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Administration

Being an administrator involves leading, managing, and supporting health care departments or organizations to achieve the education, research, and patient care goals of the institution. The size, complexity, and mission of various health care organizations (e.g. hospital systems, academic medical centers, practice groups, insurance companies) require help from experienced physicians with varying roles.

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  • Business meeting

    Physician Executives represent a rapidly growing and changing profession, presenting huge opportunities for experienced physicians to lead and manage all types of health care entities.

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  • White coat and tie

    Administrators in academic medical centers generally follow a research- or clinical-service focused career before transitioning to administration-intensive positions. Once promoted to these positions, faculty members usually spend greater than 50 percent of their time performing administrative activities, but are still required to participate in some research, patient care, and educational activities.

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