"As the evolving health systems of the future become more and more complex, we will need physicians and other health professionals who have additional training in areas like business, law, engineering and other graduate programs that are not available on the Medical Center campus in Hershey," said the dean of Penn State College of Medicine.
The new M.D./M.B.A. degree program allows interested students to graduate with an M.D. from Penn State College of Medicine and an M.B.A. from Smeal College of Business.
"University Park Regional Campus is enhancing the development of dual-degree programs," said E. Eugene Marsh, M.D., senior associate dean, University Park Regional Campus. "We are engaging other healthcare disciplines to facilitate the development of true interprofessional patient care and education."