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Scope of MD without specialization + MBA

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Scope of MD without specialization + MBA

Postby pholmes » Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:59 pm

Hi Anatolyk,

Tnx for all ur advice tat u have given me in my other thread regarding "Fellowship for IMGs after IM residency in the US."

I was really impressed with all ur info, so i really have to ask u another doubt i have.

Wat is the scope of doing an MBA after MD in the US?

Is there much of a difference wen it comes to annual salary/job preference when it comes to an
1) MD without specialization + MBA or
2) MD with specialization + MBA.

Im really interested in the managerial aspect of medicine/healthcare & so now im also in a dilemma whether i should be wasting time/effort clearing the USMLE & doing a residency program, or just as well get into an MBA program and start working right away.

Waiting for a reply. Cheerz!!
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Re: Scope of MD without specialization + MBA

Postby anatolyk » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:19 pm

Secialization and MBA assume completely different career paths. With MBA you are aiming at becoming an executive at a large health care system - hospital, large physician group, etc. Specialization on the other hand assumes more practicing and less administration.

Sky is the limit for physician-administrator salaries, but you will spend time climbing the ladder. Specialist salary gets saturated faster. But may still be quite high, depending on specialty.
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Re: Scope of MD without specialization + MBA

Postby pholmes » Tue Nov 30, 2010 1:57 am

Tnx Anatolyk, for ur reply.

Bt wat i meant to say is tat while applying for jobs with the qualification of MD with MBA, it there any advantage if u took some specialization after ur basic MD?

Or the salaries/job offerings are just the same whether u r a basic MD with MBA or a specialized MD with MBA?
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