Dear Medical Community,
(Relatively) young doctor here, with 4 years of experience in clinical medicine and 4 years of experience in Health IT and Medical Devices. I've done alot of reading from threads in r/consulting, and the common underlying theme is that consulting firms value subject-matter expertise and in-depth experience.
I'm about to embark on a 2 year Masters in Healthcare Informatics, all the while heading a clinical affairs unit in a medical device startup. Truth be told, I've learned alot about the way a business works in the past 1 year in the startup, but am seriously considering an MBA after I complete my Masters.
The thing is, I'm struggling with deciding on embarking on an MBA in 2021. I've decided to pursue a career outside of Medicine, but still firmly related to it (if you get my drift?) and it will mean that I won't have time to practice. Do you think that remaining in practice will be valuable to a Consulting firm? Even if I do practice instead of pursuing a full-time MBA, it will mainly be family-medicine related and it won't really value-add to my subject matter expertise in that sense.
Looking for astute advice from senior members here – I've looked for help in my own circle of friends/mentors/seniors but haven't found many medics who left medicine.
Cheers and thanks in advance!
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