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.
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 she enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Medical Management at the Kelley School of Business, Shar Taylor, GCMM’21, MBA’23, was looking for business training that was healthcare focused and patient centric.
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.”
At a certain point in their careers, many physicians want to make an impact on healthcare greater than the singular patient sitting in front of them in the exam room. To lead this kind of change in medicine, physicians like David Hains, MD, MBA’23, recognize the need for greater business acumen.