Physicians’ Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and by David M. Center MD (auth.), Richard D. Urman, Jesse M.

By David M. Center MD (auth.), Richard D. Urman, Jesse M. Ehrenfeld (eds.)

Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their clinical education and services to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their objectives are various:

· discover consulting in order to enhance sufferer care

· Lay the basis for a occupation in educational medicine

· supply management in healthcare

· develop ties among a health center and the community

· develop one’s event as a clinical scholar

· As a journalist or author, open a window onto drugs for non-experts

Some physicians will pursue one other measure, whereas others would possibly not, in anticipation of entering into public carrier, company, schooling, legislation, or equipped medication. Their universal floor is the need to augment their expert fulfillment.

Drs. Urman and Ehrenfeld’s booklet positive aspects person chapters at the good selection of non-traditional careers for physicians, every one written via a great chief in drugs who him- or herself has effectively solid a distinct profession direction. a last bankruptcy brings jointly interesting short profiles – “case experiences” – of physicians who've extraordinary themselves professionally open air of conventional settings.

Suitable for readers at any aspect of their clinical profession – practitioners, fellows, citizens, and scientific scholars – who are looking to discover percentages past conventional scientific perform, the e-book additionally units out common sense recommendation on subject matters equivalent to work-life stability, mentorship, and the connection among character and activity delight.

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At the end of his third year of medical school, Bob found himself struggling to decide which specialty to pursue. His ideal job would be to serve as the medical director for an international medical relief organization and he feels that being in this position would allow him to serve others, work internationally, and have an intellectually challenging and satisfying career. Given that there are few individuals in these positions, he identified some individuals within the institution who worked with international medical relief organization in the past and interviewed them about what skills and qualities might be necessary to pursue such a career.

The reasons for the change in this trajectory are many-fold. The options available to one entering the medical profession have expanded; there are more opportunities for enhanced interaction between physicians and those outside the practice of medicine; and the rapid and constant changes in our healthcare system are forcing a new need for adaptation. There is also some speculation that current generations (“Gen X” and “Gen Y”) are more apt to change careers to fit their changing life contexts. ” S.

If that individual’s area of weakness is mathematics, pursuing additional statistical training may become an exercise in frustration. 22 Fig. ) Fig. 2 The goal of the continuum of professional development S. Reddy 3 Career Decision-Making in Medicine: Practical Approaches 23 Once the level of baseline skills and interest is established, one can begin assessing what additional skills may be necessary to pursue a career or to change careers. If individuals who are already working in the areas of interest can be identified, they can be immensely helpful in outlining the skills necessary to succeed in a particular career.

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