Management 101 for MDs
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Modern healthcare demands that everyone, from community physicians to hospital CEOs, possess strong management skills. By and large, however, they don’t. That’s why two professors from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, are calling for all medical schools to embed “Management 101” courses into their curricula.
While many medical professionals receive some management training, the quality varies widely. “What’s needed are more methodical efforts at the outset of medical education,” says Christopher Myers, assistant professor at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. “Med schools could partner with business school faculty and other management scholars to bring MBA-style training to the healthcare context.”