22 min

Medicine & Career Transitions: The Natural Progression We Have to Embrace & Stop Feeling Bad About Simply Worth It: Physician Negotiations with Dr. Linda Street

    • Careers

Change is a natural progression of our lives and careers - even as physicians. We won’t remain the same people we were when we started practicing medicine, and that’s a good thing! 
 
Shifting our jobs to something that aligns with who we truly are should be celebrated, and we should always be able to advocate for the changes we want. Whether we’re taking on a new role, changing practices, or modifying our schedules, pursuing something different is a sign of growth, not a setback. 
 
How do we advocate for ourselves at these transition moments? Why do we need to celebrate career shifts instead of judging them? 
 
In this episode, we’re going to talk about inevitable career transitions and how to negotiate when they come up. 



Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
 
- Why we need to embrace alternative paths 
In medicine, it’s so easy to celebrate one path over another. How can we learn to embrace people choosing what aligns with them, even if it’s not the “normal” journey?
 
- The truth about transitions 
As we go through these transition periods, there’s often a bit of uncertainty in the mix. Can we make the change feel less terrifying? 
 
- How to escape the pressure to follow the crowd 
Not everyone is built to be a clinician forever, and that’s okay. Why do we need to stop obsessing over how our careers are perceived, and start focusing on what works for us?

Change is a natural progression of our lives and careers - even as physicians. We won’t remain the same people we were when we started practicing medicine, and that’s a good thing! 
 
Shifting our jobs to something that aligns with who we truly are should be celebrated, and we should always be able to advocate for the changes we want. Whether we’re taking on a new role, changing practices, or modifying our schedules, pursuing something different is a sign of growth, not a setback. 
 
How do we advocate for ourselves at these transition moments? Why do we need to celebrate career shifts instead of judging them? 
 
In this episode, we’re going to talk about inevitable career transitions and how to negotiate when they come up. 



Three Things You’ll Learn In This Episode 
 
- Why we need to embrace alternative paths 
In medicine, it’s so easy to celebrate one path over another. How can we learn to embrace people choosing what aligns with them, even if it’s not the “normal” journey?
 
- The truth about transitions 
As we go through these transition periods, there’s often a bit of uncertainty in the mix. Can we make the change feel less terrifying? 
 
- How to escape the pressure to follow the crowd 
Not everyone is built to be a clinician forever, and that’s okay. Why do we need to stop obsessing over how our careers are perceived, and start focusing on what works for us?

22 min