Whether you are transitioning from one clinical job to another, or making the leap into the nonclinical world, a common question physicians have is whether to take a break between jobs. Most of you need and deserve some time off, but may be wondering how that will affect your resume, finances, or future ability to practice. I’m taking an in depth look at this issue on today’s solo episode and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of taking time off between jobs versus transitioning directly from one to the next.
In this episode we’re talking about:
- How to approach this decision if you’re experiencing burnout
- Why a break may help bring clarity to your decision making
- A primary care physician who took a year off during her transition
- A surgeon who felt taking a break saved her life
- Ways to mitigate any potential gaps in your resume or loss of income
- Maintaining your licensure and board certification
- Some unexpected emotions that may come up during a break
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