The Business of Medicine for Future Doctors

Photo Dr. Jerry Balentine, vice president of Medical Affairs and Global Health, at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Old Westbury, New York

Dr. Balentine answers medical students’ questions about the business of medicine.

Dr. Jerry Balentine, vice president of Medical Affairs and Global Health, at the New York Institute (NYIT) of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, in Old Westbury, New York, shares his practical business experience with third- and fourth-year medical students. His previous positions included those at St. Barnabas Hospital and Healthcare System, Bronx, New York City, as the health system’s chief medical officer, as medical director, co-director of the department of Emergency Medicine, and residency director. He previously owned an Urgent Care facility and serves as a medical author for the WebMD network.

Aware that medicine is moving away from fee for service towards accountable care, Dr. Balentine discusses leadership, information technology, and health policy—subjects that impact the business of medicine. Whether a medical school graduate works in a hospital, in research, group, or private practice, he or she interfaces everyday with medicine as a business. The College offers several avenues to prepare students, residents, and graduates, to further their interest in topics related to the business of medicine.

Podcast 1 describes the wealth of medical school and continuing medical educational opportunities that go beyond the study of medical and clinical subjects, offering students mentoring, combined medical and master’s degree programs in Business or Science; educational consortiums, and collaborations with others at NYIT, including experts from disciplines such as Engineering and Data/Information.

In Podcast 2, Dr. Balentine shares, above all, what he considers the most important values and priorities to impress upon future doctors after completing their formal medical studies.

Bio, Jerry Balentine, MD

Podcast 1 (11 Min.) Preparing Future Doctors for the Business of Medicine
Preparing Future Doctors for the Business of Medicine

Podcast 2 (3:34 Min.) Reflections on Patient Care

Reflections on Patient Care

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