Interview with Dr Yayathee Subbarayalu, Gleneagles Global Hospitals

A quick interview with Dr Yayathee Subbarayalu, Chief Nursing Officer, Gleneagles Global Hospitals. He is the youngest PhD holder in Nursing with profound experience in Nursing Education, Research and Administration. A multi versatile personality, who is also the most liked Consultant Psychotherapist, Trainer, Facilitator and a Spiritual Scientist. 

Some experiences change our life choices, what was that one experience that you would say prepared you for your profession?

Looking at the changing times, my idea of pursuing masters was a major decision in terms of my career, especially in a country like India where you require multiple skill set to stay on the top. Since then I have completed my Masters in Nursing and Masters in Counseling & Psychotherapy which has opened up many new opportunities for me.


” without continuous learning there cannot be career advancement… “


We all have some personal values that are a part of which we are, which ones do you bring in to your workplace?

Personal values at work matter a lot according to me, as they say a lot about a person. Three main values that I bring in and are important for healthcare industry are Integrity, Compassion and Empathy.


How important do you think is continued learning for nurses for their career development in the long run?

I think it is very important, as without continuous learning there cannot be career advancement. Even if you have experience, the additional qualifications will definitely add more value and help you shine in our profession. There are many online avenues that have opened up these days that lets you learn and upgrade your skills, along with your work in parallel.


Budding health-care professionals look up to seniors like you for advice, what is the one skill that you would suggest them to develop, that will come in handy during their careers?

Apart from their professional skills, being a curious learner is something that will be of great use to them. The ability to learn the specialty skills that they think they are good at and working towards getting certifications related to them for career progression.


International accreditations are seen to have high value these days; do you think they are worth it?

Personally I believe it is essential to strengthen your fundamentals at a national level first, the international accreditations would then add a lot of value to your career on the whole.


Health-care industry like any other is constantly evolving, what are the changes you would like to see happen in the future?

I feel like AI is here to stay, Artificial Intelligence with integrated systems of medicine to be more specific. This will help with the right diagnosis and treatment in whichever area of medicine it will be available.


You have already achieved so much in the course of your long career, what else is on the bucket list, career wise?

Career wise I would like to explore research areas more and pursue a Postdoctoral degree and a Doctorate in sciences to contribute more to the field of healthcare. I also have a keen interest in law and would like to do a Masters in Law in the coming future.

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