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Join your host Andrew Tisser with his guest, Rebekah Apple, as they talk about the Master of Medical Management program and how it differs from an MBA. The MMM program is exclusive to physicians and is offered at Carnegie Mellon University. Rebekah, the program director, explains what comprises the program and its special focus on a variety of disciplines outside healthcare.

In this episode you will learn:

  • What is the MMM program, and what makes it different
  • How the program is structured
  • Notable examples of MMM graduates
  • Who should pursue the MMM degree
  • Traditional MBA versus physician-exclusive MMM

Today’s Guest

About Rebekah Apple:

Rebekah Apple is the director of the Master of Medical Management program at Carnegie Mellon University and a medical ethicist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Apple has worked in bioethics for fifteen years, within both hospital and hospice settings, with a special interest in organizational ethics. She teaches medical ethics to first and third year medical students, applied ethical analysis to graduate students, and organizational ethics to physicians. Apple consults with hospitals and health systems around the country and has designed and delivered education to the American College of Cardiology and the American Medical Women’s Association, among others. She earned her Master’s degree in Bioethics from the University of South Florida and a doctorate in Health Science from AT Still University.

MMM program:

Physicians are needed to step into leadership and management positions more than ever before. Get out in front of the change with a blend of quantitative management, business strategy, and technology skills from the Master of Medical Management for Physicians (MMM) program at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College.

Each MMM cohort is made up entirely of physicians with at least five years of post-residency experience, creating an environment for expert collaboration unlike any other. Together, you will learn the management and informatics skills needed to succeed as health care executives and steer the industry forward.

Our faculty comprises award-winning thought leaders in the health care domain, as well as in information systems, policy, economics, IT, cybersecurity, operations research, and more. Through our MMM program, created in the CMU tradition of interdisciplinary innovation, you will gain the tools you need to build, manage, and grow the health care organizations of the 21st century.

MMM is an 18-month cohort-based program taught in a hybrid online/on-campus format. During the program, MMM students come to our main campus in Pittsburgh four times for learning sessions that last four-and-a-half days each. See cohort schedules for more details on calendar and time commitment.

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