The Physicians Executive MBA Class of 2017 wrapped up its first on-campus residency in August. A total of 25 students enrolled this fall in the 2017 PEMBA class.
The Physician Executive MBA Program launched its inaugural class in 1999 with 15 students. The program has continued to grow in numbers and reputation. Students engage in on-campus residencies, international study, and innovative distance learning technologies. Auburn’s program affords the physician both real time interaction with faculty and fellow executives, and the flexibility of a self-paced distance program without career interruption.
The class of 2017 comes from 15 states across the country; from Texas, Nevada, and Arizona, to New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and the Southeast. PEMBA students have a combined average 15 years of work experience and represent 11 medical specialties including; anesthesiology, neurology and OB/GYN.
“People often wonder why someone with an MD or DO degree would be interested in getting an MBA. Our students tell us that learning more about the business side of medicine empowers them – giving them more control over their professional careers and helping them navigate an increasingly complex national health care environment. Our blend of limited residencies and distance learning put this valuable resource within reach of these busy practicing physicians,” said Kim Kuerten, Executive Director.