Transition from Dentist to MBA/Consulting: would being an Assistant Professor at a new dental school be a good transition idea?
Hi all - currently a dentist who is seeking a career change through consulting or applying for an MBA program. As of right now, I work as a clinician full time, and as you can imagine, there isn't much to write about that on a resume.
I'm seeking a career change by reapplying forspots (I've talked to a couple dentists who have made that transition) or to business school. In the meantime, a new dental school is opening up in the city I live in and they have positions for Assistant Professors to teach. I might have some other admin duties on top of teaching, but as far as I know, teaching is the main task.
Will being a professor reflect more positively on an MBA application over being a full-time clinician? I imagine so, especially with potential letters of recommendation from deans/associate deans, but business school applications are beyond me. Any advice would be appreciated.