Physicians with an interest in legal justice may find providing expert medical opinion or advising a legal team for case preparation to be quite rewarding. Many simply find it to be a great way to supplement a clinical career.
One of the ways I’ve earned a bit of extra income over the past few years is with online telehealth platforms. I’ve come across a number of reviews of various online telemedicine providers that are geared toward patients, though I haven’t had much luck finding information online about them from the physician’s perspective. So I thought I’d write a post about the platform I’ve had the most experience with – HealthTap.
As healthcare institutions continue to grow and the landscape of medicine continues to evolve, there is an increasing need for physician leaders in healthcare administration. Physicians have the insight of working within the system and know the unique challenges that clinicians face in providing care to their patients.
With more than 400 million blogs scattered across the internet, it’s easy to dismiss starting your own blog. Uncertainly about how readers will find your blog and fear of having nothing substantial to add to what already exists are common reasons to stick to being a reader rather than a blogger. But let me assure you that, as a highly-educated individual with expertise in medicine and healthcare, you definitely have something substantial to add.
Utilization management physicians assist the healthcare system with preventing overuse of medical resources and keep healthcare costs down. They generally work with health insurers to review pre-authorization requests or review claims submitted by physicians.
Being a physician advisor for a clinical documentation improvement programs provider can be a great opportunity if you enjoy teaching and want a break or a change from traditional clinical medicine.
Physicians, particularly those with public health, global health, healthcare administration, or business backgrounds may find that there is no shortage of positions in nonprofits around the world that could benefit from physician knowledge and training.
In a well-run laboratory with strong staff and good leadership, these tasks can often be accomplished with minimal, intermittent work on the part of the lab director. Many labs don’t need a full-time director to accomplish the job, which is why there are frequently part-time opportunities for physicians.
Physicians or medical professionals with a strong interest in preventive health and working to improve patient health on a larger scale may enjoy a position in public health. By working at the population versus the individual patient level, physicians can help research and enact public health programming that will affect the health of the general public.
Many jobs in medicine bring on the question of physician employee vs independent contractor. For those working as consultants or with alternative work arrangements, it’s important to understand the differences between various work arrangements.
Although many physicians may dread the bureaucracy, political maneuvering, and protocols involved in government work, it is incredibly important that physicians have a say in the legislation that affects the health of the citizens of the United States, whether nationally or on a local scale.
Years of experience can be difficult to quantify for physicians, since we have so much training during which we’re technically practicing medicine and gaining experience in the field. Moreover, for those with a career that has involved some combination of patient care, research, administrative work, or other responsibilities, your total years of professional experience will surpass your years of experience in any one of these job areas. So how do you tell if you meet the “years of experience” requirement for a position?
We’re starting the new year off with a bang here at L4Z by bringing you a marathon series of profiles for non-clinical careers for physicians and other medical professionals.
Jobs in medical writing are a terrific gig for healthcare professionals, both as a career and as supplemental freelance work. Rates for writing jobs cover an extensive range, which can make it difficult to propose a rate to a new client. In general, for almost any contracting work as a medical professional, I recommend charging a set rate per project.
Pick an MBA program that looks like a good fit for you and your schedule. Reputation should play a role, but not be the deciding factor. Consider changing jobs, and then getting an MBA, if your employer would sponsor you.
If you’re a healthcare professional who wants more than simply to earn a decent salary by going to work every day, you should have a professional New Year’s resolution. Look for Zebras is all about living your professional life to the fullest and on your own terms. To do that, you need to be proactive.