Find a New NonClinical Work-Life Balance

No Call, no midnight trips to the ER, no nasty insurance clerks, no demanding administrators.
Every day I speak with physicians about nonclinical careers. If find it amusing that so many tell me, "I just don't want to have to take call...." not realizing that outside medical practice the very concept of "call" is pretty rare. Still, what they are really saying is that they no longer want their career to be the most dominant factor in their lives.

That's understandable, and it's very reasonable. Physicians not only put in more weekly hours than most professions, they also put in more, what I'll refer to as, direct contact hours. What I mean by "direct contact" is hours that must be performed on site,  with a patient, in their professional settings. Plus, the restrictions that go along with even the indirect contact hours can still greatly intrude on any sense of personal time. 

My message to physicians interested in transitioning into nonclinical careers is this, it really is a completely different world outside exam and operating rooms. Even if your ambition is to be a highly paid executive, contacts and decision making after hours is less frenetic. You can discuss business over a glass of wine, and as I often quote an old client, "you can even make a mistake here and there because, after all, nobody is going to die."

If your ultimate objective is to reclaim more of your personal life and to create a more rewarding or balanced work-life relationship, don't look at a nonclinical transition with skepticism, but rather with very real and rewarding expectations. 

If you'd like to learn more, just text or call me at 720-339-3585. I'll offer you a no-charge, no-obligation hallway consult to answer more of your questions and to assuage many of your fears and concerns. 

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