Students interested in a dual-degree have a new program to consider, with a recent collaboration between The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Medicine and Kenan-Flagler Business School. What differentiates Carolina’s program is that it “goes beyond offering health-care management courses by also integrating leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship into the curriculum.”
The program will also utilize experiential learning, working with UNC Health Care. Prospective students must apply to both the MBA and MD programs, and can either apply to both simultaneously, or once they’ve already started med school. The first three years will be spent in the MD program, with the fourth year taking core and elective MBA courses. In their fifth and final year, students will take electives in both programs.
Looking forward, there are more plans for collaborations between the two schools, which are “expected to provide MBA and MD students not enrolled in the dual-degree program with resources and instruction on the changing landscape of health care.”