- Medical writing. You can find some freelance/contract projects that have fixed durations (example: 3 months). You may also find some part-time writing projects that don't require extensive work experience as a formal medical writer.
- Consulting. Some start-up companies are looking for physician consultants to provide some medical direction and guidance as they develop their business strategy. Other companies may need physicians to offer advice about clinical workflow issues, decision-making processes, health care administrative issues, etc.
- Medical chart reviews. There are a growing number of companies that are paying physicians to review charts. Some chart reviews may be for medicolegal purposes. Other reviews may deal with claims and reimbursement. The world of "administrative medicine" is expanding quickly.
- Tutoring and teaching. There are many opportunities to help college and medical students with test prep (MCAT, USMLE Step 1, etc.). Some students need some personalized attention, especially if they struggle with a learning disorder, ADHD, etc.
- Blogging. Yes, blogging can generate supplemental income if you're creative and persistent.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Non-clinical opportunities for supplemental income
Some physicians spend many hours "moonlighting" to generate supplemental income for the household. There was a time when I did a fair bit of moonlighting myself. Many physicians are looking for creative, non-clinical ways to earn supplemental income. Here are some examples of ways you can generate some income in your spare time.