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Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica

Feb 27, 2018

For this episode, I wanted to talk to someone with intimate knowledge of an MBA program, especially someone that has worked with physicians.

Luckily, I was already introduced to such a program by one of my previous podcast guests. I interviewed Atish Jaiswal in the third episode. When the interview was published, he was about 2/3 of the way through his physician executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee.

Then, while I was attending the SEAK Nonclinical Careers Conference last fall, I met the Executive Director of the Program, Dr. Kate Atchley. After some correspondence, she was kind enough to agree to join me on the podcast.

Kate is the Executive Director of the Executive Programs in the Department of Graduate and Executive Education at the James A. Haslam College of Business. 

You’ll hear that the program has graduated more than 650 physician executives. So, other than the individual physicians completing the degree, nobody knows more about the impact of an MBA on a physician’s career than Kate Atchley.

I think you’ll find that there’s much to learn about an MBA program before jumping in. But for some of you, if the timing is right, it might be just the thing to boost your career trajectory.