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Physician & CROs

Physicians interested in leaving clinical medicine and pursuing non-clinical careers are now looking to contract research organizations (CROs) for new opportunities. Dr. Laura McKain will be speaking on CROs at the SEAK National Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference to be held October 22-23, 216 in Chicago. Here is a recent interview with Dr. McKain: Q:  Dr. McKain, what are contract research organizations (CROs) [...]

2016-03-04T11:42:38-05:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Physician & CROs

Coaching for Physicians: New Career Path

More and more physicians are leaving clinical medicine to pursue a career as a physician coach. Dr. Helane Fronek, a physician coach, will be speaking at the SEAK Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference on October 22-23, 2016 in Chicago on physician coaching. Here is a recent interview with Dr. Fronek: Q:  Dr. Fronek, how did you get into coaching of physicians?  In 2008, [...]

2016-03-03T14:31:22-05:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Coaching for Physicians: New Career Path

Non-Clinical Careers at Insurers for Physicians

Physicians are taking a long, hard look at the benefits and rewards of taking a non-clinical position at a health insurer. Dr. Sosunmolu Shoyinka will be speaking on this topic at the SEAK Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference on October 22-23, 2016 in Chicago. Here is a recent interview with Dr. Shoyinka: Q:  Dr. Shoyinka, how do physicians who work for health insurers [...]

2016-03-03T13:08:36-05:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Clinical Careers at Insurers for Physicians

Non-Clinical Opportunities Available for Physicians

Many physicians are now supplementing their income by performing independent medical exams (IME’s) and disability reviews. This work has the advantage of low or no overhead and can be done on the physician’s schedule. Dr. Philip Marion will be speaking at the SEAK Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference on October 22 – 23, 2016 in Chicago. Here is an interview with Dr. Marion: [...]

2016-03-03T12:54:16-05:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Non-Clinical Opportunities Available for Physicians

Career Transition for Physicians

Many physicians are now considering a career transition. How should physicians proceed with their career transition?   Physician career coach Heather Fork will be a keynote speaker at the SEAK Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference October 22-23, 2016 in Chicago.   She will be speaking on: How to Plan and Execute your Successful Career Transition.   Here is a recent interview with Dr. [...]

2016-03-01T16:28:58-05:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Career Transition for Physicians

Physician Burnout Impacts Patients and Physicians

I recently had an opportunity to interview Tom Murphy, MD, the author of Physician Burnout: A Guide to Reconciliation and Recovery. Tom, how did you get interested in physician burnout? I first became interested in physician burn out when I experienced it myself.  It seems like just yesterday that I  had at in a posh auditorium in Chicago as an enthusiastic young adult [...]

2015-08-01T06:05:31-04:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Physician Burnout Impacts Patients and Physicians

Negotiating Your Physician Employment Agreement

Physicians who are better negotiators and understand how to negotiate their employment agreements will do significantly better than their colleagues. Remember, you can not only negotiate about salary and benefits but also for an improved lifestyle for both you and your family. While negotiation is an art and a learned skill, the following pullet-point techniques, if studied and utilized, will help all physicians [...]

2015-07-08T18:59:15-04:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Negotiating Your Physician Employment Agreement

5 Tips for Negotiating Your Non-Clinical Physician Employment Contract

Steven Babitsky, Esq. Physicians who are moving from a clinical practice to a non-clinical position will want to be prepared to negotiate a favorable employment contract. Here are recommendations to assist you. It’s not all about the money. Before you begin to negotiate salary you should consider items of equal importance, i.e.: Duties Hours Location Fringe benefits Corporate culture Support staff Long-term job [...]

2015-05-28T15:31:29-04:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Tips for Negotiating Your Non-Clinical Physician Employment Contract

Inertia & Physicians

Inertia & Physicians Changing Careers: What Jack & Suzy Welch Recommend Thousands of physicians are not happy or satisfied with their current employment situation. The recent Medscape Physician compensation 2015 report indicates that less than 50% of physicians feel that they are fairly compensated and approximately 50% ( depending on specialty) feel satisfied with their current employment situation. What are physicians doing about [...]

2020-03-24T08:07:31-04:00Uncategorized|Comments Off on Inertia & Physicians
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