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IIM-C ties up with hospitals in US, India for healthcare executive programme

Our Bureau Kolkata | Updated on March 12, 2018

Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, in association with the US hospital CHI St. Luke's Health, Houston TX, and Glocal Healthcare, an Indian rural hospital chain, is launching a one-year certificate healthcare executive management programme.

The course, to begin in August, is designed to provide management learning with built-in hands-on elements. It is meant for people with three years of operational or related experience in healthcare services.

“The programme’s interdisciplinary orientation is to enrich the managerial and leadership capabilities of its participants. Very few programmes in the country have such a blend of theory and field-based learning encapsulated in a multi-disciplinary framework,” said Rajesh Babu, Programme Director of IIM-C.

The classroom sessions will be residential at the business school. The interim six-month course period is devoted to field exposure, split into a five-month internship at one of Glocal’s hospitals across India, and a one-month externship at CHI St. Luke’s Health, the hospital, which carried out the first successful heart transplantation, the first artificial heart implantation, and the first laser angioplasty procedure.

The country’s Rs 50,000-crore healthcare sector is projected to grow at 15 per cent annually. Despite its size and growth projection, the healthcare sector lacks an adequate pool of human resources with management skills.

“This course will help bridge the management skill development gap,” said Dr. Sabahat S Azim, CEO of Glocal Healthcare.

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