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More US students are studying combined medicine and business

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 October 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0410353b
  1. Ahmed Magdy1
  1. 1BMJ

An increasing number of US medical schools are offering combined medicine and business administration degree programmes, a recent study has found (Medical Education Online 2004;9:14). Medical and business schools have developed the programmes through cooperative agreements: medical students can get business and clinical training concurrently. Now 41 medical schools offer these programmes compared with just eight in 1998. Windsor Sherrill surveyed and interviewed 87 dual degree students and 80 medical students studying for a straight medicine to assess the students' motivation, career interests, and …

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