Fear is common for doctors interested in career change or a non-clinical career
Fear is for a number of reasons:
- What is out there?
- What if I can’t find a way to be happy in my career?
- How will I make the salary I need and am accustomed to?
- What will my family and friends think?
- What if the hospital or my partners find out?
Most have no idea where to turn. Many have been unhappy for years, maybe since their training; some started to feel dissatisfaction 5-6 years ago that has continued to grow stronger.
We embrace doctors at all stages in their career. Some are still in training, some have been out for 20+ years. The majority of the physicians who join this community are 3-7 years post residency and looking to either enhance their career, find a way to make medicine work for them or transition completely into a non-clinical role.
By nonclinical role, I’m not talking about a drastic switch like a job at Starbucks. There are medical director roles, pharma, medical communications, teaching, IT, finance, consulting, and much, much more.
The list goes on and on. These are things you don’t learn in medical school or training. Download this free video to hear from one doctor who transitioned to a nonclinical career.
There are always a lot of questions.
I was there. We’ve all been there. I remember being scared, ashamed, embarrassed and clueless as to where to go to figure it out.
The goal of this community is to help you start answering your questions, help you figure it out and connect you with others that may also be able to help you on your journey, whether it’s to enhance your current career, take on something part time or find another job.
This process is completely confidential and you don’t need to worry about anyone finding out. Many doctors start some of their conversations with us by calling on their cell phone from the car or sending us an e-mail from their personal e-mail address at home to keep things completely separate from their employer.