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Combined MD and Professional MBA Degree in Healthcare Management

HWCOM medical students in the third period of medical study may apply to the MBA program. Each college (College of Medicine and College of Business) independently reviews and admits applicants to its programs. Only students admitted to both programs are permitted to enroll in classes.

Combined degree students complete the first 3 years of coursework in the MD degree program at HWCOM. At the beginning of the fourth period of study of the MD degree program curriculum, students admitted to the program pause their medical studies and begin classes as part of the MBA program. Classes in the MBA program are taken during fall and spring semesters of the medical student’s fourth year of study. During this time, students complete 33 hours of course work in the MBA program. Nine credits taken through HWCOM are applied toward the 42 credits required for the MBA degree. Students also must complete three program residencies (face-to-face/online). At the beginning of the fifth year, students resume study as part of the MD degree program curriculum. Students who successfully complete all requirements graduate with both degrees at the end of the 5 years.

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Admissions Process

To apply for admission to the combined MD and Professional MBA in Healthcare Management, medical students in the summer or fall of their third year (prior to December  1) must be in good academic standing and must receive approval from the Medical Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee, the HWCOM Office of Student Affairs, and the HWCOM Office of Academic Affairs.

Student Testimonials

For further information on this program contact:

College of Business

Andre Lightbourn


Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Barbra Roller, PhD