As we draw closer to graduation, a number of people have asked what degree I’ll do next – Law? Education? Perhaps a PhD? Some have chided me that when people say “stay in school”, they don’t mean “forever”. Truthfully, mine is not truly an addiction to the letters behind my name, but rather an insatiable thirst for knowledge.
The Yale Healthcare Ecosystem is comprised of students from Yale’s Graduate and Professional Schools of Management, Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and Law, who come together to engage in cross-disciplinary discussions that explore healthcare matters.
It was a pleasure to attend Vivek H. Murthy's (YSM 2003; SOM 2003) confirmation hearing today for the post of Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Murthy has accomplished an awful lot in his very short career and we know that this is but one more opportunity for him to apply his considerable talents to improving the health and well being of the people of our country (and globally).
With our move to Evans Hall, the School of Management embarks on many transitions this month. The MBA for Executives program adds both an asset management and sustainability cohort to the traditional healthcare concentration beginning next year. As for the move, saying goodbye to the SOM campus on Hillhouse Avenue marked the fourth quarter of our MBA career.
“Hurry up, I have a final due in 2 hours so I don’t have a lot of time.” That’s what I said to my 9-year old daughter the other night as we did our nighttime routine. It doesn’t usually end up being such a stark trade-off, literally stealing minutes from bedtime to go run a regression on some widget sales data. But there’s no way around the fact that my SOM experience means, at least in quantitative terms, less family time.
Assistant Director, MBA for Executives
An event like this reminds us all of the wealth of knowledge, the breath of expertise, and the scholarly accomplishments of our faculty. But I’m also taken by how accessible they are to our students.
We have had speakers talk about entrepreneurship and startups before as part of EMBA colloquia. What made this particular group interesting was that the founders of the startup (Dr. Gregory Licholai and Dr. Scott Dessain) and the VC (Scott Fishman), who invested in this start up, were all in one room. This was an interesting mix of speakers as we got to hear from both sides.
We were assigned a case that explores NUMMI, the 25-year joint venture between Toyota and GM designed, among other objectives, to bring lean manufacturing to the U.S. (Being an NPR nerd, I was excited that this case for Competitor was presented as a This American Life episode.) After becoming a model of transformation, the NUMMI plant and the collaborative venture it was home to ultimately failed.