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Have you ever heard of a medical review officer, also known as an MRO? Chances are this may be new to you! This little-known nonclinical role could be a good fit if you’re looking for flexible work with a great work-life balance, and like detective work. My guest today, Dr. Erin Blackburn, is a pediatrician who now works as a medical review officer evaluating employee drug tests and processes. She’ll share how she discovered this line of work, what a typical day is like, and how you can get started in the field.
In this episode we’re talking about:
- Dr. Blackburn’s career transition journey
- The power of networking in your career search
- What exactly is a medical review officer and who makes a good fit for this role?
- The qualifications needed to become a medical review officer
- Some interesting cases Erin has encountered
- How Dr. Blackburn learned the ropes and why her job is like being a detective
- Compensation basics for side gig and employed opportunities as an MRO
Links for this episode:
American Association of Medical Review Officers
Medical Review Officer Certification Council
Physician Transition Starter Kit – A “must have” when you’re questioning your career path. This 25-page free guide answers many of your questions about career transition, nonclinical options, and how to just get started.
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