Physician re-entry is a hot topic that is gaining more momentum these days. There are several forces that are significantly impacting this re-entry phenomenon. First, retired physicians need income because they've lost much of their savings and/or they under-estimated how long they would live and how much money they would need. Also, the national physician shortage is triggering more physicians to re-enter the workforce. We also have moms and others who temporary left the clinical scene to raise a family, and now they're re-entering the workforce. How are these physicians doing it?
The Dec. 15, 2010 AMA Wire has an article titled, "Re-entering the work force? Let the AMA help you navigate the challenges." You can read that article here.
The AMA has a web page focused on physician re-entry fact/resources/articles. You can view that here: http://www.ama-assn.org/go/reentry
Don't forget about the Physician Re-entry into the Workforce Project. You can learn about that project here.