The M.D./M.B.A. program provides an opportunity to earn a dual degree through an integrated curriculum. Successful completion of the dual degree program leads to the awarding of two degrees. The Doctor of Medicine is awarded by the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and the M.B.A. is awarded by the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation. Students enrolled in the dual degree program will not receive the M.D. or M.B.A. degree until all work required for both degrees have been completed. The M.B.A. degree requires a minimum of 33 credit hours at the 6000-level. Up to an additional 18 credit hours may be required if a student does not have an academic background in business. The Neff College of Business and Innovation will allow up to 9 credit hours of approved M.D. coursework to be credited toward the M.B.A. degree.
Students applying for the M.D./M.B.A. program must have earned a bachelor's degree. A student must apply and be admitted to the College of Medicine and Life Sciences and the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation separately to be admitted to the M.D./M.B.A dual degree program. The MCAT will be accepted by the College of Business and Innovation in lieu of GMAT scores.
Admission to one program does not guarantee admission to the other program. Refer to the College of Medicine and M.B.A. sections of this catalog for specific admission standards for each program. Applications for admission to the M.D. program are accepted for fall entry only.
It is recommended that M.D./M.B.A. students take 2 of the 3 Medical School courses below to serve as M.B.A. electives. PCOM 785 is already part of the MD curriculum will serve to fulfill two of the three elective requirements when taken over multiple semesters for the required number of credit hours when a satisfactory grade is earned.
|Students must take:|
|PCOM 785||Principles of Clinical Med||7|
|Select one of the following:|
|SOMN 607||Administration in Medicine||0|
|SOMN 723||Health Policy/Bus. of Medicine||0|
Another option is for M.D. /M.B.A. students to complete 1 of the 3 Medical School courses listed above, along with 1 elective from the list below. The courses below are semester long courses (subject to availability) and cannot be taken during a medial student's required clerkship or clinical elective time. The course would have to be taken during the dedicated year of M.B.A. study (typically the 3rd year of the M.D./M.B.A. program).
This option does allow M.D./M.B.A. students the opportunity to fulfill the 4 week basic science elective required for medical school. Students should consult with their M.D. and M.B.A. Academic Advisors to determine the best approach for completing the dual degree based on their academic background and individual plan of study.
|EFSB 6590||New Venture Creation||3|
|HURM 6700||Human Resource Management||3|
|HURM 6710||Employment And Labor Law||3|
|MGMT 6100||Leading Through Ethical Decision-Making||3|
|PUBH 6020||Management and Leadership in Public Health||3|
|PUBH 6620||Introduction to Health Policy and Health Systems||3|
|PUBH 6630||Public Health Advocacy||3|
|Year||Fall Semester||Spring Semester||Summer Semester|
|1||Medical School||Med School||Business School (term 1 only)|
|2||Medical School||Med School||USMLE Step 1 Bridge course/Business School (term 1 only)|
|3||Business School||Bus School||Medical School (Clinical Clerkships)|
|4||Medical School (Clinical Clerkships)||Med School (Clinical Clerkships)||Medical School (Electives)|
|5||Medical School (Electives)||Med School (Electives)|