The University of Miami Business School offers a joint M.D./M.B.A. degree program in partnership with the Miller School of Medicine. The business curriculum prepares future physicians for the business complexities related to running a private medical practice or heading a group practice, as well as prepare medical students for careers in health sector management, leadership and policy.

The M.D./M.B.A. program adds an additional year to the four-year medical school curriculum. The M.B.A. coursework ranges from financial reporting and corporate strategy to the legal aspects of health administration.

MD/MBA candidates have the option of choosing a Research Track (project based which provides practical hands on experience) or an Elective Track (provides business electives). Please refer to the curriculum for details.

Questions about the M.D. portion of the program should be directed to Senior Associate Dean Alex Mechaber, M.D., at the Miller School of Medicine,, while questions about the MBA portion should be directed to Admission Advisors at the Miami Business School, 305-284-2510 or

M.D. students are required to submit a Full-Time MBA online application to be considered for the M.D./M.B.A. Program.

The application deadline for this program is April 1st of each year.

 Curriculum Requirements - Medicine

MDR 501Molecular Basis of Life4
MDR 502Cellular Function and Regulation4
MDR 503Host Defense, Pathogens, and Pathology6
MDR 504Human Structure8
MDR 506Neuroscience and Behavioral Science8
MDR 507Cardiovascular System7
MDR 508Problem Based Learning I0.25
MDR 509Problem Based Learning II0.25
MDR 518Doctoring I the Art and Practice of Medicine I4
MDR 519Doctoring II: The Art and Practice of Medicine II4
MDR 530Epidemiology I1
MDR 610Respiratory System5
MDR 612Renal System5
MDR 613Endocrine and Reproductive Systems5
MDR 614Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition5
MDR 615Hematology/Oncology5
MDR 616Dermatology and Ophthalmology2
MDR 619Case Based Learning - Infection and Inflammation4
MDR 620Problem Based Learning III0.5
MDR 621Problem Based Learning IV0.5
MDR 628Doctoring III: The Art and Practice of Medicine III4
MDR 629Doctoring 4 the Art and Practice of Medicine4
MDR 630Epidemiology II1
MDR 702Interprofessional Patient Safety1
MDR 703Core Family and Community Medicine4
MDR 705Core Generalist Primary Care Clerkship4
MDR 706Core Internal Medicine Clerkship8
MDR 707Neurology Clerkship4
MDR 708Core Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship6
MDR 709Core Pediatrics Clerkship6
MDR 710Core Psychiatry Clerkship6
MDR 711Core Surgery Clerkship8
MDR 712Anesthesiology Clerkship2
MDR 812Emergency Medicine Clerkship4
MDR 909Radiology Clerkship4
MDR 957Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Clerkship4
Sub-Internship A4
Sub-Internship B4
800+ Elective14
Total Credit Hours170.5

Sub-Internship A Options

MDR 819Family Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 847JMH Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 857Maternal Fetal Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 892Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Sub-I4
MDR 897Pediatrics Sub-I4
MDR 958UMH Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 959JFK Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 961MIA VAMC Medicine Sub-I4
MDR 1028HCH Medicine Sub-I4

Sub-Internship B Options

MDR 852Neurosurgery Sub-I4
MDR 856Gynecologic Oncology Sub-I4
MDR 863Orthopedic Trauma Sub-I4
MDR 875Otolaryngology Sub-I4
MDR 917Burn Unit Sub-I4
MDR 919Cardiothoracic Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 920General Surgery EI Sub-I4
MDR 921General Surgery EII Sub-I4
MDR 922General Surgery EIII Sub-I4
MDR 927Pediatric Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 937Urology Sub-I4
MDR 941HCH Cardiothoracic Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 943General Surgery E IV Sub-I4
MDR 944MIA VAMC General Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 948JFK Surgery Sub-I4
MDR 1029Plastic Surgery SUB-I4

Elective Options

Electives may include any 800+ level course EXCEPT the following:
MDR 805Geriatrics: Morse Center Palm Beach2
MDR 812Emergency Medicine Clerkship4
MDR 909Radiology Clerkship4
MDR 957Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Clerkship4
MDR 990HCH Emergency Medicine Clerkship4
MDR 1003Public Health Sub-Internship4
MDR 1030Transition to Clinical Rotations1

Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year OneCredit Hours
MDR 501 Molecular Basis of Life 4
MDR 502 Cellular Function and Regulation 4
MDR 503 Host Defense, Pathogens, and Pathology 6
MDR 504 Human Structure 8
MDR 506 Neuroscience and Behavioral Science 8
MDR 507 Cardiovascular System 7
MDR 508 Problem Based Learning I 0.25
MDR 509 Problem Based Learning II 0.25
MDR 518 Doctoring I the Art and Practice of Medicine I 4
MDR 519 Doctoring II: The Art and Practice of Medicine II 4
MDR 530 Epidemiology I 1
 Credit Hours46.5
Year Two
MDR 610 Respiratory System 5
MDR 612 Renal System 5
MDR 613 Endocrine and Reproductive Systems 5
MDR 614 Gastrointestinal System and Nutrition 5
MDR 615 Hematology/Oncology 5
MDR 616 Dermatology and Ophthalmology 2
MDR 619 Case Based Learning - Infection and Inflammation 4
MDR 620 Problem Based Learning III 0.5
MDR 621 Problem Based Learning IV 0.5
MDR 628 Doctoring III: The Art and Practice of Medicine III 4
MDR 629 Doctoring 4 the Art and Practice of Medicine 4
MDR 630 Epidemiology II 1
 Credit Hours41
Year Three
MDR 702 Interprofessional Patient Safety 1
MDR 703 Core Family and Community Medicine 4
MDR 705 Core Generalist Primary Care Clerkship 4
MDR 706 Core Internal Medicine Clerkship 8
MDR 708 Core Obstetrics and Gynecology Clerkship 6
MDR 709 Core Pediatrics Clerkship 6
MDR 710 Core Psychiatry Clerkship 6
MDR 711 Core Surgery Clerkship 8
 Credit Hours43
Year Four
MBA Requirements  
4 weeks of MDR courses are required in Spring.  
4 weeks of MDR courses are required in Fall.  
 Credit Hours0
Year Five
MDR 707 Neurology Clerkship 4
MDR 712 Anesthesiology Clerkship 2
MDR 812 Emergency Medicine Clerkship 4
MDR 909 Radiology Clerkship 4
MDR 957 Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Clerkship 4
Sub-Internship A 4
Sub-Internship B 4
800+ Elective 14
 Credit Hours40
 Total Credit Hours170.5