Kelley School Physician MBAs in Singapore and Malaysia: An immersive healthcare experience
Tom Schleeter, MD, MBA’20, has seen firsthand how difficult it can be to be a patient.
His daughter, Sarah, was born with multiple disabilities, and Dr. Schleeter says while Sarah received outstanding care, dealing with insurance companies and other entities within the healthcare system was incredibly frustrating.
“That experience made me want to deliver better care. But I simply didn’t have the toolbox, or the means necessary, to advance the changes in care that we need. That’s why I pursued the Kelley Physician MBA, so I can help others in recreating a better healthcare system for all of us.”
Part of Dr. Schleeter’s first year in the Physician MBA Program included the Global Healthcare Experience course, which takes doctors overseas to study international healthcare systems. The immersion experience is designed to give physicians an up-close look at healthcare across the globe, so they can compare and contrast—bringing home not only knowledge about different systems, but also new delivery methods and ideas that could work here at home. While the physician MBAs travel to different countries each year, Dr. Schleeter studied in Singapore and Malaysia.