Governmental and public policy careers for physicians

Governmental and public policy careers for physicians

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.

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How do I count years of experience as a physician changing jobs?

How do I count years of experience as a physician changing jobs?

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?

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How much should I charge to write articles about health and medicine?

How much should I charge to write articles about health and medicine?

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.

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Entrepreneurial New Year’s resolutions for physicians

Entrepreneurial New Year’s resolutions for physicians

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.

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Medical director jobs: types, responsibilities, and salaries

Medical director jobs: types, responsibilities, and salaries

If you’ve spent any time exploring non-clinical jobs in medicine or physician leadership opportunities, you’ve probably encountered the job title of Medical Director. You may have noticed that medical director jobs span a wide range of position types, pop up in several different areas within healthcare, and have vastly differing job descriptions and requirements.

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Physician leadership development programs with pharma companies

Physician leadership development programs with pharma companies

Physician leadership development programs can be an efficient way to transition from traditional medicine to a rewarding and lucrative career in the pharmaceutical or medical technology industry. These programs are developed and sponsored by large companies that see the value in introducing early-career physicians to the range of roles in the industry that require the knowledge, experience, and clinical expertise that doctors and healthcare professionals have to offer.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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