BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University at Buffalo School of
Management is collaborating with the School of Medicine and
Biomedical Sciences to offer UB residents and fellows in any
graduate medical education specialty an accelerated MBA program,
starting this fall.
The only one in New York State and one of a few such programs in
the nation, the Accelerated MBA for Residents/Fellows program is
designed to help physicians develop the leadership and business
skills they need to measure the quality of care, negotiate with
third-party payers, manage medical practices efficiently and help
lead the health care system in the future.
To learn more about the program, directors, residents and
fellows in a UB Graduate Medical Education residency or fellowship
are invited to attend an evening reception from 6-8:30 p.m. on
April 30 at the 31 Club, 31 North Johnson Park in Buffalo. To
register, visit mgt.buffalo.edu/gmemba.
The informal event will allow UB residency directors, residents
and fellows to learn about the MBA program. School of Management
faculty and staff will be available and Jurriaan de Jong, PhD,
assistant professor of operations and strategy in the School of
Management, who specializes in health care supply chain management,
will give a brief talk.
“As the economics of medicine evolve with health care
reform, physicians with MBA degrees will be ahead of the
curve,” says Arjang Assad, dean of the UB School of
Management. “The program will provide future medical
professionals with the critical management skills they’ll
need as they take their place as health care administrators,
practice clinicians or managers, medical or health services
managers and industry thought-leaders.”
Michael E. Cain, MD, vice president for health sciences and dean
of the UB medical school, adds that the opportunity to complete
both an MBA as well as a medical residency will be attractive to
ambitious young physicians. “Very few medical schools
nationwide are able to offer an accelerated MBA to their
residents,” he says. “This MBA program will make
UB’s residency programs attractive to competitive residency
candidates who aspire toward leadership positions in health
Participants must currently be in a residency program within the
UB Office of Graduate Medical Education and separately apply to the
School of Management. They can complete the program in
approximately three semesters (instead of the typical four) and
will receive an MBA degree at the end of their residence/fellowship
training. Residents may begin their MBA coursework after the first
year of residency and must complete the program before the end of
their last year.
The new program complements the School of Management's
and collaborative degree programs in business and
health (MD/MBA, DDS/MBA, etc.), and practicing physicians can take
advantage of the established Executive MBA program.
For additional information on the Accelerated MBA for
Residents/Fellows, please contact: Dr. Philip L. Glick, MD/MBA and
vice chair, Department of Surgery at Glicklab@buffalo.edu or
Jennifer VanLaeken, assistant director of recruitment, School of
Management Graduate Programs, at email@example.com.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News and World Report for the quality of its
programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
For more information about the UB School of Management, visit
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