The practice of medicine is increasingly team-focused, making leadership, management and team skills vital to success in practice. Additionally, knowledge of effective business practices is essential for physicians to function effectively in a rapidly and continuously changing health care environment. To this effect the University of Nebraska at Omaha, College of Business Administration (UNO CBA) faculty has collaborated with faculty and students at UNMC to create a structure that allows medical students to obtain both an MD degree and an MBA degree as efficiently as possible.
The Doctor of Medicine/Master of Public Health program is for students interested in a broader community or population-based perspective to health care. The dual degree opens up expanded career opportunities in academic medicine, research, health administration, and public health, including local, state, federal, and international health agencies.
Highly motivated students who are passionate about medicine and research are encouraged to apply to the MD-PhD Scholars Program. Students should have an established and verifiable record of exceptional success in their undergraduate career.