The purpose and objectives of the project:
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of ongoing education for doctors and healthcare professionals. So we developed a preceptorship program that is a structured educational initiative within the field of healthcare, designed to facilitate the transition of less experienced healthcare professionals (but raising stars of endocrinology) into their respective roles by engaging them with experienced mentors or preceptors. Total number of doctors-beneficiaries involved is 51 young and enthusiastic professionals from all over of Kazakhstan who work in public and private hospitals. Number of mentors is 8 Preceptorship program is highly potential to generate substantial value for both beneficiaries and society by nurturing a skilled and confident healthcare workforce, enhancing patient care, and contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare system.
Implementation of the project:
This program creates a valuable bridge between academic training and real-world clinical practice. During a preceptorship, the learner gains practical, hands-on experience under the guidance of an experienced practitioner, allowing them to apply their theoretical knowledge in a clinical setting. The program has 2 waves of learners in different languages (Russian and Kazakh). Each wave had 3 offline meetings in main cities of Kazakhstan (Almaty & Astana) in 2 years (2021-2023). Usually, to implement 1 meeting of Preceptorship program Novo Nordisk spends 1524 man-hours of team project (event organization & scientific agenda preparation) annually it sums up to 4140 man-hours. The project team of 18 people were involved in implementing this project. In total more than 100 000 USD was invested in educating of new generation of endocrinologists.
Preceptorship program for endocrinologists can yield a multitude of positive outcomes, including improved clinical skills, enhanced patient care, increased confidence, and contributions to the advancement of endocrinology as a medical field. These benefits ultimately lead to better healthcare outcomes for patients with diabetes and a more competent and efficient healthcare workforce. In total about 70 clinical cases were discussed and explained, 6 fields of diabetes management were discussed, more than 2000 patients with diabetes were treated with innovative diabetes management methods by our program participants.Related Topics