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For Consultant Members of the Medical and Dental Profession (and non-consultant healthcare professionals and administrators)

In 2021 the Medical and Dental Consultants Association (MDCA) conducted a Practice Development survey with its members to gain insight into the development needs of Consultant members of the Medical and Dental Profession. One of the key findings was the need for up-skilling and training in the area of business development and leadership skills so that Consultants can continually develop their Practice:

‘Medical consultants put long hard years of professional training and academic effort into developing the necessary skills to succeed as physicians and surgeons. And then somehow, we think it’s good enough to run our practices with no formal education regarding leadership or business skills. The better we run our practices, the more sustainable they are, the happier our teams and the better the service that we can provide our patients. This course, designed by UCD Smurfit Executive Development in collaboration with consultants in private practice in Ireland, could not be more appropriate for the times we live in today. Leadership quality affects patients, healthcare outcomes, and practice finances in addition to affecting physician well-being, with better developed leadership skills leading to lower rates of burnout and higher satisfaction rates. Can you afford not to invest in yourself now?’   Dr. Arthur Cummings, Core Member, MDCA

UCD Smurfit Executive Development, in collaboration with consultants in private practice, has designed a programme to specifically address these needs. Delivered by our renowned faculty and practitioners, the programme will develop your leadership and business skills under three key themes: Become a Leader; Get the Most from your Team; and Strengthen your Practice. The programme will cover subject areas such as behavioural leadership, building a high-performing team, developing a strategic mindset, cultivating innovation within your practice, enhancing negotiation skills and building your commercial acumen. On completion of the programme you will receive a Certificate of Completion from UCD Smurfit Executive Development, in fulfilment of CPD requirements. This programme is approved for 48 CPD credits (3CPD per workshop).


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April 2022

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Certificate of Completion (48 CPD credits)


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