When the Practice of Medicine Becomes Business
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Through the Physician's Executive MBA at the Harbert College of Business, you gain access to membership with the Southern Medical Association (SMA). Learn more below.
Auburn University is proud to partner with the SMA in a continuing medical education capacity to offer graduate-level, healthcare-focused business education. SMA develops the educational programs for the two off-campus residencies in the Physician Executive MBA program. The Washington, DC residency focuses on Emerging Issues in U.S. Health Care Policy, and the international residency focuses on Comparative Healthcare Systems. Locations for the international residency have included London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Geneva, Berlin, Prague, Copenhagen and Rome.
The Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Therefore, physicians may earn approximately 17 credits for the “Emerging Issues in U.S. Health Care Policy” conference, and approximately 20 credits for the “Comparative Healthcare Systems” Conference. The total number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM awarded is based on the learners’ participation, as well as the final number of hours available for each Conference.
The SMA mission is to improve quality of patient care through multidisciplinary, interprofessional education. This involves physician-directed educational and leadership activities that include diverse teams of healthcare professionals interacting, collaborating, and learning for the purpose of improving the quality of patient care.
Auburn PEMBA students receive a 1-year membership to SMA that begins just prior to the International Trip. This allows them to be registered for AirMed travel for the trip. It also provides a subscription to the Southern Medical Journal, free online CME, discounts on Epocrates® software, Dell® computer equipment as well as other member benefits. Membership is also in place for their Washington, DC policy trip.
Please visit sma.org for more information about the Southern Medical Association and to view the CME calendar.
The PEMBA program includes two study trips built into the curriculum to enrich students’ perspectives on future alternatives for healthcare delivery and practice. Physicians earn at least 15-20 hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for each trip at no additional cost. Lodging and some meals are covered as a part of your tuition.
With a blended program that combines distance-learning and a series of on-campus residencies, you will be able to make connections with a group of peers and create networking opportunities that will go well beyond graduation.
Get a sense of the people you’ll connect with by exploring the titles, specialties, and locations of our 2022 graduating class!
|Mercy Care||Staff Physician||Atlanta||GA||Family Medicine|
|Northeast Georgia Health System||Vice President||Gainesville||GA||Family Medicine|
|UPMC Williamsport||Chief, Acute Care Surgery||Williamsport||PA||Acute Care Surgery|
|Memorial Healthcare||Hospitalist Medical Director||Owosso||MI||Internal Medicine- Hospitalist|
|Emergency Medical Specialists of Jacksonville||Physician||Atlantic Beach||FL||Emergency Medicine|
|University of Utah||Professor of Surgery||Holladay||UT||General Surgery (Transplantation)|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham||Physician||Birmingham||AL||Physician Medicine and Rehab|
|OhioHealth||System Medical Chief, Epilepsy||Columbus||OH||Neurology/Epilepsy|
|Alabama Medical Group||Physician||Mobile||AL||Internal Medicine|
|Vituity Healthcare||Vice Chairman||Emeryville||CA||Emergency Medicine|
|Wellstar Medical Group||Physician||Alpharetta||GA||Pediatrics|
|Anesthesia Management Solutions||Chief of Department of Anesthesia-Memorial Satilla Health||Waycross||GA||Anesthesia|
|Wellstar Medical Group||Lead Pediatric Hospitalist||Marietta||GA||Pediatric Hospital Medicine|
|Independent Anesthesia Consultants of Riverside||Physician||Temecula||CA||Pediatric Anesthesiology|
|Baylor Scott & White Health||Medical Director||Georgetown||TX||Pathology|
|Las Cruces Cardiology||MD||Las Cruces||NM||Cardiology|
Assistant Director, Graduate Executive Programs