103 episodes

You know you're not alone. Many doctors are frustrated by bureaucracy, stagnation, and burnout. If you're stuck on a career treadmill and your hard work isn't getting you the results you deserve, you need The Career Rx! This podcast is about modern business, branding, social media, and digital platforms to help physicians advance their careers. Grow your practice, build a successful physician side gig, achieve academic promotion, become a physician entrepreneur, and even transition to a nonclinical career. From the author of The Social Prescription (social media for doctors) and the creator of The Rx Series (business, public speaking, professional branding, and digital marketing for doctors), this podcast will help you do more of the work you love (and less of what you don't) by teaching you both timeless and modern career strategies that you don't learn in medical school. Finally, enjoy career success on your own terms with The Career Prescription podcast for doctors and other healthcare leaders.

The Career Rx Podcast for Doctors Marjorie Stiegler MD

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You know you're not alone. Many doctors are frustrated by bureaucracy, stagnation, and burnout. If you're stuck on a career treadmill and your hard work isn't getting you the results you deserve, you need The Career Rx! This podcast is about modern business, branding, social media, and digital platforms to help physicians advance their careers. Grow your practice, build a successful physician side gig, achieve academic promotion, become a physician entrepreneur, and even transition to a nonclinical career. From the author of The Social Prescription (social media for doctors) and the creator of The Rx Series (business, public speaking, professional branding, and digital marketing for doctors), this podcast will help you do more of the work you love (and less of what you don't) by teaching you both timeless and modern career strategies that you don't learn in medical school. Finally, enjoy career success on your own terms with The Career Prescription podcast for doctors and other healthcare leaders.

    #102 - Five Tips for Saving Time and Getting The Right Things Done

    #102 - Five Tips for Saving Time and Getting The Right Things Done

    Everyone wants to save time, and everyone has too much to do! Are you looking for better ways to save time and get more done? I’ve found the secret is really more to do with finding focused ways to get the right things done. Listen to hear my five favorite time saving tips you can apply to all areas of your life.
    In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
    How priorities, scheduling, and an approach so easy (but few people actually do it!)Time blocking, efficiency, and how to ignore most of what’s competing for your attentionThe real secret to “doing all the things” Today I outline my top five tips to not only save you time, but to make better use of your time. These tips are probably things you hear all the time but today I challenge you to think about them a little differently and to apply them how I have described - even if you think it won’t work for you.
    Special announcement: My course, Industry Insider, is now accredited for up to 12 CME credits. Learn how to land an exciting and impactful role as a physician in the world of pharma, biotech, or medical devices, AND how to do that even if you think you're not qualified, don't have any connections, or concerned about a pay cut… I’ve got you covered!

    In this Episode: 
    [2:30] Taking control of tomorrow and the week ahead
    [6:00] Before you check another notification, ask this key question
    [9:05] Learn how to batch, even if you think that won’t work for you
    [11:30] Ignore it! No, for real. It’s OK and it works
    [20:00] Look for the “clutter” - and never leave the room empty-handed

    Links and Resources: 
    The Branding Rx - 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
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    • 21 min
    #101 - How to Choose the Right NonClinical Career with Dr. Chelsea Turgeon

    #101 - How to Choose the Right NonClinical Career with Dr. Chelsea Turgeon

    Do you feel trapped in your medical career? Worried that leaving clinical medicine is basically throwing your degree away? A mindset shift may be just what you need, from physician author and coach, Dr. Chelsea Turgeon. Listen to discover how you can align your career goals with your values. 
    In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
    How Dr. Chelsea Turgeon quit medicine, and now travels the world working remotelyWays to determine your deepest values in life - and what to do with that clarityWhy career changes alone often don’t solve physicians’ struggle to find fulfillment In this interview with Dr. Chelsea Turgeon, we take a closer look at the moments that defined her journey of ending her clinical medicine career to achieving her values of freedom, playfulness, spaciousness. She explains that values are the core motivation and core driver of what you really want. It all begins with asking yourself the right questions - start living your life for you.
    Special announcement: My course, Industry Insider, is now accredited for up to 12 CME credits. Learn how to land an exciting and impactful role as a physician in the world of pharma, biotech, or medical devices, AND how to do that even if you think you're not qualified, don't have any connections, or concerned about a pay cut… I’ve got you covered!
    In this Episode: 
    [3:17] How to trade external validation and the ‘achievement treadmill’ for internal fulfillment
    [9:30] Identifying your real values, and how to know if you’re living them
    [16:30] You don’t want to miss this exercise
    [23:10] The full scoop on how Chelsea left residency entirely to pursue coaching

    Links and Resources:

    Life After Medicine Podcast 
    Five Days to Career Clarity https://coachchelsmd.com/clarity/ 
    Follow Chelsea on Instagram: @coachchelsmd.
    Industry Insider - 12 CME hours - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut
    The Branding Rx - 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
    Support the show

    • 32 min
    #103 - What If I Regret Leaving Medicine? Discussing the Downsides of Nonclinical Jobs for Doctors

    #103 - What If I Regret Leaving Medicine? Discussing the Downsides of Nonclinical Jobs for Doctors

    Thinking about leaving clinical medicine, but worried about downsides? If you’re wondering if you’ll regret leaving clinical medicine, listen to this episode, and hear some concerns and questions from a listener like you.
    In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
    Questions you should ask yourself about nonclinical medicineWorries and fears physicians have around nonclinical career changesMyths that hold doctors back from pursuing nonclinical careersToday we take a deep dive into a listener's question about the experiences and expectations of possible regret when going from clinical to nonclinical. Listen along, and ask yourself these questions to help you decide whether leaving clinical medicine for a nonclinical physician career is right for you.
    Special announcement: My course, Industry Insider, is now accredited for up to 12 CME credits. Learn how to land an exciting and impactful role as a physician in the world of pharma, biotech, or medical devices, AND how to do that even if you think you're not qualified, don't have any connections, or concerned about a pay cut… I’ve got you covered!
    In this Episode: 
    [2:40] Normalizing fears that come with transitioning to nonclinical
    [6:30] Will you be bored? Will you find balance?
    [9:35] How final is this decision, or is there a way back?
    [14:20] What about job security? 
    [16:20] Once a physician, always a physician
    Links and Resources: 
    #88 - What Physicians Do in Pharma: Drug Discovery and Development
    #89 - Physician Jobs in Pharma: Medical Affairs
    #90 - Physician Jobs in Pharma: Clinical Research and CROs
    #91 - Physician Jobs in Pharma: Drug Safety and Pharmacovigilance
    The Branding Rx - 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
    Support the show

    • 20 min
    #100 - Success Stories - 3 Physicians Land Pharma Jobs Without Prior Experience

    #100 - Success Stories - 3 Physicians Land Pharma Jobs Without Prior Experience

    Still thinking you’ll never be able to land a nonclinical job? Ready to have the confidence to know you can, and you can even negotiate for a higher salary or a better package?
    Listen as I cover three inspirational success stories that prove a career transition is possible.
    In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
    Landing a pharma role without research experience - and without taking a pay cutGetting into a pharma career fresh out of residency training Negotiating an even better offer, yes - even without prior pharma experienceToday I’m sharing some success stories of three physicians I've been advising or working with, who have had amazing transitions from their clinical to industry careers in either biotech or Pharma. Physician expertise is of very high value in biotech, medical device, and pharma.
    I'm sharing this information, because I know that it helps actual people out there achieve their dreams and their goals. And if you are a listener and you enjoy it, I want you to know that you can take action and get some results from it.
    Special announcement: My course, Industry Insider, is now accredited for up to 12 CME credits. Learn how to land an exciting and impactful role as a physician in the world of pharma, biotech, or medical devices, AND how to do that even if you think you're not qualified, don't have any connections, or concerned about a pay cut… I’ve got you covered!
    In this Episode: 
    [2:13] Private practice psychiatrist to pharmaceutical medicine
    [6:00] US physician turned biotech company employee - with salary details
    [8:45] The path to Medical Affairs using niche clinical backgrounds

    Links and Resources:
    Industry Insider - 12 CME hours - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut
    The Branding Rx - 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
    Support the show

    • 14 min
    #99 - Real Estate Investing with Dr. Ronnie Shalev

    #99 - Real Estate Investing with Dr. Ronnie Shalev

    Want to move on from clinical medicine?
    Know you’re ready for a transition but not sure how to make it happen?
    Today’s guest might have the inspiration you need. She happens to be one of the first students in my Industry Insider course years ago, and she’s got a thriving career as a quality physician in the medical device industry.
    In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
    Looking for nonclinical careers from the private practice perspectiveAdvice about nonclinical resumes and nonclinical job searchingDr. Shalev’s experience in real estate investing for passive incomeThis episode is an inspiring conversation with Dr. Ronnie Shalev, a post market surveillance (quality) physician, about her transition from emergency medicine to her medical device industry career… and her adventures in real estate investing. Listen as Dr. Shalev details her journey through the ups and downs of clinical medicine, mastering how she presented her transferable skills, and creating passive income for more financial freedom. 
    Special announcement: My course, Industry Insider, is now accredited for up to 12 CME credits. Learn how to land an exciting and impactful role as a physician in the world of pharma, biotech, or medical devices, AND how to do that even if you think you're not qualified, don't have any connections, or concerned about a pay cut… I’ve got you covered!


    In this Episode: 
    [1:30] Dr. Shalev’s background and motivations for a change
    [11:20] A successful transition from private practice with no research or publication experience
    [23:40] It’s more than just ‘who you know’ (but knowing people helps!)
    [32:00] An unlikely story about 7-11s, AutoZone, and real estate success
    [36:20] The passive income strategy


    Links and Resources:
    Industry Insider - 12 CME hours - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut
    Check out her investing website: invest.shalwinproperties.com

    Find her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronnieshalevmd/

    • 41 min
    #98 - 10 Tips for Getting Lucky in Your Career

    #98 - 10 Tips for Getting Lucky in Your Career

    Can you create more luck in your career? Some people seem to really get lucky when it comes to opportunities and advancement. But today, we’ll talk about how you can influence and control how much “luck” comes your way. 
    In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:
    Your personal “Board of Directors” and who needs to be on it  How your personal narrative can be powerful for negotiationThe mindset that will help you say “yes” and “no” to the right thingsToday’s episode is a presentation I gave to a nonprofit foundation for undergraduates in STEM about 10 ways to set yourself up for success and luck in your career. Spending 15 minutes a week doing any one of these strategies will pay off enormously for you. Your career possibilities are truly limitless and if you lay this foundation, you will find that your career is very, very lucky indeed.
    Special announcement: My course, Industry Insider, is now accredited for up to 12 CME credits. Learn how to land an exciting and impactful role as a physician in the world of pharma, biotech, or medical devices, AND how to do that even if you think you're not qualified, don't have any connections, or concerned about a pay cut… I’ve got you covered!
    In this Episode: 
    [4:40] Luck favors the prepared
    [6:30] Mentors, sponsors, and coaches - oh my!
    [11:45] How to get insider connections
    [15:00] The insider information you need to look for
    [21:15] Curate your digital footprint in your favor
    [26:05] Work is not just about giving

    Links and Resources:
    Industry Insider - 12 CME hours - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut
    The Branding Rx - 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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43 Ratings

43 Ratings

ThisappsucksLK ,

High yield, must-listen for physicians

I just started listening last week and have already learned so much about non-clinical career options and how to set oneself up for success. Highly recommend going back through the show’s archive, it is pure gold.

dmayo002 ,

A must have podcast for those considering transitioning

Dr Stiegler’s podcast has been an INVALUABLE resource for me during my transitioning journey. She covers so many topics and listening to her podcast helps to construct actionable items that will get you going in the right direction. This podcast has offered encouragement along the way and reiteration that we all have immense value to add to other industries.

KensingtonStudio ,

Great, practical advice

I have learned so much from this podcast. After listening to all the episodes, I decided to enroll in one of Marjorie’s online courses. She gives advice that is specific and can be easily followed. She talks through the topics, rather than around them. I am so appreciative for her content.

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