Matthew McPheeters MD-MBA
“Understanding healthcare as an industry is integral to quality patient care in medicine”
Like most of my peers I decided to become a physician in order to help improve the lives of others. During my first year of medical school I realized that many physicians I looked up to were able to expand their reach beyond direct patient care through leadership and innovations in medical care. I decided this was the type of physician I wanted to become; however, to do so I would need to go beyond the traditional medical school curriculum. I needed to gain a greater understanding of the healthcare marketplace as a whole in order to better understand and improve healthcare delivery. This understanding of healthcare as an industry is integral to quality patient care in medicine, and is what drove me to pursue an MBA.
The Carlson School of Management is member of the Business School Alliance for Health Management (BAHM), and as such has a reputation as a premier healthcare MBA program. This is due to the Medical Industry Leadership Institute (MILI), as well as Carlson’s location in the Twin Cities, where medical innovation is a source of pride. The Twin Cities boasts a world-class Academic Health Center at the University of Minnesota, numerous medical device companies, such as Medtronic, Ecolab, and Boston Scientific, as well as United Health Group, the largest health insurance provider in the nation. As such, the Carlson School of Management was a natural choice for my aspirations of becoming a physician-leader.
Living in the Twin Cities
As a native Minnesotan I am admittedly bias, however, there is a reason why we love our state. To put it simply, Minnesota is a great place to live. As an avid outdoorsman, I can easily spend my weekends skiing in the winter, cycling in the spring, wakeboarding in the summer, and rock climbing in the fall. When I do not feel like being outside, it is easy to find last minute tickets to a play or musical at one of the many local theaters. Once you learn that there is no such thing as too cold, just underdressed, you may never want to leave.