As doctors, we are walking away from traditional medical careers in droves.
But how do we best navigate career change to ensure we end up in impactful roles we LOVE.. and working on our own terms?
Dr. Abeyna Bubbers-Jones, intrepid career changer & Founder of Medic Footprints, is on a mission to connect 1 million doctors with the best in diverse careers by 2030.
Every week she addresses 1 question a doctor faces when they make the move - by providing incredible insights from her own experiences and that of her diverse guest speakers.
If you're a doctor taking your career into your own hands, you cannot afford to miss a single episode.
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From Medical Consultant to Entrepreneur - Making the Move Later in Your Career
James McFetrich is an emergency medicine consultant with twenty years’ experience who talks with me just as he is beginning his new career in the entrepreneurial space as a freelance medical educator He talks with me about his journey and discusses the steps he implemented to build his unique selling point and why it's vital to identify your target clients and understand what you can do to help them as part of positioning yourself successfully This is an episode with great content for anyone who wants to understand exactly what it takes to make a change from clinical medicine and move into the entrepreneurial space with the life-work balance you want
How Do You Turn Your Health tech Idea Into Reality as a Doctor ?
How do you turn your health tech idea into reality as a doctor? I’m talking to Dr Michael Watts co-founder of Blüm Health, a software development company founded by clinicians and engineers who are enabling digital health innovation by supporting solo entrepreneurs and NHS trusts to turn ideas into reality We focus on the steps needed to take an initial concept to the point of delivery and discuss the potential challenges. With the right support, a health tech idea can be the change that improves outcomes and adds value and Michael shares great content about how clinical entrepreneurs can successfully achieve this
Career Capital And Culture in Pharma - feat. pharma doctor and social entrepreneur Dr. John Ndikum
What is the culture like in pharma for doctors? In this episode John Ndikum, doctor, writer and poet talks with me in depth about a career in pharma, the entry pathways and the foundations you need We discuss career capital - the fuel you need to advance you to where you want to be in your career and the impact of culture in both start-ups and larger organisations and how to have the difficult conversations As we go deep this is a great opportunity to hear why you should upskill in the direction you want to go and make every action a tactic in your journey to where you want to be
US vs UK Doctors: what are the alternative career challenges? - feat. US non-clinical career guru Dr. John Jurica
Why do Doctors seek alternative careers in the US vs the UK? In this, not to be missed episode, I’m introducing you to John Jurica MD, MPH, CPE, co-founder and career strategist at New Script and the host of the hugely successful Physician Non-Clinical Careers podcast John pivoted from clinical to non-clinical work and is passionate about helping other doctors to understand the possibilities and extensive range of alternative opportunities out there. We discuss the difference between doctors exploring different and diverse careers in the UK and US and take a look at the driving factors for diversification. John also shares great information on alternative careers in the US that utilise the inherent and extensive skill sets of doctors
The 4 Key Pillars You Need to Move Careers as a Doctor
I have worked with many doctors supporting them to move into new roles and careers and in this episode, I’m introducing and sharing my 4 key pillars for a career move To get the best role you need to have a strategy about the approach you are going to take along with clarity and focus on where you want to be and the 4 key pillars are the structure you need to make the move into a new role and be well positioned for the next opportunity
Chief Medical Officer - How Senior a Doctor do you REALLY need to be?
‘How senior a doctor, do you need to be to a Chief Medical Officer?’
In this episode I am joined by Dr Johnny Andrews to discuss the role of a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and what it really takes to be one.
Is seniority as a doctor a key factor in whether you can get this role?
Johnny himself has made the journey to CMO from Foundation year 2 level and shares great insights into the role and what it takes along with great tips on what YOU can do to effectively position yourself to make it to Chief Medical Officer at a company of your choice.
Oh.. and we mention 'CCT'.. a lot.. and didn't explain the acronym for those not familiar with the term. It means 'Certificate of Completion of Training' in the UK - where you become the golden child.. AKA Consultant or the point where you've finished your training in that specialty.
Every job and business will want something specific to their unique selling point
As CMO, you are an executive and leader within the company with managerial responsibilities
It was my background and exposure to regulatory procedures combined with being proactive about having the conversation
The size of the company influences the multiple skill sets required
There comes a point when you are growing a company that you need to be able to focus on specific areas
A leadership position will require decision making and the medical title means it’s a medical role requiring opinions and advice reflecting this medical position
Any doctor can do a number of roles It’s about confidence and how you sell yourself
Any doctor can apply to be a CMO its about you communicating your experience and skills
‘The role itself is medical and I bring my insights from the NHS’
‘I value the time face to face with patients’
‘Start-ups and more established companies have different expectations’
ABOUT THE HOST
Dr Abeyna Bubbers-Jones is a practising medical doctor and Founder of Medic Footprints: the global platform connecting doctors with diverse career opportunities beyond conventional medicine. Her mission is to dramatically elevate health outcomes in the world by connecting 1 million doctors with diverse careers by 2030. Continually exploring her own path off the medical treadmill, she has developed a wealth of expertise in specialist recruitment connecting industry & health tech companies with talented doctors, whilst
supporting & coaching doctors in their own career development and wellbeing. She is an
award-winning entrepreneur, Consultant Occupational Health Physician, BBC Expert Voice, Public Speaker, Musician and not-so-good boulderer!
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