AST’s guest this week is the person who can show you how to combine these two complementary, but in some ways disparate interests, with an MD/MBA.
Meet Dr. Maria Chandler, founder of the Association of MD MBA Programs and the UC Irvine MD/MBA program, MD/MBA Faculty advisor at UC Irvine, Assoc Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Assoc Professor at the Paul Merage School of Business, and practicing pediatrician.
Tune in to our conversation for fascinating insight about the place where medicine meets management.
00:01:11 – Featured Applicant Question: Should I apply in Round 2 with my good essays, or apply Round 3 with excellent essays?
00:04:10 – Why Dr. Chandler decided to pursue an MBA.
00:06:30 – The story behind the founding of the UC Irvine MD/MBA Program.
00:08:08 – Inviting the east-coasters to Irvine in February: The founding of the Association of MD MBA Programs.
00:10:42 – Curriculum at the typical MD/MBA Program.
00:13:04 – Culture gap alert! What it’s like to go to b-school after med school.
00:17:51 – MD/MBA career paths.
00:20:15 – Do most MD/MBAs leave clinical medicine eventually?
00:22:14 – How and why this new degree became so popular so fast.
00:27:01 – The dual-degree application requirements.
00:31:35 – Maria’s dream for the future of medicine.
00:36:35 – Advice for applicants considering an MD/MBA.
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