading the article by Rouhani et al1 with great interest, we agree that the level of medical leadership and management (MLM) training in the UK medical schools could be improved massively. As fellow medical students, we would like to offer our perspective on how universities can better implement MLM teaching into curricula to effectively mould future clinician leaders within an ever-expanding National Health Service. As reported, the General Medical Council provides curriculum guidance for medical schools based on the skills identified in the Medical Leadership Competency Framework (MLCF).1 In line with the findings of the authors, a study showed that only 56% of the responding universities incorporate MLCF into their curriculum, and remarkably, 81.9% of students were unaware of the MLCF.2 This can lead to a lack of insight and awareness into MLM among medical students possibly leading to reluctance in pursuing MLM roles in the future.
View the original paper by Rouhani and colleagues.
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