Thursday, April 14, 2011

Discussing the value of the MBA for physicians at the Annual MD/MBA Conference

Over the weekend, I had a great time at the 9th Annual MD/MBA Conference at Texas Tech. I enjoyed all the conversations that I had with medical students and I enjoyed the presentations.

On Saturday, Mark Boswell, MD, MBA, Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, spoke about the evolving business of medicine. He reminded MD/MBA students that they will face challenges in the field of medicine but they will also have opportunities to use their MBA skills as they get involved in things like: operational assessment of charges and collections, practice benchmarking, quality measures, contracts and negotiating, and financial statements.

Are you thinking about getting an MBA? You can read about my MBA journey by reading all my articles tagged with "Business School Blog."  I am currently a business school student in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Executive MBA program at Saint Joseph's University Erivan K. Haub School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. The Nationally-ranked and AACSB-accredited Haub School of Business, centrally located in the mid-Atlantic pharmaceutical and healthcare corridor, is able to bring together industry experts and a world-class faculty for a unique industry-focused, immersive executive program.

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