Your Non Clinical Career Diagnosis

Finding your nonclinical career focus in two days.

A journey is easier to complete if you know the destination. While that may sound obvious, Physicians call me daily and ask, "What do you have for me?" I always counter with, "What would you like to do," and the response is nearly always the same - silence.

That's not your fault. Nowhere in medical school is there a course focused on "what all you can do with your medical degree." From the moment you decide to be a physician your life is scripted to a single outcome, medical practice. Now, you're saying, I want to do something else, but what. The obvious question then becomes, what's out there or, "What do you have for me."

I've listened to many people advise physicians about how to find their focus, their inner calling, their passions. The bottom line... their recommendations are simply, sit down and think about it, or, it will come to you. 

You have already thought about it, and it's not come to you. So now what. I've developed a very concentrated and systematic approach to developing your focus. It's two days devoted entirely to you and about you. I administer a objective, behaviorally-based work assessment (the Birkman Method®) before we begin our two day journey and I follow a SOAP note to guide the process in a familiar manner. A sample agenda is below:

Day One

9:00 a.m.
Introductions and discussion of the Career Diagnosis Process
9:45 a.m.
Overview and discussion of physician career transition: Process, Issues, Challenges, Timelines.
10:15 a.m. 
Autobiography and Focus Exercises
1:00 p.m
Daily wrap up (time approximate based on accomplishing objectives

Day Two

  9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m.

Review of Birkman Results

10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Review of exercises and coordination with Birkman results

11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Presentation, discussion and analysis of “Desirable” and “Appropriate” career options along with an assessment of “job” versus “entrepreneurial” pursuits

12:00 p.m.   1:00 p.m.

Presentation and discussion of initial action plan and timeline

  1:00 p.m.

Discussion of next steps

Career Diagnosis wrap up (time approximate based on accomplishing objectives)


My actual objectives for our two days together are:

  1. to present you with an array of desirable and appropriate career options
  2. to help you make a choice, a selection, of one or two best-of-the-best career outcomes, and
  3. to develop your initial road map for implementation. 
Many physicians call me and say, I guess I need to decide what I want to do before we can start. I stress, "No," that is not the case, we can decide it together, and we can implement your transition process together. I schedule Career Diagnosis session seven days a week because weekends are usually easier for you to arrange than weekdays when you have office or surgery. If you want to jump start your career transition, this is the first step. 

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