The sum of our careers can be imagined as several moments that shape our professional trajectory. One of those pivotal moments for Joel Spear, MD, MBA’17, occurred when he enrolled in the Business of Medicine Physician MBA Program at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
“Earning my MBA at Kelley was a defining moment in my career,” he said. “The friendships and career development I gained during those two years were incredible. I became confident that my new credentials would support me as I moved into a new role.”
He was considering a new role on the payer side of healthcare. Dr. Spear had been a provider his whole career and was intrigued by courses at Kelley that explored the payer aspects of healthcare.
“These courses caused a stimulating discussion and gave me greater perspective on the business side of medicine,” he said. “I was interested in learning more about healthcare beyond the provider experience.”