While Sam Kim, MD, MBA’18, was accustomed—like all physicians—to keeping up with continuing medical education and the latest research in his field, he began seeing a shift in his practice from delivering medicine to a greater importance on understanding the economics of healthcare.
As he neared the end of his nine years of military service as an Air Force neurosurgeon, C.J. Berg, MD, MBA’21, knew he wanted to move into private practice. But after nearly a decade in service, he realized he needed to learn more about the business of traditional healthcare.
When busy physicians consider earning an MBA, the curriculum must be applicable from day one. While enrolled in the Physician MBA Program at the Kelley School of Business, Mara Nitu, MD, MBA’18, chief medical officer at Riley Children’s Hospital, workshopped ideas during class to solve challenges at work.
When they complete the Physician MBA Program at the Kelley School of Business, many physicians find themselves more willing to step outside their comfort zones to take on new roles or solve healthcare challenges with greater confidence. Cheryl Wolfe, MD, MBA’17, has done both.
“The Physician MBA gives you the opportunity to think broadly about how to achieve your goals, how to solve the problems you didn’t anticipate, and how you can bring to bear everyone’s skill sets and knowledge to do so.”
DJ Lakkireddy, MD, MBA’22, is an experienced cardiologist and physician executive. But after completing the Physician MBA Program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Dr. Lakkireddy says he views healthcare differently.