MBA Program Offers Doctors Business Background Amid Health Law Changes
An Indiana business school is hoping to catch more doctors interested in learning something about business as the practice of medicine changes.
Marketplace: Doctors Seek MBAs To Grapple With Health Care Reform
Doctors used to focus on one thing: practicing medicine. But these days, it pays to know something about business. As health care reform starts upending the economics of medicine, the Kelley School -- a top-20 MBA program, based in Indiana -- is looking to cash in by launching an online MBA for just doctors (Shahani, 6/3).
Also, in the news about doctors and their work trends --
Medpage Today: New Match Policy Boosts Residency Positions
The 2013 residency program match hit an all-time high of more than 29,000 positions due to a new "all-in" policy that requires programs to register all their available slots, according to final data from the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The 29,171 positions offered in 2013 marked a 9 percent increase from the 26,772 offered the year before, and 96.4 percent were filled -- resulting in the "highest fill rate in NRMP history," with match rates rising for "nearly every applicant group," Mona Singer, executive director of NRMP, said in a statement (Fiore, 6/1).
Philadelphia Inquirer: 'Doc-In-A-Box' Centers On Rise For Urgent Care
The era of the all-in-one primary-care physician may be coming to a close, replaced by a more cost-effective and time-efficient system that matches a patient's need with the level of care. And urgent care, where patients can be seen without an appointment and treated for everything from flu symptoms to a broken bone, is playing a pivotal role (Calandra, 6/2).