Online MBA during residency

Discussion in 'Med Business [ MD/MBA, DO/MBA, DDS/MBA ]' started by Ttan, Apr 14, 2017.

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  1. Ttan

    Ttan 7+ Year Member

    Aug 4, 2009
    Hi all

    Anybody done this or have experience/pointers on how to carry it out?

    I'm finishing year one of my residency and looking to start working on the online MBA alongside the rest of my training.

    Also in addition, do online programs defer the entrance exams for MDs? For someone coming from a biology background, any prereqs or reading that should be done prior to starting?

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  3. Johan90


    Sep 5, 2016
    I am in a similar position
  4. cellsaver

    cellsaver Account on Hold Account on Hold

    Dec 26, 2016
    I did my MBA post preclinical years. It was helllllll. I dont know how you can pull off Residency. My Dean gave me permission but warned me: two years and youre done.

    Awful experience. the amount of writing was obscene. The reading was crushing. I thought I would breeze through it because of my corporate biotech industry background. There was no breezing, I slept very little and I forgot much of my preclinical nitty gritty stuff.

    I do not recommend it while Residency. The GMAT was waived for me because I qualified for the Executive MBA Program (> 10 years corporate experience) otherwise my Dean would have not given me permission

    I can not overstate that the amount of papers (APA Format, proper citations, etc) and reading were all consuming...a full time job. I am glad I earned the MBA and it has opened doors for my future as a MD. However, timing is everything.

    Best wishes
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  5. TexasPhysician

    TexasPhysician SDN Moderator 7+ Year Member

    Sep 1, 2008
    I agree that an MBA mid residency is not a good idea. If you really love the subject matter, pick up some books and begin the learning process on your own.

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