Learn how to innovate, lead responsibly and navigate change to transform your own clinical practice and leadership.

King’s Health Partners Academic Surgery is offering a full-year executive fellowship programme which aims to teach leadership as the process of implementing positive change in dynamic, volatile or complex environments.

As part of this programme fellows will study six original Harvard Business School cases and be registered with Harvard Business Publishing. This fellowship boasts a faculty with real-world med tech, entrepreneurship, and leadership expertise and offers a flexible course structure to suit full-time clinicians. 

The unique programme frames leadership through the perspective of four key domains:

  1. Risk and crisis management
  2. Innovation and entrepreneurship
  3. Diplomacy and people management
  4. Systems design and Culture creation

Programme structure

The executive fellowship consists of a full-year executive fellowship programme integrated within hospitals affiliated with King’s Health Partners, including Guy’s Hospital, St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Delivered both in person and virtually, we have designed this programme to fit around your clinical commitments.

The first term will involve weekly sessions - taught in the evening - which will alternate between the two core modules:

  • Module 1: Leadership Principles: Harvard Business School Cases
  • Module 2: Med Tech Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The rest of your time will be focused on completing your clinical project and an additional innovation project which will deliver a healthcare related intervention at a Trust or Department level.

Read the course brochure to see the course timeline and find out more about the programme. 

Key admissions information 

Join the programme and benefit from the community of real-world med tech, entrepreneurship, and leadership experts as well as the unique opportunities on offer from the King’s Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre ecosystem. We will assist you in becoming an inspiring and skilled leader; empower you to navigate contemporary healthcare system challenges' and help you drive impact across your organisation and beyond.

We are looking for candidates with the ambition to advance to senior leadership roles and the drive required to thrive in a dynamic and thought-provoking environment. 


1) Why would you like to be considered for this fellowship and what are your post-programme goals? (500 words)

2) What project ideas are you bringing to the programme? Clinical and entrepreneurial (300 words)

  • Curriculum vitae/résumé: This should include a list of awards or publications. 
  • Letter of recommendation: This should be provided by your clinical supervisor/Head of Department, showing their support for you to undertake the fellowship and how this will be financed (if they are supporting this).

Applications must be made before 8 January 2024. For assistance, please email to KHPLeaders@kcl.ac.uk