Here is the beginning of my recent interview in Delta Sky Magazine where I discuss preparing business school students for future work in the healthcare industry.
As a physician, how does your medical background shape the way you teach your business students?
I’m an academic physician, so I’ve practiced medicine and have done research on health care for a long time. The very real world I’ve worked in informs my teaching because I want to see what happens in practice. We have a lot of students at Fuqua who are interested in working somewhere in the health care sector: pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers and hospitals. I try to teach them about health policy that’s relevant to their jobs, because if you don’t know what’s going to happen with Obamacare, you don’t know how that will affect your bottom line. That’s a big focus of mine, trying to take the big-picture ideas in health care and bring them right down to the bedside.