There's a nice blog post on the Propel Careers blog on the topic of transitioning from academia to industry. We probably all know of academic physicians who made the career move to enter the pharma or biotech industry. Although they may face criticism from some of their colleagues for going to the "dark side," there are a number of reasons why physicians may choose to transition from academia to industry.
The blog post is titled, "Propel's Industry Insights - transitioning from academia to industry – Kevin Sprott." Kevin does a nice job outlining some of the myths and facts associated with such a transition. You can read the blog post here. (by Kevin Sprott, Business Advisor, Propel Careers)