About the Programme

The Innovative Leadership, Education and Technology (InLET) Programme is Medics Academy’s flagship postgraduate programme offering a series of modules in Medical Education, Technology and Leadership.

Each module is delivered by a team of expert faculty from the subject area. The assignments have been designed to genuinely upskill every learner that enrols on the programme, so every individual leaves a better teacher and leader than when they started.

Every module has been designed to be accessible and flexible, allowing learners to study the module alongside full-time clinical or non-clinical work. There is no face-to-face component, so learners can undertake this programme from anywhere in the world.

This programme is the future of postgraduate learning: fully online, interactive and comprehensive.

Through an innovative partnership with the University of Central Lancashire, all learners who successfully complete the InLET programme, including all assignments are eligible for the following:

A Postgraduate Certificate in “Clinical Practice, Management and Education” at no additional cost to the learner. The InLET programme has been designed specifically so there are no additional assignments or requirements on the learner through this process.

A certificate in Innovative Leadership, Education and Technology jointly awarded by Medics.Academy and The Healthcare Leadership Academy, with additional post-nominals from The Healthcare Leadership Academy.

The InLET programme is sponsored by NHS England South West, so if you are a clinical trainee in the South West region of the UK, please follow this link to apply for their bursary: 

Whilst you can apply at any time, the following are the deadlines for each upcoming intake of the InLET programme:

  • 7th August 2024 (Start date Mid September, 2024)
  • 7th February 2025 (Start date Mid March, 2025)
  • 7th August 2025 (Start date Mid September, 2025)

If you are interested in this opportunity, then please contact [email protected] for more information.  

For any other enquiries about the programme, please use the contact us form to get in touch with us.

About the Instructors

Dr Sarah Malawana

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer Clinical Programme Manager at Medics.Academy

Dr Sarah Malawana (MBBS, nMRCGP, BSc Hons Physiol, MSc Hons Clin Derm, DRCOG, DFSRH) was a GP Partner in Hertfordshire for 9 years and a Full Trainer for GP Registrars. Dr Malawana currently still works in General Practice, teaches on the Applied Clinical Education module of the PGCERT in her role as Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and has excelled as the Clinical Programme Manager for both UK and International Projects.

Professor Derek Gallen

Chief Education Officer - Medics.Academy

Professor Derek Gallen is the current president of the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), past postgraduate dean for wales and past UK national director for the foundation programme. Ex-President of the Academy of Medical Educators. He is currently our Chief Education Officer.

Dr. Soham Bandyopadhyay

Academic Clinical Fellow In Neurosurgery, TEL Module Lead

Soham Bandyopadhyay is an academic doctor, with interests in neurosurgery, global health, and medical education. He completed his MA in Medical Sciences and BM BCh at St Hilda’s College at the University of Oxford, obtaining a distinction in his first BM examinations. Since graduation, he has completed 1) a postgraduate certificate in clinical practice, management and education, 2) an advanced diploma in healthcare business and finance, and 3) a masters in public health. As part of his academic responsibilities, he is a non-stipendiary lecturer in medicine for St Hilda's College, a teaching associate for the Oxford University Global Surgery Group, a module lead for the Clinical Practice, Management & Education degree at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), and a teaching fellow for the University of Southampton. He is also an educational and research mentor for students internationally. He previously completed an academic foundation programme under the supervision of Professor Kokila Lakhoo. He continues to work with Professor Lakhoo as part of the Global Health Research Group on Children's Non-Communicable Diseases. He is passionate about bringing the voices of patients and the general public to the table when discussing research or advocacy efforts.

Dr Carina Dowson

Core Principles of Healthcare Leadership (CPHL) Lead tutor at Medics.Academy

Carina is an Acute Medicine Consultant and Clinical Lead at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. Originally an HLA scholar in 2019, she is currently a cohort director for Newcastle and the network lead of the Women in Healthcare Leadership (WIHL). She is passionate about improving flexible and LTFT working, focusing on this during her MSc in Medical Leadership and setting up the HEENE LTFT forum, which continues to aim to improve LTFT raining across all specialties in the Northeast. Carina is also an Honorary Clinical Tutor for UCLan, teaching the Core Principles of Healthcare Leadership (CPHL) PG Cert module.

About the Organisations

Medics Academy

We empower health professionals across the globe through innovative education and continued professional development.We are driving a digital transformation of professional healthcare training and development and aim to make it accessible to those across the globe and most in need. We believe this platform can improve care and save lives.Our team of doctors, engineers, artists and film-makers are creating an engaging platform to deliver the highest quality education available in the industry.

University of Central Lancashire

Academic Institution

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a public university located in Preston, England founded in 1828.