July 16, 2018

Dr. Laura McKain Shares Advice for Entering Pharma

Physicians play a multitude of roles in pharmaceutical development. Not all come from academia; many started out in clinical practice. I was in a private Ob/Gyn practice for a dozen years before I decided I wanted a change. I studied my options and decided to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical industry. The short story… Read More

LinkedIn – Your Networking Treasure Chest

I stayed up too late the other night treasure hunting on LinkedIn. I kept saying to myself, “Just one more search, then I’ll stop. I promise.” But I couldn’t. I kept trying new searchers for potential contacts. When the results came up, my eyes would widen and I’d say, “Wow! What a great profile! I… Read More

Up and Coming Non-Clinical Career: The Physician Advisor

If you’re not familiar with the role of the physician advisor, then grab a seat and some popcorn.  This may be of interest to you. To introduce this exciting opportunity, I’m reaching back in time (and horribly dating myself) to a scene from the film, The Graduate.  Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) doesn’t know what he’s going… Read More

Get Your Interview Ducks In A Row

My very first medical school interview was a doozie.  I was caught totally off guard.  The first thing the physician interviewer said to me was, “If you weren’t a Texas resident, we wouldn’t even be interviewing you.” “Wow.”  I thought.  “What side of the bed did you get up on?”  Being rather stunned, I didn’t… Read More

Working From Home: Part I – Chart Review

I’m hearing from more physicians who want to work part-time from home.  The reasons vary: more time with the kids, a less stressful environment, greater job flexibility and some extra income. With advances in communication technology and the availability of digitalized information, the opportunities to work from home are increasing in many professions, including healthcare…. Read More