In an era of unprecedented healthcare transformation, the paradigm shifted towards new frontiers, catalyzed by technological strides, evolving patient needs, and dynamic industry trends. Recognizing the inevitability of this disruption, Medic Footprints Malaysia took the helm in steering healthcare professionals toward uncharted career vistas. Anchoring this mission was the Healthcare Diverse Careers Conference and Exhibition (HDCC 2023), which graced Kuala Lumpur’s esteemed Sime Darby Convention Centre (SDCC) on August 19 and 20, 2023.
HDCC 2023 assembled a diverse cohort of healthcare practitioners, including doctors, dentists, and pharmacists, all driven by the aspiration to explore career avenues beyond conventional clinical domains. This gathering served as an interactive arena for professionals embarking on this transformative journey, providing a platform for learning, networking, and self-evolution.
While the conference was chiefly dedicated to carving alternative career paths, it also placed a spotlight on leadership and management within the healthcare sphere. Eminent industry leaders, representing a spectrum of backgrounds, took center stage to proffer insights, strategies, and pearls of wisdom for navigating the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare management. This holistic blend of career metamorphosis and leadership discourse ensured that participants gained a panoramic view of their potential trajectories.
Distinguished among the HDCC 2023’s focal points was an enlightening discourse led by the Founder and president of MHIRA, Johan Mohamad. Taking the stage on the second day, this session delved into the realm of “CBD and Medical Cannabis.” This thematic dialogue resonated at the confluence of healthcare and avant-garde treatments, underscoring the dynamic evolution of medical practices. Attendees were treated to an engrossing exploration of the potential implications of these groundbreaking modalities on patient care and overall well-being.
A recent media exposé underscored a burgeoning concern: a substantial 62 percent of healthcare professionals contemplated leaving their roles due to perceived stagnation in career advancement and the scarcity of permanent positions. By bridging the chasm between healthcare professionals and multifaceted career avenues, encompassing both clinical and non-clinical realms, MHIRA involvement took an assertive stance against this challenge.
Dr. Selina Chew, the Managing Director of MFM, reiterated the collective commitment to nurturing medical professionals beyond the conventional confines. “Medical practitioners wield a profound influence on patient well-being, extending far beyond clinical boundaries,” she asserted. “Emerging roles within the healthcare sector offer novel prospects for these professionals to embrace.”
As a testament to MHIRA’s dedication, interested professionals were invited to embark on the upcoming HSC Executive Tour and HSC Integrative (HDRF Claimable) training. This initiative provided a concrete pathway for medical professionals to delve into the world of Integrative Medicine, exploring the potential of hemp and medicinal plants. MHIRA’s commitment to education and empowerment continues to pave the way for a transformative future within the medical community.
Through HDCC 2023, Medic Footprints Malaysia and MHIRA sowed seeds of innovation and transformation. This symposium stood as a beacon of opportunity, extending an invitation to medical professionals to redefine their journeys, envision new horizons, and contribute to a future where healthcare’s impact stretched far beyond convention.