Pritzker School of Medicine students have the opportunity to apply for and pursue their MBA at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Armed with studies in economics, statistics and the behavioral sciences, students with the MD/MBA dual degree are trained to become leaders in health care organizations.
The MD and MBA degrees are administered separately and require two separate admissions and financial aid applications. Interested Pritzker applicants are encouraged to complete their first two years of medical school before applying to the business school.
Current Pritzker School of Medicine students interested in applying for the joint MBA degree should make an appointment with Dr. Jim Woodruff, Associate Dean of Students. Prospective students interested in exploring the MD/MBA degree should contact the Pritzker Admissions Office.
Course of Study
MD/MBA students at the University of Chicago typically complete the first two years of medical school before applying to the Booth School of Business (application is submitted during the third year clerkships). If accepted, the student takes a yearlong leave of absence after third year to pursue full-time coursework at Chicago Booth. Following the year of full-time MBA work, students return to the medical school for their fourth year of medical school. During that final year of the MD degree, MD/MBA students take electives in both the Pritzker School of Medicine and Chicago Booth. Typical MD/MBA students complete both degrees in 5-6 years.
Students who pursue the MD/MBA may participate in the Graduate Program in Health Administration and Policy (GPHAP). This program allows students to earn a Certificate in Health Administration and Policy while earning a master's degree at Chicago Booth, the Harris School of Public Policy Studies and the School of Social Service Administration.
The Pritzker School of Medicine has some limited funds to support business school tuition for MD/MBA students. For additional information, please email the Financial Aid Office regarding the Steve Weiner Fellowship.
Past graduates of the MD/MBA program have used their business training to become leaders of major health care organizations such as physician practices, hospitals, or insurance and pharmaceutical companies.