Dr. MBA?

Posted by: Geoff Gloeckler on May 19, 2008

There was an interesting story in the Albany Times-Union a few weeks ago about how MBA programs are seeing a rise in the number of medical doctors seeking admission. The thought is that the graduate business degree will help them not only in running a private practice, but also in playing a more active part in the transformation of the health care system in the United States. You’d think that after ten years of med school these folks would have stayed as far away from the classroom as possible. I guess not.

To read the story, click here.

Reader Comments


May 21, 2008 5:27 PM

Add me to the list.

I am currently awaiting a decision from a local part-time MBA program.

I am hoping to fund the tuition out of pre-tax dollars from my practice. As a partner/owner, I feel I need the MBA skills to help prepare my business. I don't have time for an EMBA program, and can't afford to give up 2 yrs salary for a full-time program. Plus, I have one kid in college, and another in soon. But with the kids away, there will be more time for my studies!

Joseph Kim, MD

June 2, 2008 5:22 PM

There are many reasons why physicians are pursing an MBA. One trend we're seeing is the rise in doctors pursuing non-clinical careers. Those interested in the business side of the healthcare industry are going back to school to get an MBA. This is a hot area right now.

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