Hey Everyone-I just wanted to throw out my situation for some opinions.
A little about me-I'm finishing up my first year at a top ten ivy league medical school. While I love learning about medicine/current research, actually practicing in the current political and economic state of healthcare is different than the idealism of studying. It has become clear that financial factors influence healthcare at EVERY level. For the past few years, my interest in pursuing an MBA has been growing substantially, and at this point, if I decide not to practice, I'd be interested in getting into banking (in a healthcare group of course) and possibly eventually doing PE. As a dream, I'd like to be able to start my own biotech or something to bring the right people together in the right room in order to actually solve real medical issues and make progress (I have a family member with a genetic disease that in theory could be cured with the above situation).
I entered medical school directly out of a top 20 non-northeastern university (Northwestern, Wash U, Emory, etc). Any finance knowledge I have is a mix of self-taught and picked up by banker buddies. My school has a 5 year MD/MBA program, but it is 3 semester of business school with no internship time. Would it be more worthwhile to apply out to a two year top ten program in order to get the extra classes and time for internships?
Thanks for your help-any responses/perspectives would be great to hear!