Quality deteriorates when one stops learning. One cannot improve when without challenging and questioning oneself. It is very important for a medical professional says Prof. Stefan Lindgren Professor of Medicine, Senior Consultant in Gastroenterology, Lund University, Skane University Hospital, Malmö, Sweden and President of World Federation of medical Education.
He was addressing the students of GMU while delivering a lecture on “The Professional Journey to a Global Professor”. Gulf Medical University, Ajman hosted Prof. Stefan Lindgren, who delivered an inspirational lecture as part of Heroes of Healthcare Lecture Series on 19th January 2014.
The best attribute of a young medical professional is to be a leader, take decisions and delegate work ‐ it will contribute to great success said Prof. Stefan Lindgren. He further encouraged the students to develop trustworthiness, integrity and develop network. While enumerating the attributes to succeed in healthcare profession, he said that one must be a lifelong learner. Quality cannot be imposed; it has to develop from within. It is always better to be in the thick of action and fail, than to be on the sidelines and criticize others work.
Mr. Thumbay Moideen, Founder President, Board of Governors of the university honored Prof. Stefan Lindgren with the “Heroes of Healthcare memento” Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost GMU presented the Certificate of Achievement”.
After receiving the award, Prof. Stefan Lindgren said “This honor recognizes what has been done and encourages engaging in more quality work”
The lecture was attended by over 200 participants including Prof. Gita Ashok Raj, Provost of GMU, University Deans and Deans of constituent colleges, faculty and students of GMU. Mr. Akbar Moideen Thumbay, Director Healthcare Operations of Thumbay Group, Medical Director and administrators from GMC Hospitals also attended the lecture.
Prof. Stefan Lindgren was briefed about the university activities and taken on a tour of the campus. He was highly impressed with the Testing Center and the newly established Center for Biomedical Research & Innovation and Center for Advanced Simulation in Healthcare at GMU.
He had extensive meetings with the Provost and academic leaders of constituent colleges of GMU. They have discussed possible bilateral academic collaboration between two institutions in the years to come.
ABOUT PROF. STEFAN LINDGREN
Stefan Lindgren MD, PhD, FACP, FRCP, FEFIM (Hon) is professor of medicine and gastroenterology at Lund University in Sweden, and senior consultant in gastroenterology at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö. He is the current president of the World Federation for Medical Education. His former appointments include Dean of Education at the Medical Faculty, Lund University. Prof. Lindgren’s academic and research contributions include clinical and experimental research in chronic inflammatory diseases of the bowel and liver and he has published more than 125 scientific papers in peer- reviewed journals. He is also an editor and author of 6 Swedish Textbooks on Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has held many prestigious positions including President of two international congresses in Gastroenterology, Chairman of the Board of Undergraduate Physician Education at Lund University for 10 years, Dean of Medical Education at Medical faculty, Lund University for 8 years, appointed by the Swedish national Agency for Higher education to lead the National External Review of Undergraduate medicine and Health care Education in Sweden in 2006-2007, Chairman, Evaluation at Lund University in 2009-2011 and is consulted as referee on a regular basis by more than 10 international scientific journals in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine.