Medical Leadership Program

In medicine, everyone’s looking for an edge. It’s time to take your MD further.

The Medical Leadership Program (MLP) is a tailor-made Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership (GCBusLead) designed specifically for UQ medical students (domestic) and resident doctors in Australia.

UQ Faculty of Medicine, in partnership with UQ Business School Executive Education, developed the MLP to provide medical students and resident doctors with a pathway for gaining contextualized leadership skills. 

The MLP focuses on building your leadership skills and covers a range of topics, including service strategy, communication, negotiation, and strategic thinking. To ensure that learning outcomes are industry focused, the MLP incorporates case studies and actionable learning techniques, allowing you to work in groups to solve real business problems.

Prepare yourself for a future in leadership by acquiring the fundamental business skills required to manage your own practice or reach a medical leadership position.

Upon successfully completing the MLP, you will receive a GCBusLead postgraduate qualification in addition to your medical degree.

How to apply

Program courses

The MLP consists of the following four courses, each delivered over five days:

  • Principles of Business Management and Leadership
    As a new manager, supervisor or future leader, identify key issues and opportunities that you may face specific to the medical industry. Learn the foundational knowledge, key skills and insights required for managing individual, group and organisational challenges.
     
  • Strategic Analysis and Implementation
    Good strategy creates value for an organisation’s customers and captures value for the organisation and its stakeholders. Learn about key strategy analysis concepts and techniques, including industry and environmental analysis, capabilities analysis, and gap analysis. Enhance your decision-making and strategy implementation skills to design and deliver effective and relevant business solutions.
     
  • Service Quality and Customer Co-Creation
    Understanding how to operate in a fast-changing, technology-driven environment and how to treat patients as informed consumers is critical to developing appropriate patient care models that focus on the needs of individuals. Learn about the latest research on the five different patient types and how best to interact with each. Using innovative knowledge from world leaders in their fields, group discussions, and practical exercises, this course teaches you how to define and implement service quality in health practice.
     
  • Innovation Management (Special Topics in Business Leadership 1)
    A fundamental source of competitive advantage, the purpose of this course is to analyse the importance and nature of innovation and how managers can lead innovation for sustainable business growth and advantage. This course is based on robust analytical frameworks and contemporary empirical evidence on international best practice in innovation leadership.

Each course is offered once per year, allowing you to complete the MLP in as little as one year, or up to three years.

Scholarships

Medical Leadership Program scholarships

The School of Business, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine, are pleased to offer a limited number of full and partial tuition scholarships to students commencing the Medical Leadership Program (MLP) in 2019.

MLP scholarships are available to current UQ MD/MBBS students and alumni (training at a junior doctor level) only, who meet the requirements for entry into the MLP.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need, service to students in the MD/MBBS program, academic merit and leadership potential. Applicants from rural backgrounds will also be considered favourably.

Detailed information on selection criteria and the application and selection process can be found in the MLP Scholarship Guidelines.

How to apply

  1. Meet the entry requirements to receive an unconditional offer for the MLP program (GCBusLead); and
  2. Download an application and submit the completed form and supporting documentation to med.prizes@uq.edu.au no later than 31 January 2019.

Terms and conditions

Applications open on 6 December 2018 and close on 31 January 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of the scholarship selection process. Scholarships are limited and awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarship winners must commence the MLP by Semester 2 2019. The MLP scholarship will be valid for 24 months. Extensions will be considered only in exceptional circumstances and on a case-by-case basis.

Continuation of scholarship funding is contingent on the scholarship recipient maintaining a GPA of 5.0 or higher in their MD/MBBS program.

 

Yeun Family Excellence in Medical Leadership Scholarship

About the scholarship

The Yuen Family Excellence in Medical Leadership Scholarship was established in 2012 through a donation from alumnus Dr Natalis Yuen and his family.

The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage and support a high achieving medical student who is undertaking the Medical Leadership Program.

This scholarship is available to current full time students who have successfully completed the first year of the MD/MBBS program, who meet the requirements for entry into the MLP.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic achievement and personal qualities, including leadership interest and potential. Applicants from rural backgrounds will also be considered favourably.

Detailed information on selection criteria and the selection process can be found in the Yuen Family Excellence in Medical Leadership Scholarship Rules (coming soon).   

How to apply

  1. Meet the entry requirements to receive an unconditional offer for the MLP program (GCBusLead); and
  2. Download an application (coming soon) and submit the completed form and supporting documentation to med.prizes@uq.edu.au no later than 31 January 2019.

Terms and conditions

Applications will open soon, and close on 31 January 2019. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

The value of the scholarship is $12,000 payable in four equal instalments towards the cost of each course undertaken in the Medical Leadership Program.

The selection committee may decide to interview short-listed applicants.

Applicants will be notified via email of the outcome of the scholarship selection process. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis.

Scholarship winners must commence the MLP by Semester 2 2019. The scholarship will be valid for 36 months. Extensions will not be considered.

Continuation of scholarship funding is contingent on the scholarship recipient maintaining a GPA of 5.0 or higher in their MD/MBBS program.

 

Further information

For information regarding MLP scholarships, please contact the Scholarships and Awards Coordinator, Faculty of Medicine:

Email: med.prizes@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3346 5375

Meet MLP students and graduates

Contact

For more information about the MLP, please contact Business School Executive Education.

P: (07) 3346 7111

E: execed@business.uq.edu.au