Getting into management consulting as a physician or medical student

Getting into management consulting as a physician or medical student

There are plentiful opportunities in management consulting for physicians. It’s notoriously difficult to be hired as a management consultant at one of the “big 3” consulting firms – McKinsey, BCG, and Bain. There are several programs to consider that are run by these firms, which are designed to give potential applicants a taste of what a career in consulting is like, but also to assist with recruitment and identifying applicants who merit an interview.

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Physician coaching and speaking careers

Physician coaching and speaking careers

Those who love to give advice to others or enjoy being up in front of an audience can look into career options in coaching and public speaking. Healthcare professionals with a particular area of interest or expertise have a great background for this.

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Careers for physicians in business and management consulting

Careers for physicians in business and management consulting

Business savvy physicians who have a general interest in influencing medicine from a more global scale may be interested in working in business consulting or practice management positions. There are a number of global firms working to improve healthcare that seek to hire physicians to serve as consultants to their clients.

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Careers for physicians in the financial sector

Careers for physicians in the financial sector

Physicians with great financial management skills, an eye for the next great investment, and an interest in consulting may enjoy one of the many ways they can provide financial consulting. Venture capitalism (or another form of financial consulting) can prove to be a great move for physicians looking to make a career shift or supplement their income.

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Medical-legal consulting for physicians

Medical-legal consulting for physicians

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.

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Careers for physicians in healthcare administration

Careers for physicians in healthcare administration

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.

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Global health and non-profit careers for physicians

Global health and non-profit careers for physicians

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.

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Careers for physicians in public health and population medicine

Careers for physicians in public health and population medicine

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.

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The spectrum of work types for physicians

The spectrum of work types for physicians

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.

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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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