Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Here's why one physician entered an executive MBA program

Are you thinking about business school? Here is an excerpt from an editorial written by Dr. Eric Seaman in 2004, titled, "Why I am entering into an executive MBA program":

In the fall, I will begin an executive MBA program at Rutgers State University of New Jersey. I am not doing it to abandon the practice of medicine. In fact, the executive programs are scheduled such that the professional can maintain his or her full time occupation while going to school, so I fully intend to continue my urology practice, both during and after the program.

Why then am I doing it? Fundamentally, I am doing this to increase my knowledge of business so that I will be able to continue to practice medicine. Therefore, ultimately, I am doing this to continue to help my patients. I am 40 years old and have been in practice for eight years. Taking into account my six years of residency and internship and also a fellowship in male infertility, I have been an MD for 15 years. During that period, I have noticed several progressive trends within the field of medicine, trends which adversely affect me, my colleagues, and the practice of medicine itself.

To read the full article (PDF), click here.
J Natl Med Assoc. 2004 October; 96(10): 1344–1345.

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