Business and Medicine (BAM)

The Business and Medicine (BAM) group aims to take an interdisciplinary approach towards educating medical students on various aspects of business and how they relate to the medical field. The ultimate goal of the program is to help create more well-rounded future physicians that are able to better understand the inner workings of the health care system that they will inevitably become a part of. BAM accomplishes this by collaborating with physicians and executives in the Dayton area to develop and deliver a specialized curriculum for students. BAM utilizes a diverse teaching approach through lectures, live speakers, and hospital visits to teach a core business curriculum consisting of, but not limited to: communication, finance, marketing, operations, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, information technology, management, human resources, and health policy and reform. The course concludes with a final project. The nature of the final project will be flexible and at the discretion of the group’s board members and advisor, but shall include a realistic scenario that integrates all facets of the curriculum and tests the student’s newfound ability to analyze and respond to complex business and management-related challenges.

Mission

To help create more well-rounded future physicians with a capacity to understand the inner workings of our dynamic healthcare system.

Goals & Activities

  • Provide a foundation of core business topics: communication, finance, marketing, operations, accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, information technology, management, human resources, and health policy and reform
  • Monthly physician or executive speaker engagements
  • Assessment of business acumen via completion of project
  • Involvement with community health providers to implement improvements and gain understanding of the healthcare system

Faculty Advisor

Dr. Mary C. McCarthy

Second-Year Board Members

Laura Bornhorst and Jaree Raza

Last edited on 10/20/2017.