MD to JD wrote:It's always been my understanding that a top JD opens more doors than a Chicago/HBS/Wharton MBA.
Can you tell me more about this pathway, what kind of work it would entail, and possible cash flow?
I didn't do medicine for the money, although the money is great. I did it for the patients, but I cannot overstate how much medicine is changing, and how difficult it is becoming to put the patients first.
If I can't practice medicine the way I love, and on top of that, it can be boring, why not go for a challenging career working in international law or business?
I don't think I will have any problem getting into HBS or Wharton with my background and contacts and experience.score12905 wrote:abc12345675 wrote:If you want to work in London/Hong Kong, why not go get an MBA and work with a bank's healthcare/pharmaceutical group?
I agree. Check out Wharton or HBS's healthcare resume book. There are a number of MD's in there but mostly all went to Penn or Harvard. The level of competition is still high so I wouldn't kid yourself that you can just slide in. Business school admissions are much less focused on #'s and want quality work experience.
Don't do law school to make more money. If you went into medicine for the same reason, you would be foolish to make the same mistake twice. Anyone with half a brain saw provider reimbursement cuts coming. Law school and biglaw aren't as lucrative as you are thinking, assuming that you aren't a pediatrician and indeed make 500k. You are making out much better than your peers but if you aren't stimulated enough, add on a top MBA and profit.
It depends on what you mean by "doors." I'll repeat. if you want to work in London/Hong Kong, the MBA is the way to go I promise.