Preventing burnout as a physician

Preventing burnout as a physician

We hear so much about physician burnout, and what to do about it once it sets in. But, really, we should each be designing a career for ourselves that prevents burnout form the very beginning. We need to safeguard against the factors that lead to burnout so that it never even begins to set in.

10 skills you already have that lend themselves to a non-clinical career

10 skills you already have that lend themselves to a non-clinical career

There’s a tendency among physicians who are considering leaving clinical medicine to feel that they’re not adequately prepared or lacking the appropriate skill set for the new work. Even if you’ve spent your entire career to date in a clinical setting, you’ve acquired and used skills that are vital for a non-clinical career – even one that is only tangentially related to medicine.

Jobs for physicians in the pharmaceutical industry

Jobs for physicians in the pharmaceutical industry

By far one of the most popular non-clinical career choices for physicians is a job in the pharmaceutical sector. Pharmaceutical companies need physicians to help them in various areas including designing research studies, evaluating drug safety, and communicating their message to other physicians.

Resume template for non-clinical physicians

Resume template for non-clinical physicians

This resume template goes along with our three-part series on CVs and resumes for physicians pursuing non-clinical and alternative jobs. You may want to start out by reading the intro to this set of articles as well as Part 3, which focuses on resumes. 

Writing a winning résumé for nonclinical jobs

Writing a winning résumé for nonclinical jobs

You may be fine with a generic resume for an entire job search, but only if your job search is within a narrow field. If you’re applying for a job opening or to a particular company, you’ll want to a version of your resume that is explicitly geared toward demonstrating that you’re a great candidate for that specific role. But this doesn’t mean you need to do a total resume overhaul every time you send it to someone.

The Perpetual Vitae™ and how to write a physician CV

The Perpetual Vitae™ and how to write a physician CV

Developing a Perpetual CV will drastically improve your efficiency in applying for medical licenses, filling out job applications, and answering various questions that arise pertaining to your professional history.

Find fulfillment in your career as a physician

Find fulfillment in your career as a physician

Physicians often struggle to find fulfillment in their careers. The underlying meaning and significance of a career in medicine may be clear, but how to make it satisfying on a personal level is a different challenge.

I want to travel the world, but not go deeper into debt

I want to travel the world, but not go deeper into debt

I’m in my second to last year of residency, and really want to travel. Do you have any advice for how to go about this white not going more into debt that I already am, and also not make it super hard to find a job when I come back to the US?