Dr. Sanjeeb Khatua
Degree: MBA in Healthcare Management
Occupation: Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, Edward Hospital
Why this program?
After I began my career as a family medicine physician back in 2010, I was given the opportunity to be medical director of our hospital’s managed care organization. It was during this time that I earned my masters of public health (MPH) and started receiving various administrative promotions within my healthcare organization that allowed me to learn more about hospital administration.
My mentors also encouraged me to pursue my MBA so that I could learn more about how finances impact healthcare. And so at their urging, combined with my own desire to learn more, I began searching for an accredited healthcare management MBA program that would work around my busy schedule.
Quinlan’s program met all my requirements as it was accredited by the AACSB, and met on the weekends. The location was also perfect.
I really enjoyed the robust, weekly class discussion with my classmates. Our cohort began the program around the time that the Affordable Care Act was first passed, so you can imagine how lively those discussions were.
We would discuss the new legislation and together learn how the changes would impact the healthcare system in its current and future states. I can honestly say these discussions helped me understand the law and how it impacted stakeholders involved within the healthcare industry.
I also enjoyed studying abroad for ten days in Copenhagen and Prague with my classmates. We visited hospitals, medical startups, and met with global healthcare leaders, including a representative from the World Health Organization.
Overall, it was very eye-opening experience to examine the healthcare systems of these two countries, and then compare them to the United States.
Advice to students in the program?
Know what your goal is before you graduate, and make a plan for what it is that you want to accomplish.
Once you’ve determined what you want to do, utilize your skills and network to help meet your goals.
It’s also very important to be authentic, work hard, remain ethical and honest, and take the time to form meaningful relationships along the way.
Why Quinlan (in 10 words or less)
Quinlan builds strong, driven, and ethical leaders.