Why Earn an M.S. MCT degree?

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Students completing the M.S. MCT program are prepared as formally trained health professionals to contribute to population-based, culturally appropriate, and innovative approaches concerning current and emerging medical cannabinoid therapeutic applications and community wellness initiatives. The LECOM M.S. MCT program builds upon the foundational osteopathic principles and competencies focused on whole-person care, mind, body, and spirit. The curriculum centers around the evolving medical cannabis policies, organizational management, environmental and occupational health, social and behavioral implications, pharmacokinetics, vertically integrated business systems, macro-economic, governing laws and regulations, and ethical impacts. Students will also gain an understanding of the basic chemistry and efficacy of the current medical cannabinoid pharmacological industry. Special focus on production, packaging, and dispensary delivery systems business structures of the Medical Cannabinoid industry within the United States and the world.

Healthcare is a major business; one that requires talented administrators to manage the growing demands of medical services, technological advancement, new medical therapeutics, and compliance with regulatory environments. Formally trained health services administrators are poised at the forefront of these demands and must be exceptionally prepared to provide the skills and leadership needed to guide the rapidly evolving, multibillion dollar Medical Cannabinoid Therapeutic’s industry.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.

As our population grows and ages, so will the demand for exceptional administrators to manage new discoveries in healthcare.

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Preparing Your Future

The LECOM SHSA programs provide students with indispensable knowledge, leadership, and communication skills required to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health service organizations such as hospitals, health care facilities, public health care organizations, pharmacies, private practice groups, and senior living centers. The knowledge gained from these programs is vital to the understanding, planning, and implementation of sound fiscal policy, strategic planning, industry compliance, ethics, and responsible governance.