Residency Sessions

Apply what you've learned with your peers.

One weekend per month, you will engage with your physician peers and business professors face-to-face in downtown Indianapolis. These residency sessions are a unique feature of this program and reveal the best Kelley has to offer—peer learning, award-winning instruction, intense professional development, industry guest speakers, professional networking, team building and innovative healthcare and business knowledge. Through intense immersion experiences, you will try out new ideas, learn new ways of thinking, enhance your communication and problem-solving skills and refine leadership and team collaboration capabilities.

Kelley's Business of Medicine residency sessions make the most of your time on campus with an immersive experience that includes everything from group problem solving to guest speakers, "live" case studies and a lecture series. The in-person residency sessions will tie together all of your coursework in powerful meetings that help you explore your interests within the business of medicine. This is the only physician MBA program offering CME credits. So while you’re in the classroom learning, you’re also earning 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (recognized by AOA as Category 1-B) for every hour spent in residency.

Sample Residency Weekend

Between residency weekends, you study 10-14 hours per week, which includes time spent collaborating on team projects by phone, email, and online. A sample of a residency weekend includes:

Friday morning coffee with classmates once you arrive on campus is followed by a discussion on financial statements. Grab lunch in the executive dining room while listening to an executive leader discuss healthcare systems engineering. Afternoon sessions cover healthcare pricing and a Friday evening lecture features a prominent healthcare industry leader.

Saturday breakfast with your team is followed by a discussion on using the concepts of time value money to value a company, project or asset. Lunch in the executive dining room gives you the chance to catch up with other students or chat with a faculty member. An early afternoon course reviews and analyzes healthcare delivery innovation and information that decision makers use to assess viability. You’ll head home by 4:15 p.m.

At first, it was a bit daunting to travel to Indianapolis one weekend a month, but after talking to people doing online MBAs, the Kelley MBA program takes physician learning to a whole different level. The camaraderie built during our time together, the rich discussions that happen in the classroom every single residency weekend, the friendships we develop and the networking that results are invaluable. I can’t imagine doing it any other way.

Joel Spear, MD, MBA’17 | Infectious Disease Specialist and Regional Medical Director, Molina Healthcare