MD/MBA Student Interviews

On this page, you'll find advice from current MD/MBA candidates about their reasons for pursuing the dual-degree, how they went about doing it, and how they thought about the decision as well as the relative pros and cons of the various routes and programs.


Omar Z. Maniya

Georgetown University School of Medicine & McDonough School of Business
MD/MBA Candidate, 2016


Omar Z. Maniya, MD/MBA Candidate
MD MBA Association
  • Can you describe your background?[+]
            Originally from Princeton Junction, NJ, Omar Z. Maniya is currently an MD/MBA Candidate at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. During his undergraduate years at Georgetown, Omar studied biology and economics and gained experience at the intersection of medicine, business, and policy in Healthcare Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets, at the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, and in the Advocacy office of the American Medical Association.

            Omar was one of only two first year medical students to receive the prestigious AMA Foundation Excellence in Medicine Leadership Award for his work with Primary Care Progress to advocate and successfully lobby for the bipartisan introduction of the "Family Healthcare Accessibility Act," a bill that reforms malpractice for volunteer physicians at community health centers, to both the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Omar currently serves as an ambassador for the philanthropic arm of the AMA, and holds a variety of leaderships within the AMA's medical student's section. At Georgetown, Omar founded the Business of Medicine group to serve as a platform for medical students to discuss nonclinical issues that effect physicians, before founding the MD MBA Association to serve as a professional network and resource for MD/MBAs.
  • What do you plan to do with your MBA?[+]
            In the future, Omar hopes to combine his interests in business and medicine to develop novel healthcare delivery models that can provide more accessible and higher quality care at a sustainable cost.
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