Before I came to Germany, I had already worked as a doctor in India and later also led various medical institutions. Profession-ally I had achieved all my goals – so I needed something new: working in a leadership position abroad and gaining international experience. To meet this new challenge, I first looked at different countries and universities. I found what I was looking for in Germany: an economically stable and secure country with high-quality education. IUBH is quality-certified and is one of the few universities in Germany that offers English-language studies in the field of health management. So I decided to study in the master’s degree programme in International Health Care Management here.
Springboard into management: Trainee program at Europe’s largest private healthcare provider
In order to gain practical experience in Europe during my studies, I looked for an internship as a “DACH Healthcare Consultant” through the IUBH Career Office. I found this area of executive business development exciting because it provided me with an overview of the healthcare market in the entire DACH region. After graduation, I decided on a management trainee programme at Helios Kliniken. As the largest private healthcare provider in Europe, it seemed like a good choice for me so I could under-stand how German hospitals, the Helios Group and German labour culture work. As a trainee I worked in different regions of Germany. That helped me understand the different health regulations in the individual federal states.
Content from IUBH studies are useful for entry into management
At Helios Kliniken I have been trained as an assistant to the management and have recently been working as assistant to the Helios Germany Group Management in Berlin. This involves very close work with the management at Helios Group. As part of this position, I look after my own projects in various areas such as strategy and corporate development, process optimisation, new and innovative business models, etc.
The best part about my job is that I can introduce my own ideas and implement them in the company or hospital. I am currently working on strategic and economic development projects where I have to consider not just one but 86 hospitals. Although it is a challenge, I find it very interesting because I like challenges. However, the most fun is the strategic decision-making process.
My studies at IUBH have often been really useful here – for example, I can fall back on knowledge of strategic management or models such as the PDCA cycle, which I use for process optimisation. The mixture of practicality, quality and internationality at IUBH is just right – I would highly recommend studying at IUBH to anyone.