"The Talpiot medical leadership program"--advancing the brightest young physicians and researchers to fill future leadership roles

Yehuda Adler, Michael Kinori, Eyal Zimlichman, Avivit Rosinger, Guzu Shalev, Rachel Talmi, Shlomo Noy, Zeev Rotstein

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The modern medical world is dynamic and boundless. There is a need for the medical training system currently existing in Israel to undergo a thorough conceptual change in order to strive for excellence and innovation on the one hand and to prevent the "brain drain" from Israel on the other.

OBJECTIVE: To report on the "Talpiot" program at the "Sheba Medical Center", which identifies, promotes and prepares the most talented young doctors to fill key positions in the fields of medicine and health in Israel.

METHODS: This study is based on a project with the same name in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). It promotes an elite group of physicians and researchers at the medical center and includes the provision of scholarships, personal guidance and customized educational opportunities for its members. Conversely, every member in the program is committed to complete five years of training followed by another five years as a senior physician or a researcher at the medical center.

RESULTS: Since 2002, there have been six cycles of "Talpionaires". The current 46 members of the program fill key leadership roles in the medical center and are considered leaders in their field. Among the program's alumni are managers of institutes, units and research institutes. This group is responsible for the publication of hundreds of scientific papers studies and dozens of patents in medical technology. Some of them have progressed academically far beyond their peers.

CONCLUSIONS: Excellence programs are an integral part of any institution which considers itself a leader, both in medicine and beyond. The exciting and visionary "Talpiot" program is Sheba's contribution to the quality of the medical system in the country of Israel in the long run. Promoting young doctors and researchers to become leaders in the Israeli medical system is an integral part of national interests.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-9, 136
JournalHarefuah
Volume154
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2015

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