Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Attending Economic Club Luncheon Tomorrow

Author: Riley Alexander, MD, MBA

Tomorrow, I will be attending the Economic Club of Indiana's monthly luncheon, with a free invite for alumni of the IU Kelley School of Business, the primary sponsor of the event. The keynote speaker is Jamie Merisotas, the President of Lumina Foundation for Education. This is an organization I'm not real familiar with, but they deal with improving access to higher education. A short bio can be found here. Being it states they are in control over $1 billion in assets, he probably has some in-depth experience in this field.

It will be interesting to hear his thoughts on the cost of higher education. I hope he touches on graduate education, as well. I know the ever-increasing costs of medical school, in an environment of ever-increasing uncertainty on reimbursement, are going to be a serious issue to applicants from now on. And I'm sure the same can be said for business school, whether in its own right or within the context of the dual-degree.

Hope to have some good insights to report back with tomorrow.

About the author:

Dr. Riley Alexander is a pathology resident at Indiana University School of Medicine, blog "addict" and avid follower of technology. His primary interests revolve around how technology, especially mobile, will create increased efficiency, enhanced physician education and better delivery of care in the medical field. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine with a combined MD/MBA, in partnership with IU's Kelley School of Business. Due to this, he is also very interested in management, healthcare policy and non-clinical aspects of the medical field and enjoys exploring non-clinical opportunities for medical students, residents and physicians. He completed his undergraduate education at IU-Bloomington.

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