Episodes
Dr. Gretchen Green has been a diagnostic radiologist since 2006. She completed her medical degree at Brown University Medical School. She then completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Yale University School of Medicine and a Women’s Imaging Fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Gretchen began expert witness work in 2015 and has served as an expert witness in diagnostic radiology for hundreds of cases for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. This enabled her to transition to...
Published 08/23/22
Today I want to revisit one of the most popular nonclinical jobs for physicians: Medical Science Liaison. It has been quite a while since I presented a podcast on this topic. So, I want to update you on this popular career option. An MSL serves as an educational and feedback link between a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or medical device company AND healthcare professionals. This role is strictly educational and collaborative in nature. Marketing and selling by MSLs is not permitted. ...
Published 08/16/22
Dr. Joe Sherman is a physician coach and retreat facilitator helping other physicians find more joy in their lives by escaping burnout and expanding possibilities. Joe is passionate about helping healthcare professionals discover how they can best match “soul to role” as they deliver compassionate care to their patients and clients. He is a consultant and coach in the areas of provider well-being, leadership, professional fulfillment, cross-cultural medicine, spirituality, and medicine. As...
Published 08/09/22
Claire Unis majored in creative writing and literature at Dartmouth College, where she wrote for and published a student newspaper. By senior year she had become a regular columnist in the daily school paper. While in medical school at UCSF, she enrolled in the MFA (master in fine arts) program at the U. of San Francisco, where she focused on writing memoirs and narrative nonfiction. She completed both degrees simultaneously. Now a practicing pediatrician, Claire is also a communication...
Published 08/02/22
George Jerjian is the author of Dare to Discover Your Purpose: Retire, Refire, Rewire. Check it out at georgejerjian.com. George retired after being given just six months to live. Thankfully, his diagnosis was wrong. His retirement though was “hellish”.   A former financial advisor, George is now on a mission to help retirees create a plan for their later years which is about more than money. His book shows Baby Boomers that retirement doesn’t have to be a disappointment and gives them the...
Published 07/26/22
Shelly Bhowmik, MD, MPH, is the founder of Platform Wellness, a practice dedicated to helping people heal from burnout. Her practice is based on the belief that mindset is medicine, a belief she realized through her own journey that began at the edge of a subway platform. Dr. Bhowmik is a double board-certified physician specializing in Preventive Medicine and Lifestyle Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences and completed...
Published 07/19/22
Ron Barshop is a serial entrepreneur with several ventures serving primary care physicians. His podcast Primary Care Cures has been named on top healthcare podcast lists and presents thought leaders and CEOs of models that are fixing primary care and most of what’s broken in healthcare.  He has chaired two angel networks in Austin and San Antonio and several capital campaigns. He has completed 10 marathons and won national and local leadership awards. He authored his soon-to-be-released book...
Published 07/12/22
This week, I complete my presentation explaining how to capitalize on nonprofit board membership. There are 5 domains that cover most of those skills. Financial Management Data Management Business Management Leadership Talent Management I described each of them in Episode #254. In this episode, I explain how I used my volunteer experiences to obtain such skills beyond those developed during my medical training and clinical practice. For each, I describe specific experiences you can...
Published 07/05/22
This week we return to a leadership and management topic. One challenge that must be faced when pursuing a nonclinical job, especially if it is a leadership or executive position, is demonstrating that you have the skills needed to be successful in that role. So, we start with that end in mind. Where do we get those skills, if they aren’t picked up in medical school or residency? Several places • Pre-medical school experiences • Post-residency experiences • By developing them doing...
Published 06/28/22
Dr. Anjani Mahabashya completed her medical training in India, then emigrated to the U.S. After participating in several elective experiences, she entered the McLaren Flint Internal Medicine Residency Program in Flint, Michigan. She then began her career as a hospitalist. Her career was suddenly interrupted as the result of a disabling injury in 2020. This jeopardized her long-term plans and she had to develop a radical new career trajectory. She obtained additional health care management...
Published 06/21/22
In this podcast, John offers a presentation he made to the MidCareer Neonatology Group of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Section of the AAP. As intensivists for newborns, they are as prone to burnout as any other hospital-based specialist. During the presentation, we get back to basics by defining a few terms, dispelling some myths, and offering ideas for those beginning their nonclinical journey. You will find links and a transcript of the episode...
Published 06/14/22
This week, John presents a topic in his Effective Physician Leadership Series. John learned a lot about working in a complex management environment as the chief medical officer for a 300-bed, stand-alone hospital. When reviewing a topic such as this, sometimes it’s fun and instructive to look at it from the perspective of what NOT to do.  So, John describes the 4 Things the CMO Should Never Say to the CEO. You will find links and a transcript of the episode at...
Published 06/07/22
Dr. Rachel Beanland completed her basic medical degree in the United Kingdom at the University of Bristol. A few years later, she completed additional Public Health training at the University of Sheffield. She worked for the NHS until 2014. Then she began her freelance work as an independent public health specialist. In 2019 she founded Resilience Yoga. In her Yoga practice, she helps women in medicine understand their needs and prioritize their health using evidence-based approaches,...
Published 05/31/22
Dr. Carl Peters graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia Medical School.  Then he completed his Family Medicine Residency Program at the University of California, Davis. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Urgent Care Medicine. A Family and Urgent Care physician with 25 years of experience and over 10,000 telemedicine visits, Carl is now offering his expertise in a variety of ways. He previously provided direction and expertise as medical director for a network of 12 new...
Published 05/24/22
In 2014, Dr. Abeyna Bubbers-Jones was an NHS Urology Specialist Trainee working in Blackburn (in northern England). Having graduated from medicine at the age of 22 at Nottingham, she worked for several years as a surgical trainee in the NHS. But she was yearning for something more. She moved to South Africa and worked as a trauma surgeon for nearly 2 years, revitalizing her love of medicine and realizing that a new challenge had helped her to gain the real satisfaction she needed to develop...
Published 05/17/22
Lynn Marie is a Mayo Clinic-trained physician, attorney, and former adjunct law professor. Dr. Morski spent nine years as a physician at the Veterans Administration. She is the President of the Psychedelic Medicine Association, the founder of PlantMedicine.org, host of the Psychedelic Medicine Podcast, and medical director for WayofLeaf.com and Nue.Life. The Psychedelic Medicine Association is a society of physicians, therapists, and health care professionals looking to advance their...
Published 05/10/22
Dr. Chelsea Turgeon completed her medical education at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. During year two of her OB/GYN residency, she realized clinical medicine was not a sustainable career choice. She resigned from residency, bought a one-way ticket to South Korea, and never looked back. Now, she has built a successful online coaching business helping healthcare professionals recover from burnout and forge their own path to career fulfillment. And in 2021, she published her...
Published 05/03/22
In this episode, John walks through the specifics of four unique nonclinical jobs that he has encountered during the past few years. For those who aren't looking for a traditional nonclinical career (in hospital management, pharma, medical writing, consulting, etc.) this is for you.  You'll find all of these unique jobs and something to consider. Each of them also has a specific training program available that will teach you how to prepare for and land your first job in the field.  You will...
Published 04/26/22
Dr. Andrew Wilner is a board-certified internist, neurologist, and epilepsy specialist. He is also a lifelong writer and has written many books and articles, covering both clinical and nonclinical subject matter. He found early in his professional career that locum tenens were the perfect solution to achieve work-life balance as a physician and writer. Having worked in a variety of locum positions, he published his book, The Locum Life: A Physician’s Guide to Locum Tenens, in 2019. He...
Published 04/19/22
Dr. Simon Maltais is an active cardiac surgeon in one of the world’s largest healthcare services institutions. He is an internationally recognized leader in the field of heart failure and alternative cardiac interventions. He is also a keynote speaker, has published more than 160 articles, and contributed to numerous books. As a board-certified surgeon from Canada, he has worked in two different countries and health systems. And he provides a unique perspective on the delivery of care and...
Published 04/12/22
Dr. Laura McKain is a board-certified physician with more than ten years of pharmaceutical industry experience in clinical development, and pharmacovigilance. 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.  In 2008 she transitioned her career to the pharmaceutical industry where she is involved in clinical development projects encompassing a broad...
Published 04/05/22
Kathryn Kraemer Troutman, also known as the Federal Resumé Guru, is the founder and president of The Resume Place, Inc., a service business located in Baltimore, MD, specializing in writing and designing professional federal and private-sector resumes, as well as coaching and education in the federal hiring process. For the past 30 years, Troutman has managed her Professional Writing and Consulting Practice, Publishing, and Federal Career Training business. With her team of 20 Certified...
Published 03/29/22
Dr. Lev Grinman is board certified in neurology and sleep medicine and works clinically as a neurophysiologist. Daniel Cousin is a board-certified radiologist, fellowship-trained, and certified in PET-CT and nuclear imaging. They co-founded Doctors for Providers, a company that matches collaborating physicians with nurse practitioners and physician assistants. The business is growing and looking for more physicians who are interested in earning extra income by providing this low-intensity,...
Published 03/22/22
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Chester Zoda was working 80-100 hour work weeks and feeling burned out and overworked. He decided to spend 2-3 hours on weekends starting an online course business. He started by teaching digital marketing using Facebook advertising. His first course made $5,000 in the first month. Dr. Zoda’s colleagues noticed how fast he was growing and wanted his help to do the same. So, he decided to teach his methods to a small group of physicians. He simplified his...
Published 03/15/22
Dr. Paul Hercock is an author, entrepreneur, and educator. He started personably serving medical device companies years ago. The recent adoption of the MDR Regulations in the European Union led to the need for more physicians in a variety of roles to help medical device companies comply with them. Paul wrote a book and was featured here on the podcast about 15 months ago. He’s here to update us on his business. And he answers questions about the new training program he developed to help...
Published 03/08/22