Auburn University Physicians Executive MBA (PEMBA) student, Dr. Gerald Maccioli (“Jerry”), was recently promoted to Chief Quality Officer at Sheridan Healthcare in Sunrise, Florida.
Dr. Maccioli, like so many other PEMBA students, was accomplished in his field before he started the program at Auburn. He completed fellowship training in cardiothoracic anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Duke University following a residency in anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an internal medicine internship at the University of Oklahoma.
He began looking into MBA programs after 27 years of practicing anesthesiology and
critical care medicine. “The MD-MBA combination has really become ’the coin of the
realm’ in the world of physician executives,” said Maccioli.
“I wanted a career change and it seemed to me that the finer points of an MBA [accounting and financial components] really help physician leaders bring operational details of the world of healthcare into a far finer focus. The financial classes in particular were really focused on real world issues, explained Maccioli. “I was interviewing for physician executive career positions. As I transitioned from clinical practice, I found that my being enrolled in the Auburn PEMBA program was very well received. Given the complexity of healthcare across the spectrum, I believe for physician executives to truly succeed – an MBA is key no matter how broad your professional, leadership and organizational experiences are prior to that.”
Dr. Maccioli chose the Auburn PEMBA program for the same reasons as many other students and alumni; Auburn’s reputation, the international aspect of the curriculum, along with the combination of on campus residency and distance learning.
Maccioli described his experience at Auburn University as nothing short of fantastic! “The educational component is absolutely first-rate. Faculty are outstanding, engaging and very accessible. I have become very good friends with many individuals in my cohort whom I would have never had the opportunity to meet. The entire experience – educational, intellectual, academic, social have all been outstanding,” exclaimed Maccioli “…it has been such a worthwhile endeavor, I wish I would have done it 10 years ago.”
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Auburn’s Physicians Executive MBA Program affords physicians the opportunity to earn a fully-accredited MBA degree with minimal interference with professional demands. For more information, please visit www.AuburnPEMBA.org.