DO/MBA for a Family Physician

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by bluphilosopher, Jul 25, 2000.

  1. bluphilosopher

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    Hello all!

    I am currently in my 2nd yr of grad school and am planning on entering PCOM in 2001. ( fingers crossed...)
    I really had a strong interest in the MBA program offered, but I am currently leaning toward being a family phys.
    My question is does a FP have a dire need for a MBA? I have heard some sides to the story. One doctor reccomended to a friend of mind with the same question that they just get a strong staff with a good administrator so they could just focus on practicing medicine ( very strong advice I might add). While much literature I have read has indicated a pressing need for physicians to have business sense. I like the oppertunities that an MBA brings if I decide to practice lest hours so that I can have quality time with my family for a while. Any thoughts?
    Also would a 5 year program hurt my chances of getting the HPSP ( I know part time med school work makes you illelegible for the NHSC)or any other service required scholarship?
     
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