December 8, 2019

3 key money questions to ask yourself before a career change

When I was running my derm practice and questioning my career path, I met with a guy I’ll call “Mr. Bow-Tie.” He owned a financial advising company in Austin. Mr. Bow-Tie had salt and pepper hair, a compact build, and dark, thick-rimmed glasses. He sported a red bow-tie with white polka dots. Probably not a… Read More

Having trouble networking on LinkedIn? Try this.

All dressed up and nowhere to go. Is this your LinkedIn profile? You’ve put in the time to get your headshot and entered in your professional history. You even have a number of contacts. But it’s like, now what?  What the heck do I DO with my profile?  How do I reach out to people… Read More

5 key tips to jump start your LinkedIn profile!

When you think about networking on LinkedIn do you feel a bit of dread? Would you prefer to not have to put yourself out there? Does sorting colored pencils sound like more fun? If so, you’re in good company. As a physician, most of you have not needed to be on LinkedIn. But as the… Read More

What changed for me at the SEAK Nonclinical Careers Conference?

This was my 10th year at the SEAK Nonclinical Career conference in Chicago. I attend SEAK every October to mentor and sometimes speak. This year there were close to 400 physicians looking for options besides patient care. What has changed in 10 years? Most things are still the same. It’s a fantastic conference and always… Read More

Are you being weak if you leave medicine or slow down?

I received an email update from one of my clients who’s an Emergency Medicine physician. After almost a decade of working in the ER, burnout and dissatisfaction with medicine prompted her to find a non-clinical job. She was just hired for a remote utilization review position with a well-known company. In her email, she mentioned… Read More