Moonlighting was both a movie and a television show in the late eighties. I never watched the TV series, but I often think about the life of physicians who do a lot of moonlighting. Many residents moonlight so they can pay their bills and enjoy some entertainment in their lives. I used to be the king of moonlighting when I was a resident. I lived in the hospital all the time. My sense is that there are a growing number of physicians who are looking for some non-clinical moonlighting.
So where do people begin? Busy clinicians want to spend time with their families and they don't want to be bothered at nights or the weekends. What types of non-clinical opportunities are best suited for those who wish to continue their day job and moonlight in the non-clinical world? I hope to provide some insights into some opportunities over the next week.
Dr. Joseph Kim is the founder of NonClinicalJobs.com, an independent website owned and operated by Dr. Kim. He is also the President of MCM Education, a professional medical education and publishing company that develops continuing medical education (CME) activities in joint sponsorship with medical universities, hospitals, and medical associations. Dr. Kim is a digital entrepreneur and technologist who has a passion for health information technology, mobile health, and social media. He frequently speaks at conferences about non-clinical careers for physicians, continuing medical education, mobile health technology, and social media in medicine. Dr. Kim holds a bachelor of science in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a doctorate of medicine from the University of Arkansas College of Medicine, and a master of public health from the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health.