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Physician NonClinical Careers is presented to inspire, encourage, and teach physicians how to pivot to a new career. John Jurica will present topics important to pivoting physicians and interview experts and physicians who have completed their career pivots.

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Physician NonClinical Careers is presented to inspire, encourage, and teach physicians how to pivot to a new career. John Jurica will present topics important to pivoting physicians and interview experts and physicians who have completed their career pivots.

    How Does a Physician Land a Pharma Clinical Development Job?

    How Does a Physician Land a Pharma Clinical Development Job?

    Dr. Laura McKain is a board-certified physician with more than ten years of pharmaceutical industry experience. She has experience with clinical-regulatory strategy, study design, protocol writing, Phase 2-4 clinical trials, medical monitoring, safety surveillance, data analysis, and report writing.
    She received her medical degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and completed her training in obstetrics and gynecology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. She was in private practice for over twelve years where her clinical interests included well-women care, contraception, HPV, menopause management, as well as general and high-risk obstetrics.
    In 2008 she transitioned her career to the pharmaceutical industry where she was involved in clinical development projects encompassing a broad range of therapeutic areas. She was involved in bringing two new therapeutics to market.
    She retired from full-time work, recently. She is now focused on helping other physicians to find new nonclinical careers. She does that in several ways. She is a career coach and resumé expert at mckainconsulting.com.
    And she is the founder of the Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group. Many of you are one of its 17,000 members. It is the premier group where physicians can connect with other physicians, share advice, find job openings, and obtain valuable advice and mentorship about nonclinical careers.
    Today Dr. McKain describes strategies for finding a pharma job in the area of Clinical Development.
    To access the show notes and the links for this episode, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/clinical-development-job.
    If you'd like to join my Nonclinical Mastermind Group, you can learn about it at nonclinicalphysicians.com/mastermind.
    Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide.
    Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs.
    Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1

    • 42 min
    Get Ready for What Will Happen When You Quit Your Miserable Job

    Get Ready for What Will Happen When You Quit Your Miserable Job

    What can you expect, and how should you prepare, when leaving your current position? 
    Most of you will be in the following situation:
    Working for a medical group or healthcare system.  You find clinical medicine to be frustrating and unrewarding for a variety of reasons, including: lack of respect, understaffing, poorly designed or slow EMRs, long hours, churning of patients to maintain worked RVUs, entitled, angry patients, endless paperwork, lack of control over your hours, staffing, vacations, etc. You’ve checked out emotionally and you realize that something must change. You may envision the following scenario:
    You're going to find something else to do, either clinical or nonclinical, or both, Once that’s locked in, or you have a really good plan, you will give your separation notice to your employer, You will leave in a few weeks to a few months from now, and that will be that! Problem solved. Unfortunately, that is not how it usually goes. If not fully prepared, what follows are a series of unexpected financial, legal, and/or psychosocial consequences that can slow or complicate your departure. 
    Financial Issues
    Any pivot will have financial consequences. If there is a gap between jobs, you’ll need a nest egg to get you through the time when income temporarily stops. This is ameliorated if you have passive income from other sources or a spouse’s income can cover expenses while you’re in the process of transitioning.
    Legal Issues
    This leads us right into the legal ramifications. An employment contract is typically a long and complicated document, with many provisions that are forgotten until separation is imminent. And some of them will prevent, postpone or complicate your departure.
    Psychosocial Issues
    You may observe a common behavioral pattern in colleagues and employers when leaving.
    That pattern is Kubler-Ross’s 5 Stages of Death and Dying. You may go through the stages of denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance once you come to the realization that you can no longer tolerate working in the current healthcare environment. But you may not be prepared for those very same steps occurring in your colleagues and employer. The denial and anger of those around you can be particularly disconcerting.
    You may intend to be completely professional and deliberate as you wrap things up. But prepare yourself for others to be oppositional, upset, angry, or in denial. This may manifest as passive-aggressive or overtly hostile behavior.
    Your managers may avoid you, even though there are issues to take care of. They may try to involve you in matters that are no longer of your concern. And they may attempt to burden you with more than your share of on-call duties.
    Oftentimes, you’re leaving an employer because it is dysfunctional. It may not be run like a business: no regular meetings, problems are ignored, strategic planning is nonexistent. It is naïve to think that a business that is dysfunctional is going to respond to your departure in a functional way.
    Listen to the complete episode to learn how to prepare for these challenges. Remain calm, deal with the chaos logically, follow the advice of your accountant and attorney, and move on.
    To access the show notes and the links for this episode, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/get-ready.
    If you'd like to join my Nonclinical Mastermind Group, you can learn about it at nonclinicalphysicians.com/mastermind.
    Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide.
    Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs.
    Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1

    • 24 min
    How Does Mind Remapping Help with Nonclinical Career Transition?

    How Does Mind Remapping Help with Nonclinical Career Transition?

    Dr. Maiysha Clairborne was a guest of the podcast on Episodes 40 and 151. She has returned to the PNC Podcast because she is an amazing coach. She has worked with hundreds of physicians to improve their careers and their lives. And she has a new program that I want to learn more about and share with you.
    As a quick reminder, Maiysha is a Board Certified Family Physician, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Master NLP and Hypnotherapist Trainer, Successful Entrepreneur and Author of The Wellness Blueprint and Eat Your Disease Away.
    She is a fellow podcaster. Her show Next Level Physicians: Think Outside the Box, can still be found on any podcast app. But her recent focus has been on a new show called The Black Mind Garden in which Maiysha engages in conversations about the unconscious patterns that influence thoughts, emotions, and actions, and how to shift the narratives to improve our lives.
    Along the way, she has brought together all of her training and experience and created the Mind Remapping Academy. And in today’s interview, she explains what NLP and mind remapping are, how we can transform negative thinking, and how to use language to empower ourselves and positively influence others.
    I recommend you, relisten to this episode in order to fully understand the concepts Maiysha described to us. They are very powerful.
    And if you are interested in learning more about mind remapping, you should definitely subscribe to her podcast The Black Mind Garden. And check out her website and academy at mindremappingacademy.com.
    To access the show notes and the links for this episode, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/mind-remapping
    If you'd like to join my NEW Nonclinical Mastermind Group, you can learn about it at nonclinicalphysicians.com/mastermind.
    Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide.
    Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs.
    Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1

    • 38 min
    PNC Podcast Blast From the Past - No Residency Is No Problem

    PNC Podcast Blast From the Past - No Residency Is No Problem

    This discussion was first presented in June of 2019. It was in response to one of the most common questions brought up in the Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group.
    Your MD or DO degree is valuable. It enables you to compete for jobs with PhDs and PharmDs. Remember, too, that these jobs are open to residency-trained physicians, often at slightly higher salary levels to start.
    1. Medical Writing For physicians looking for flexibility and work they can do from home, medical writing may be the answer. With a vast range of options, from blog articles to technical writing, discouraged doctors are sure to find something that fits their needs.
    2. Clinical Documentation Improvement Medicare regulations have caused an explosion of companies focused on Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI). As a CDI professional, you will be trained in the intricacies of translating chart notes and discharge summaries to appropriate billing codes. This work is extremely important to hospitals because it determines whether appropriate payments are collected and how quality measures are reported.
    3. Medical Communications Generally, you’ll be working in marketing agencies that deal with pharma and device companies. It’s a great role if you enjoy working in a conventional office with a regular schedule. Teamwork and communication skills are important. There are ad agencies that hire medical directors in most major metropolitan areas of the U.S.
    4. Consulting Consulting can be an excellent career choice for physicians lacking postgraduate training. Firms sometimes prefer doctors without experience so they can train them to their way of doing things, without the need to break old habits. Depending on the firm and your location, it may require significant amounts of travel. It can be very lucrative, though, with opportunities for advancement.
    5. Medical Monitor Doctors with experience working in research or on pharmacy committees are suited to a career as a  medical monitor. Medical monitors support research studies and ensure that they are medically sound. They track adverse drug reactions. And they serve as liaisons between principal investigators and the coordinating Contract Research Organization or pharmaceutical company.
    6. Medical Science Liaison An MSL is a good entry-level job in the pharmaceutical space. Ideal candidates must be familiar with the regulatory landscape. This career involves regular travel and meeting new people. The course Build a Rewarding, Lucrative Career as a Medical Science Liaison will walk you through the process of finding your first MSL position.
    Summary There are many jobs in the healthcare industry available to physicians without residency training. Since the original episode aired, additional jobs have been presented here on the podcast. In Pharma, there are jobs beyond MSL and medical monitor positions. 
    In Episode 209, Dr. Marsha Caton described the tactics for landing clinical scientist, clinical research associate, or technical medical writer jobs. And there will be more on that subject in Episode 214 with Dr. Laura McKain.
    To access the show notes and all of the links for this episode, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/no-residency-is-no-problem
    If you'd like to join my NEW Nonclinical Mastermind Group, you can learn about it at nonclinicalphysicians.com/mastermind.
    Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide.
    Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs.
    Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1

    • 36 min
    Want to Establish a Concierge Practice Before Finishing Your Fellowship?

    Want to Establish a Concierge Practice Before Finishing Your Fellowship?

    Dr. Brook Choulet is a concierge psychiatrist and the founder of Choulet Wellness in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Choulet was raised in San Diego, California, and completed her medical degree at the University of Missouri Kansas City’s rigorous six-year BA/MD program.
    She then pursued training in General Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. She is currently in her final year of training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through Creighton University’s fellowship program in Phoenix, Arizona.
    Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandfather, she will be a third-generation adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She built her own concierge-style business during her residency and began to expand and hire other practitioners while still in fellowship.
    In her private practice, she focuses on using a combination of medication management and therapy. The practice consists of a single office now and will be expanding into a second office this fall.
    She has other interests, including a desire to help other physicians identify their career goals and grow their practices. So she mentors and consults with other physicians wishing to start their own practices. And she recently obtained her real estate license.
    Brook explains how she started her concierge practice, and why it eliminates most of the headaches of typical employment. And she believes that other physicians should consider starting a similar type of cash-based clinic, whether using the membership or hourly pay-as-you-go model.
    To access the show notes and all of the links for this episode, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/establish-a-concierge-practice
    If you'd like to join my NEW Nonclinical Mastermind Group opening this fall, you can learn about it and join the waiting list at nonclinicalphysicians.com/mastermind.
    Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide.
    Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs.
    Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1

    • 37 min
    Use These Simple Tactics to Land a Fantastic First Pharma Job

    Use These Simple Tactics to Land a Fantastic First Pharma Job

    Dr. Marsha Caton obtained her M.S. in Biology and Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years and is an expert in managing NDA submission teams and delivery of regulatory documents for drug approval.
    She has expertise in medical writing, medical affairs, pharmacovigilance processes, health authority responses, and regulatory guidelines. Her experience working in pharma runs the gamut from scientific consultant, medical writer, and clinical research associate, to medical affairs specialist and pharmacovigilance scientist.
    Pharma is a huge industry, with thousands of physicians working in dozens of different job categories. And some of these jobs can be filled by physicians with almost any background and experience if certain strategies are implemented.
    Today we get the perspective of a Ph.D. who has worked in several companies, at different levels. She applies what she has learned to help physicians break into Clinical Development, a challenging field to break into. As she points out, however, it can be done with some planning, networking, and adjustments to your resumé.
    I've listed many helpful links to the resources Marsha mentioned in today's interview. To get those, go to nonclinicalphysicians.com/first-pharma-job
    If you'd like to join my NEW Nonclinical Mastermind Group opening this fall, you can learn about it and join the waiting list at nonclinicalphysicians.com/mastermind.
    Get an updated edition of the FREE GUIDE to 10 Nonclinical Careers at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freeguide.
    Get a list of 70 nontraditional jobs at nonclinicalphysicians.com/70jobs.
    Check out a FREE WEBINAR called Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job at nonclinicalphysicians.com/freewebinar1

    • 42 min

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