So, what are some common entry-level non-clinical jobs for medical school graduates? Let me start the discussion by focusing on a few industries:
- Medical communications. This includes medical writing, promotional medical education, marketing/advertising, certified medical education, consumer health, and much more.
- Pharma/Biotech. Here, one of the ways to "break in" is to start as a medical science liaison (MSL). Or, you could enter as a medical writer (regulatory writing, drug safety reports, etc.). You may wish to consider the clinical research side if you have research experience.
- Consulting. You may have a difficult time breaking into McKinsey and Company or any of the other top consulting firms, but there are other consulting companies that are looking for physicians. If you don't mind living out of a suitcase, then perhaps you may wish to consider a healthcare consulting job.