Physicians' Pathways to Non-Traditional Careers and Leadership Opportunities


Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their medical training and expertise to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their goals are diverse:
? Explore consulting as a way to improve patient care
? Lay the foundation for a career in academic medicine
? Provide leadership in healthcare
? Strengthen ties...

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Increasingly, physicians are leveraging their medical training and expertise to pursue careers in non-traditional arenas. Their goals are diverse:
• Explore consulting as a way to improve patient care
• Lay the foundation for a career in academic medicine
• Provide leadership in healthcare
• Strengthen ties between a clinic and the community
• Broaden one's experience as a medical student
• As a journalist or writer, open a window onto medicine for non- experts Some physicians will pursue another degree, while others may not, in anticipation of moving into public service, business, education, law, or organized medicine. Their common ground is the desire to enhance their professional fulfillment. Drs. Urman and Ehrenfeld's book features individual chapters on the wide array of non-traditional careers for physicians, each one written by an outstanding leader in medicine who him- or herself has successfully forged a unique career path. A final chapter brings together fascinating brief profiles — "case studies" — of physicians who have distinguished themselves professionally outside of traditional settings. Suitable for readers at any point in their medical career — practitioners, fellows, residents, and medical students — who want to explore possibilities beyond traditional medical practice, the book also sets out common-sense advice on topics such as work-life balance, mentorship, and the relationship between personality and job satisfaction.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461405504
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 12/3/2011
  • Edition description: 2012
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 385
  • Sales rank: 1,077,064
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard D. Urman, M.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Director, Hospital Procedural Sedation Management and Safety
Co-Director, Center for Perioperative Management and Medical Informatics
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA 02115 USA

Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, M.D., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Director, Center for Evidence-Based Anesthesia
Director, Perioperative Data Systems Research
Medical Director, Perioperative Quality
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37232 USA

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Table of Contents

Section 1. How to Choose a Balanced Career Path

Ch. 1- Changing Landscape of Career Opportunities in Medicine in the 21st Century: A Brave New World
David M. Center

Ch. 2- Personality Type and Job Satisfaction
Katharine M. Nicodemus

Ch. 3- Career Decision Making in Medicine: Practical Approaches
Shalini Reddy

Ch. 4- Work-Life Balance
Annekathryn Goodman

Ch. 5- Avoiding Physician Burnout
Steve A. Hyman

Ch. 6- Combined Degree Opportunities
Melvin Makhni

Ch. 7-Finding Fulfillment Outside of Medicine
Edward L. Amaral

Section 2. Business, Consulting, and Industry

Ch. 8- Managerial Development
Stan N. Finkelstein
Richard M.J. Bohmer

Ch. 9- The Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry
Jack T. Watters

Ch. 10- Healthcare Consulting
Jason Sanders

Ch. 11- Physicians in Management
Richard Marshall

Ch. 12- Physicians and Entrepreneurship
Peter R. Russo

Section 3. Medicine at the Macro Level: Public Health, Global Health, &Public Policy

Ch. 13- Public Health
Paul Biddinger

Ch. 14- Public Policy and Public Administration
Rahul Sakhuja
Palak Shah

Ch. 15- Global Health
Lena Ebba Dohlman

Section 4. Academia

Ch. 16- Careers in Academic Research
Rebecca L. Aft
Sheng F. Cai

Ch. 17- Careers in Medical Education
Simona Shaitelman

Ch. 18- Medical School Deans and Other Senior Administrative Officers
Kathleen Franco

Section 5. Law, Advocacy, & Public Service

Ch. 19- Legal Careers in Medicine
Deeona Gaskin

Ch. 20- Additional Opportunities in the Legal Field and Applying to Law School
Gregory Dolin

Ch. 21- Politics and Legislative Advocacy
Alexander Ding

Ch. 22- Organized Medicine
Samantha Rosman
David Rosman

Ch. 23- Physician Opportunities in the United States Uniformed/Military Services
Jeremy M. Huff
D. Kiley Mortensen

Section 6. Social Sciences, Journalism, Architecture, and the Arts

Ch. 24- MD-PhD in the Social Sciences
Erica Seiguer Shenoy

Ch. 25- Journalism, Publishing and Writing
Michael Axley

Ch. 26- A Different Angle: Physician and Architect
Ingrid Ganske

Ch. 27- Enriching Your Career through the Arts
Mary E. Thorndike

Section 7. Bioethics, Spirituality, Alternative Medicine

Ch. 28- Patient Safety
Alex Arriaga

Ch. 29- Bioethics
Lisa S. Lehman

Ch. 30- Spirituality and Medicine
Mary Kraft

Ch. 31- Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Darshan Mehta

Ch. 32- Volunteering in Your Community: Think Globally, Act Locally
Jean Hess

Section 8. Real-life Stories

Ch. 33- Leaders in the Successful Pursuit of Non-Traditional Careers in Medicine
N. Stephen Ober
Christopher Baugh
Mark Bloomberg
Spencer Borden
Maria Chandler
Joseph Fastow
Jonathan Gertler
Richard Kalish
Lisa Bard Levine
Peter L. Slavin

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