I’ve been a neurosurgeon in private practice for more than 10 years.

I’m not the only physician in Kellogg’s executive program — there are eight of us in my class. We come from different medical disciplines, but we all want to see healthcare improve.

I first noticed opportunities for business streamlining when I was a resident, and again when I joined a private practice group. In medicine, if you really want to encourage change, you have to understand the fundamentals beyond patient care and hospital protocol. My practice runs well, but I still have a lot to learn. I knew I could do more with a Kellogg MBA.

I couldn’t be more pleased with this program. My field is very self-specialized, so the emphasis on collaboration is very refreshing. The program requires a lot of work, but I’ve already learned so much from my classmates. I can always run ideas past them, and they come up with ideas and concepts I wouldn’t have considered. I do the same for them.

I can apply class material almost instantly to my practice. I’m currently talking with classmates about business ideas that combine technology and medicine. If I were to pursue something entrepreneurial, I’d pursue it with someone from Kellogg. We have the work ethic, skills and talents to make it happen.

Mina Foroohar '12

Neurosurgeon, Northwest Neurosurgery Institute
 

based in :

Chicago, Ill.

Campus attended :

Evanston

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