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Young Medical Leaders Program


Executive Education - Open Programs

Patrícia Rodrigues


Phone: (+351) 217 214 220



More Information

11th Edition (in-class format): started on October 20th, 2020

Schedule: download here

This program will be taught in Portuguese

Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Duration: 40 hours


Program Description

Why study Health Management?

The Health sector is today multidisciplinary, complex, and expensive, and also the most important pillar of modern societies. The Health Services Management is more and more an area with a holistic approach that benefits, simultaneously, the participation of the academic world and business area. It is permanently updating and needs similarly the contributions of different health professionals.

 Interns and young specialists must, along with their professional development, learn techniques of services management in which the behavior and quantitative dimensions are always present.

Within this framework, and in the context of professional challenges more and more unpredictable, the management training by means of an integrated program is the best way to each young doctor to cooperate in the development of the National Health System (both public and private).

CATÓLICA-LISBON, along with the prestige and educational experience Healthcare Management themes, in Portugal and in an international context, intends to respond to an ongoing request from medical practitioners at the beginning of their career with the YMLP (Young Medical Leaders Program).

Main Goal

To identify and prepare young Doctors that might on a medium-term step into a position of leading and managing change in the healthcare systems they work in.


See below what our coordinator and participants say about this program:



Ana Sofia Ventura

Interna de Medicina Interna
Hospital Fernando Fonseca
Programa de Gestão para Jovens Médicos
"The participation in YMLP, organized by a team and institution of excellence, was a great experience and I highly recommend it (...)"