Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Leadership and management skills in dual degree MD/MBA medical students
Robert Wallace, MD, MBA, from the University of Southern California is currently conducting some research to answer these questions, so stay tuned. You can also read a current MD/MBA student's perspective on this issue here.
Medical students in dual degree MD/MBA programs have a tremendous opportunity to focus on leadership and management as they go through their education. They should make sure to include these factors when they write their personal statements for residency. An MBA can give you strong leadership and management skills that can make you effective as a chief resident. An MBA may allow you to develop innovative solutions for operational challenges. An MBA can give you a broader perspective on healthcare utilization issues that may impact health policy. An MBA may open your eyes to creative inventions and business ideas that may ultimately improve patient care.