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Please let me know what are the career opportunities available for a student who has done graduation in Medical, and now wish to change his career, and has decided to pursue MBA in HR?
are there any doctors who have done MBA in HR, please friends share your experiences and opinion.
please give genuine feedback
thank you
25th January 2013 From India, Delhi
Hello,
That's an interesting combination indeed.
However, before looking to know about others' experiences with similar profile, pl elaborate why YOU would like to switch the career track--in short, WHAT ARE YOUR REASONS?
That will be important for anyone to suggest accurately & realistically--since others would, at best, have SIMILAR reasons/experiences but definitely NOT IDENTICAL ones.
Rgds,
TS
25th January 2013 From India, Hyderabad
TS has given you sound advice. So, let me ask a few questions. What motivated you to join a medical course in the first instance? Were you forced to continue in the medical field by your parents? Many are always critical of medics who quit and "rob" the country of a doctor. However, I know of cases in the UK where medical graduates do not practice medicine but pursue other fields. But, the fields they enter are related to the medical field; for example they join pharmaceutical firms where drugs research is carried out. Some, work in the medical field and then get into management; this is understandable as non-medical managers can make a mess of the situation when taking decisions based only on effeciency mesures.

Also kindly tell us how your medical degree will help in the new field of HR that you would like to switch over?

Please also see Career options within and outside of medicine with a medicine degree
25th January 2013 From United Kingdom
You can try for the insurance companies. For death claim verification these companies use to take qualified doctors and there is a good demand for it.
26th January 2013 From India, Hyderabad
Dear Vrushal 20,

A MBBS degree is a valid Graduation and can be used to pursue any career as one wises. I know one of my friend who was having a MS degree from AIIMS and was working with CGHS in Delhi left the profession and joined IAS services in 1985 and is a very successful administrator. A doctor with HR degree can have a bright future in HR field as he has in depth knowledge of Medical profession apart from HR. Now a days medical profession is a Corporate Business and all the good Hospitals are managed professionally. Normally a HR person may find it some what difficult to understand the special requirements of a Medical / Hospital staff. I have seen in most of the hospitals Doctors are looking after the HR jobs and most of them lack information about the HR and other related legal matters. I am sure a Doctor with HR head will have far better understanding of the needs of the Hospital apart from understanding the aspirations of the Doctors and other para medical staff.

Now a days management degrees in Medical profession have become quite normal and many many doctors are undergoing these degrees. So please don't worry, If you have interest in HR you must pursue it and I am sure this HR Degree will be a good qualification along with MBBS to get you a good Job in any good and well known Hospital.

With best wishes.
26th January 2013 From India, Delhi
Good Idea. This will be a Post-Graduate Degree. You may try some organisations in Malaysia such as Malaysian Institute of Management, or Universiti Putra Malaysia who have vast experience in MBA coaching in the area of HR.
After MBA you can turn into an entreprenur, in co-ordination with some wealthy friends to run a hospital.
Nothing is impossible. Good Luck.
Mohamed 26 jan 13
26th January 2013 From Malaysia, Sungai Petani
Since the enquiry is about the career prospects for a medical graduate who wishes to do MBA in HR but not whether he should do HR, I venture to say that as MBA in HR, you can stand equal chance across the industrial sector along with other MBAs.However, as a medical graduate with MBA in HR, you can specially look for prospects in corporate hospitals as Navneet Sarin already said and apart from this, the biotech. life scinences, pharma industry and the surgical and medical equipment manufacturing industry will also hold promise.
B.Saikumar
HR & Labour Law advisor
Mumbai
26th January 2013 From India, Mumbai
This is not the first case of a doctor doing MBA. Way back in the eighties, while lecturing Organizational Behavior for the MBA program, Heriot Watt University I found a doctor in my class. I asked him why is he taking up MBA. He told me that it was not his ambition to become a doctor and was forced into the profession by his parents who are both doctors. He confessed to me that he hated doctoring for the long hard hours and was tired treating all type of patients.
Today he is the CEO of a group of clinics in Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur. This misfit will not take place if he takes a career fit assessment test before enrolling in the university to ensure that he landed up in a profession he enjoys doing
26th January 2013 From Malaysia, Petaling Jaya
I knew in 2009 in ISB hyderabad one 52 years old Gynecologist was pursuing her PGP. The Week magazine published an article about her. Her profile & details uyou can find on ISB web site also. Some details captured from web site are mentioned below ( could be interesting for you)

Radhika Vasanthakumar

Previous Company: Director of a city Hospital in Chennai and a rural clinic in Ponneri (a village 40kms from Chennai) for the past 20 years

Sector: Healthcare

Work Experience: Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for 20 years

Professional Interests: Healthcare of rural women, Family planning and Infertility

Other Interests: Travelling, Music, Reading fiction and nonfiction

Why the ISB?

I was looking for a one year management course that suits my profile and that too right here in India. This programme turned out to be an excellent fit. The biggest attraction was the high quality international faculty.

As a Doctor, what made you opt for this Programme and how do you think it will contribute to your career growth?

In recent years corporate hospitals and health insurance have brought major changes in healthcare delivery. We, doctors, have never been great managers, as medical curriculum does not cover any aspect of management.

Moreover, I realised that I have reached a point in my career where further growth is not possible. I want to reach many more people especially rural women with a broader perspective of policy making and implementation of health programmes. I hope this management studies will help me to achieve my goal.

What are some of the opportunities you are looking forward to?

I am looking forward at two opportunities. Firstly, I can start a network of rural hospitals with a main server city hospital to improve the quality of healthcare in rural India and create local employment in villages. Secondly, I can work in organisations like WHO, Clinton Foundation, etc. in healthcare related management policy making roles.

How has the ISB surprised you?

The fast pace programme is amazing. I have survived two terms. I am impressed by the outstanding capabilities of our faculty.

On your peer group

Very adoptive and flexible! They have taken me as one among them and I really enjoy the company of these youngsters.

How would you describe the ISB to a prospective student?

I am proud of being a part of this prestigious School. The ISB opens up so many opportunities that selection becomes difficult. This programme has made me view the world in a different light. Of course the ISB is amongst the Global Top 20! Honestly, ISB is the best Indian B-school.

Previous Company: Director of a city Hospital in Chennai and a rural clinic in Ponneri (a village 40kms from Chennai) for the past 20 years

Sector: Healthcare

Work Experience: Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist for 20 years

Professional Interests: Healthcare of rural women, Family planning and Infertility

Other Interests: Travelling, Music, Reading fiction and nonfiction

Why the ISB?

I was looking for a one year management course that suits my profile and that too right here in India. This programme turned out to be an excellent fit. The biggest attraction was the high quality international faculty.

As a Doctor, what made you opt for this Programme and how do you think it will contribute to your career growth?

In recent years corporate hospitals and health insurance have brought major changes in healthcare delivery. We, doctors, have never been great managers, as medical curriculum does not cover any aspect of management.

Moreover, I realised that I have reached a point in my career where further growth is not possible. I want to reach many more people especially rural women with a broader perspective of policy making and implementation of health programmes. I hope this management studies will help me to achieve my goal.

What are some of the opportunities you are looking forward to?

I am looking forward at two opportunities. Firstly, I can start a network of rural hospitals with a main server city hospital to improve the quality of healthcare in rural India and create local employment in villages. Secondly, I can work in organisations like WHO, Clinton Foundation, etc. in healthcare related management policy making roles.

How has the ISB surprised you?

The fast pace programme is amazing. I have survived two terms. I am impressed by the outstanding capabilities of our faculty.

On your peer group

Very adoptive and flexible! They have taken me as one among them and I really enjoy the company of these youngsters.

How would you describe the ISB to a prospective student?

I am proud of being a part of this prestigious School. The ISB opens up so many opportunities that selection becomes difficult. This programme has made me view the world in a different light. Of course the ISB is amongst the Global Top 20! Honestly, ISB is the best Indian B-school.
27th January 2013 From India, Mumbai
I am A doctor, And have done MBA in HR,
Now Working for a Medical Intelligence Firm,
Yes there are many opportunities for Doctors, with HR as post graduation, in Pharma, hospital and insurance sector,
Even Doctors with Marketing as post graduation are also in demand,
Again its a matter of choice one makes, if you have some plans, its Great, if you want to do HR just to get Job, then think again,!!
28th January 2013 From India, Mumbai
Hello Vrushal20,
Firdous A Ansari & Deepak Pogade have given excellent inputs--Guess your predicaments are now clear & it's time for decision-making @ your end.
I think the KEY to your decision-making process ought to be what Deepak Pogade mentioned: "if you have some plans, its Great, if you want to do HR just to get Job, then think again,!!"--essentially corroborating what I mentioned earlier ['in short, WHAT ARE YOUR REASONS?'].
All the Best.
Rgds,
TS
28th January 2013 From India, Hyderabad
dear all
it should be borne in mind that earlier management people were engineers etc
unfortuantely doctor were sleeping or rather more engaged in the clinical practice
and they recently realised the advantage of dual course
medical graduate plus management
actually people are taking higher post with only management with only managerial concept
it is really true that person who is technical sound in particular field plus management study also
will be ideal so doctor should come forward with such qualification
so hrm is best option
all is needed to understand all doctors that they should vital role
specially leadership in medical field with added concept of management.
thanks
dr dave
29th January 2013 From India, Rajkot
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