Stace Hall | University Advancement | 15 October 2007
Business students may not at first consider a job in the medical field out of college, but they are highly needed, Dr. Robert Aki said earlier this month.
"The people that run those hospitals, that make…decisions, aren't doctors anymore. They're not the patients, even. It's basically all about health care administration, and most administrators don't even have a medical degree," he said.
After graduating from BYU-Hawaii in 1995, Aki attended the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He then practiced for two years in Los Angeles and three years in Honolulu as a foot and ankle surgeon by trade. Aki explained how much the field has changed, though, since he completed undergraduate work. "Medicine has changed quite dramatically into much more specialized fields," he said.