DDS/MBA Program Enrolls an IPE Champ as Student #1

Jae Young Han has been an active visionary for interprofessional education and care at U-M.University of Michigan dental student Jae Young Han doesn’t just “get” interprofessional education: he makes it happen. In 2016, he co-founded a U-M School of Dentistry student group to work for greater integration of dentistry with other disciplines and helped obtain a $15,000 grant to bring oral health care and education to the underserved via U-M’s Student-Run Free Clinic. And now Jae has become the first student accepted to  U-M Ross School of Business for the DDS/MBA, a joint-degree program he advocated for and researched.

“Jae’s openness, creativity, passion and sense of purpose are a great match for the Ross MBA program,” said Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, U-M School of Dentistry associate dean for academic affairs (also an executive committee member of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education). “Jae’s leadership in creating an interprofessional student-led non-profit Bridges of Disciplines, to provide a sustainable model for health professions students to serve the community together, is one example of his visionary and collaborative mindset.”

Read more about the new DDS/MBA program, and how Jae hopes it will help  him create “positive disruptions in the evolution of dentistry in the state of Michigan, the U.S., and around the globe.” And watch video of Jae kicking off the Intro to IPE at U-M.