Thursday, May 5, 2011
Blending clinical medicine with entrepreneurship
Having a blended career that includes elements of direct patient care plus entrepreneurship allows you to have a stable source of income (clinical practice) but also lets you express your creativity and innovation as you start a company or develop a business model.
If you have a creative idea, an invention, or a novel thought that could turn into a business, then it could be time for you to carve out some time away from clinical medicine so that you can pursue your interests. Find a local entrepreneurship club and listen to the creative ideas that are shared and discussed. Explore your concepts with a few trusted individuals outside of your domain to see if your idea could turn into a viable business.
I enjoy working with startup companies because of the energy, the innovation, and the flexibility to shape the business in many different directions.