How to Handle 'You're Overqualified' in Interviews

Friday, August 31, 2012


TheLadders.com  has a nice, short article titled, "How to Handle 'You're Overqualified' in Interviews."  If you have a doctorate degree and you're trying to transition into a brand new industry, you may be viewed as "overqualified" regardless of your age. The reality may be that you're actually "under-qualified" because you lack experience working in that specific industry.

TheLadders.com  provides you with the ability to find high-paying non-clinical jobs in medical affairs, consulting, biopharma, investment banking, venture capital, and many other industries. Their targeted sites list more than 35,000 new $100k+ jobs each month across every industry, in companies of all types and sizes. They only list jobs that pay more than $100,000/year, including many C-level, VP, Director and Manager jobs. So, if you're in the market for a $100k+ job, you won't find a better resource anywhere.  



Introduction to Medical Writing (NYC)

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The New York Academy of Sciences is hosting a course in Sept for those interested in medical writing:

Introduction to Medical Writing

Monday, September 24, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street, 40th floor
New York, NY 10007-2157

Presented by Science Alliance

If you are considering a nonacademic career and have an interest in utilizing your critical thinking and science communication skills to create meaningful and captivating scientific content, then you might be interested in a career in medical education / medical communications. As part of the talk, we will be hosting an interactive workshop that will cover the basic skills required to be a successful medical writer. This workshop will cover important communication skills including, but not limited to, how to translate similar data to different audiences, how to identify key results from clinical trial data, and how to most effectively communicate these selected results.

*Networking reception to follow event.

More information can be found here.

Medicine and Business

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Make sure to read this article from "Bench and Bedside," the Stanford University School of Medicine Alumni Association Magazine. The article is titled, "Medicine Gets Down (and Up) to Business" and it highlights several highly-accomplished venture capitalists like Victor Perlroth, MD ’00, MBA ’01: The Serial Entrepreneur and innovators like Meetpaul Singh, ’96, MS ’97, MD ’00, MBA ’04: The Technology Innovator. The article also highlights the accomplishments of Kevin Grimes, MD, MBA ’93: The Mentor and Coach and Alexa Bisinger, MD candidate ’11, MBA candidate ’11: The Flexible GenNexter.

Notice a common theme here? These are all MD/MBA students or graduates. If you didn't get an MBA during medical school, it's never too late to go back to business school to pursue an MBA. That's what I'm doing.

Does your medical school offer a dual MD/MBA degree? If so, then I'm sure you'll also find some interesting articles in your alumni magazine or newsletter. Please share those with us so that we can highlight those stories here on NonClinicalJobs.com.

Given that the article was published last year, I'm sure that some of these folks are probably engaged in different ventures by now. That's the common theme among entrepreneurial, business-minded individuals who are actively seizing new opportunities in this rapidly-evolving world of health care.


Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians

Monday, August 27, 2012

Don't miss this Arch Intern Med article titled, "Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population"

Were you one of the 7288 who completed the survey?

Here's the abstract:

Background Despite extensive data about physician burnout, to our knowledge, no national study has evaluated rates of burnout among US physicians, explored differences by specialty, or compared physicians with US workers in other fields.

Methods We conducted a national study of burnout in a large sample of US physicians from all specialty disciplines using the American Medical Association Physician Masterfile and surveyed a probability-based sample of the general US population for comparison. Burnout was measured using validated instruments. Satisfaction with work-life balance was explored.

Results Of 27 276 physicians who received an invitation to participate, 7288 (26.7%) completed surveys. When assessed using the Maslach Burnout Inventory, 45.8% of physicians reported at least 1 symptom of burnout. Substantial differences in burnout were observed by specialty, with the highest rates among physicians at the front line of care access (family medicine, general internal medicine, and emergency medicine). Compared with a probability-based sample of 3442 working US adults, physicians were more likely to have symptoms of burnout (37.9% vs 27.8%) and to be dissatisfied with work-life balance (40.2% vs 23.2%) (P < .001 for both). Highest level of education completed also related to burnout in a pooled multivariate analysis adjusted for age, sex, relationship status, and hours worked per week. Compared with high school graduates, individuals with an MD or DO degree were at increased risk for burnout (odds ratio [OR], 1.36; P < .001), whereas individuals with a bachelor's degree (OR, 0.80; P = .048), master's degree (OR, 0.71; P = .01), or professional or doctoral degree other than an MD or DO degree (OR, 0.64; P = .04) were at lower risk for burnout.

Conclusions Burnout is more common among physicians than among other US workers. Physicians in specialties at the front line of care access seem to be at greatest risk.

Authors:

Tait D. Shanafelt, MD; Sonja Boone, MD; Litjen Tan, PhD; Lotte N. Dyrbye, MD, MHPE; Wayne Sotile, MD; Daniel Satele, BS; Colin P. West, MD, PhD; Jeff Sloan, PhD; Michael R. Oreskovich, MD

Shanafelt TD, Boone S, Tan L, et al. Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population. Arch Intern Med. Published online August 20, 2012. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2012.3199.

A New Perspective on Physician Retirement

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Raymond W. Pong, PhD from the Centre for Rural and Northern Health Research, Laurentian University wrote a paper titled, "Putting Away the Stethoscope for Good? Toward a New Perspective on Physician Retirement." Published by the Canadian Institute for Health Information, this study is an attempt to understand how aging affects physicians’ work, including staying in or leaving clinical practice, and the impact of this on health workforce planning. Although its geographic focus is Canada, there are some interesting pearls that are also very relevant for those working in the USA. You can read the article here.

Upcoming iHT2 conferences (health IT)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Institute for Health Technology Transformation (iHT2) is the leading organization committed to bringing together private and public sector leaders fostering the growth and effective use of technology across the healthcare industry. Through collaborative efforts the Institute provides programs that drive innovation, educate, and provide a critical understanding of how technology applications, solutions and devices can improve the quality, safety and efficiency of healthcare.

iHT2 events are designed to support multi-stakeholder organizations who are navigating through health IT issues, policies and strategies in an attempt to improve care. iHT2 events include a variety of guest speakers and keynotes representing many diverse sectors within health care. Speakers provide expert advice, practical recommendations and reactions related to the most pressing issues.

Here are some upcoming iHT2 conferences:

iHT2 Health IT Summit in Seattle
August 22-23, 2012, Seattle, WA

iHT2 Health IT Summit in New York City
September 19-20, 2012, New York City, NY

iHT2 Health IT Summit in Beverly Hills
November 7-8, 2012, Beverly Hills, CA

iHT2 Health IT Summit in Austin
December 5-6, 2012, Austin, TX

Learn more about these upcoming iHT2 conferences here.

Job Posting: Medical Scientist- Cardiovascular - Mid Atlantic

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Job Posting: Medical Scientist- Cardiovascular - Mid Atlantic
Gilead Sciences, Inc - Foster City, CA 94404

Specific Responsibilities: 
Minimum requirements:
- advanced scientific degree
- previous MSL experience
- currently resides within the region
- the ability to travel 60%- some overnight travel required. The territory for this position includes Southern NJ, DE, Eastern PA(Philadelphia), and Northern MD.

The candidate should reside in the territory.

Essential Duties and Job Functions: 
The field-based MS will join a team of medical scientists, reporting to the director. He/she will disseminate clinical information about Gilead’s innovative products to thought-leaders, academic institutions, centers of excellence and professional organizations.

Job Posting: Medical Scientist, Cardiopulmonary - Seattle, WA

Job Posting: Medical Scientist, Cardiopulmonary - Seattle, WA
Gilead Sciences, Inc - Foster City, CA 94404

Specific Responsibilities: 
Minimum requirements:
- advanced scientific degree
- previous MSL experience
- currently resides within the region

Essential Duties and Job Functions: 
• Disseminate scientific support on products and disease states (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Cystic Fibrosis) in academic medical facilities and independent pulmonary hypertension/cystic fibrosis centers consistent with corporate clinical and business objectives.
• Establish and maintain ongoing professional relationships with key healthcare though leaders within assigned geography
• Identify appropriate investigators and facilitate the development of study proposals and/or placement into Gilead sponsored trials, including phase IIIb /IV studies in a variety of areas including outcomes, efficacy, etc.; participate as appropriate in Expanded Access Programs
• Collaborate with Commercial Organization to interact with key opinion leaders aligned with corporate clinical, business and compliance directives.
• Provide scientific support at advisory boards, regional educational programs, conferences and other external meetings
• Attend and support scientific/professional meetings/conferences consistent with areas of therapeutic responsibility
• Continually monitor the market to maintain and expand expertise in disease state management and new therapies, competitive products and future market/medical trends.
• Establish and maintain relationships with thought leaders who are engaged in speaking on behalf of the company

Job Posting: Medical Scientist - Wisconsin/ Minnesota

Job Posting: Medical Scientist - Wisconsin/ Minnesota
Gilead Sciences, Inc - Foster City, CA 94404

Specific Responsibilities: 

Minimum requirements:
- advanced scientific degree
- previous MSL experience
- currently resides within the region

Essential Duties and Job Functions: 
• Disseminate scientific support on products and disease states (Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension and Cystic Fibrosis) in academic medical facilities and independent pulmonary hypertension/cystic fibrosis centers consistent with corporate clinical and business objectives.
• Establish and maintain ongoing professional relationships with key healthcare though leaders within assigned geography
• Identify appropriate investigators and facilitate the development of study proposals and/or placement into Gilead sponsored trials, including phase IIIb /IV studies in a variety of areas including outcomes, efficacy, etc.; participate as appropriate in Expanded Access Programs
• Collaborate with Commercial Organization to interact with key opinion leaders aligned with corporate clinical, business and compliance directives.
• Provide scientific support at advisory boards, regional educational programs, conferences and other external meetings
• Attend and support scientific/professional meetings/conferences consistent with areas of therapeutic responsibility
• Continually monitor the market to maintain and expand expertise in disease state management and new therapies, competitive products and future market/medical trends.
• Establish and maintain relationships with thought leaders who are engaged in speaking on behalf of the company

Managed Healthcare Executive August Issue

Interested in learning more about the health insurance industry? If you're thinking about working in managed care, then you won't want to miss reading Managed Healthcare Executive.

You can read the August Issue of Managed Healthcare Executive here.

Translational Innovator Career Track?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'd encourage you to read this interesting story on Forbes titled, "A Translational Innovator Career Track to Support Health Entrepreneurs." It's written by Dr. David Shaywitz, a physician-scientist and management consultant who also has experience in clinical drug development and strategic and commercial planning.

The author gives 4 reasons why clinicians who have a passion for digital health should consider working with entrepreneurs:

1. Evolving Health Information Technology (HIT) Creates Opportunities As Well As Challenges
2. Field Discovery Essential for Medical Innovation
3. Academic Mission Is Best Served by Pressure-Testing Ideas in Real World
4. Right Time and Place

You can read the article here.

Learn new skills by taking free courses online from top-tier universities

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Whether you're in a career transition or you're thinking about a transition, this could be a good time for you to learn some new skills by taking a few courses online. Free online courses have been around for many years, but a few new platforms have recently emerged that are particularly compelling. I'm specifically referring to EdX and Coursera.
  • EdX is a not-for-profit enterprise of its founding partners Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that features learning designed specifically for interactive study via the web.
  • Coursera a social entrepreneurship company that partners with the top universities (like Stanford, Princeton, U Penn, Duke, Cal Tech, Georgia Tech, UCSF, and many others) in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free.
There's an interesting upcoming course on EdX titled, "PH207x: Health in Numbers: Quantitative Methods in Clinical & Public Health Research." This free course starts on Oct 15, 2012 and is provided by HarvardX.

There's an interesting course on Coursera titled, "Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship." This course is offered by Duke University and the start date is TBD.

You won't get a diploma by completing these courses, but you may learn some valuable lessons that will help you professionally. There are millions of people around the world participating in these online courses and they are receiving world-class education for free.

World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Monday, August 13, 2012

The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship lands in Boston September 26-28. This event is an invite-only conference, but I'm sure you can find referral and invitation codes (like the one for the MIT Enterprise Forum).

World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Sept 26-28, 2012
Boston, MA

You can learn more here.

McKinsey & Company: upcoming events in Boston

Thursday, August 9, 2012

McKinsey & Company: upcoming events in Boston

If you are in the Boston area, please feel free to join us at one of these upcoming events:

Harvard MGH Open House at Alibi Lounge
Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Time: 5:00 - 7:00 PM ET
Location: Alibi Lounge, Liberty Hotel
215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114
Description: An event for MDs, interns, residents, fellows, healthcare PhDs, and Post-docs to learn more
about McKinsey & Company. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MGH2012RSVP

Harvard Longwood Open House at Squealing Pig
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM ET
Location: Squealing Pig
134 Smith Street, Boston MA 02120
Description: An event for MDs, interns, residents, fellows, healthcare PhDs, and Post-docs to learn more
about McKinsey & Company. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Longwood2012event

Harvard General APD Presentation
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM ET
Location: Charles Hotel
Cambridge, MA 02138
Description: An event for Masters, PhD students, Post-docs, MDs to learn more about
McKinsey & Company. Refreshments will be served.
RSVP Link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HarvardPhD2012RSVP


Please visit our website to submit your application: http://www.mckinsey.com/Careers/Your_background/Advanced_professional_degrees

FOR BOSTON AREA PhDs, Medical Students, Interns, Residents and Fellows ONLY

Application deadline for permanent positions in offices worldwide: September 16, 2012
First round of interviews for permanent positions for most offices: October 2-4, 2012

McKinsey & Company is a management consulting firm that advises senior management of the world's leading organizations on issues of strategy, organization, technology and operations. We are always on the lookout for high caliber individuals to help us fulfill our mission: 1) to help our clients make positive, lasting and substantial improvements to their performance, and 2) to build a great firm that is able to attract, develop, excite and retain exceptional people.

MDs and PhDs with healthcare backgrounds who join McKinsey go on to become leaders in healthcare, and McKinsey is dedicated to providing MDs and PhDs with the tools, network and experience to excel in leadership positions.

If you like the idea of a career alternative that will stimulate and challenge, together with the opportunity to work with highly motivated colleagues in a supportive, team-based environment, please consider McKinsey & Company.

ACPE Course: Skills for Effective Medical Staff Leadership

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

As a leader on your hospital's medical staff, you likely carry out peer review, make complex credentialing and privileging decisions, and fulfill other critical responsibilities that directly affect patient care.

These decisions are critical for hospital success, and even your own and your colleagues' livelihoods. Moving into an important medical staff leadership position without any training just sets you up to fail.

You may not be able to commit the time and resources to leadership and management training appropriate for a career physician executive — that doesn't mean you have to face these new and often difficult challenges unprepared.

The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity is intended for physicians and other health care leaders who wish to gain the management skills needed to be more effective leaders on their hospital’s medical staff. Learn more here.

Kaplan Road to Business School Virtual Fair

Monday, August 6, 2012

If you're interested in business school, don't miss the Kaplan Road to Business School Virtual Fair.

Find the right MBA program for you with seminars, meet-and-greets, and admissions advice.
  • Engage with schools one-on-one in an open networking session—more than 30 top schools present in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
  • Hear key application advice from a panel of admissions officers
  • Get an edge on your application in breakout sessions
New this year: Join Kaplan at the Road to Business School Virtual Fair, with representatives from over 30 business schools, each in a virtual booth. All you'll need is an internet connection and a desire to get an edge on your business school applications.

EventDateTime (Local)
ChicagoThursday, Aug 9, 20126:00PM-9:30PM
Los AngelesSaturday, Aug 11, 201211:00AM-2:30PM
San FranciscoSunday, Aug 12, 20121:00PM-4:30PM
BostonMonday, Aug 13, 20126:00PM-9:30PM
New York CityWednesday, Aug 15, 20126:00PM-9:30PM
Washington, D.C.Thursday, Aug 16, 20126:00PM-9:30PM
Virtual FairSunday, Aug 19, 20122:00PM-6:00PM EST

Learn more here.

Job Posting: Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular Div. - Texas

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Job Posting: Medical Sciences, Cardiovascular Div. - Texas
Gilead Sciences, Inc - Foster City, CA 94404

Specific Responsibilities: Deliver timely, accurate and succinct clinical and scientific presentations to cardiovascular healthcare professionals, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance and FDA regulatory requirements

Essential Duties and Job Functions: The field-based MS will join a team of medical scientists, reporting to the director. He/she will disseminate clinical information about Gilead’s innovative products to thought-leaders, academic institutions, centers of excellence and professional organizations.

Principle Roles and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Deliver timely, accurate and succinct clinical and scientific presentations to cardiovascular healthcare professionals, both proactively and in response to requests for information, consistent with promotional compliance and FDA regulatory requirements
• Serve as a medical resource to the Cardiovascular Therapeutic Sales Specialist
• Implement defined goals and objectives aligned with Medical Affairs’ strategic initiatives; develop plan for cultivating, and maintaining working relationships with existing and future thought leaders in assigned geographic territory
• Participate in advisory boards, symposia and educational programs, such as speaker training and clinical conferences
• Collaborate with colleagues in other functional areas, including Clinical Research, Medical Communications, Sales and Marketing
• Adhere to applicable pharmaceutical codes, Office of Inspector General (OIG) guidelines and Gilead policies

Infographic: Dropout to Entrepreneur

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Via: Southern New Hampshire University

HIMSS Health IT Emerging Professionals Community

Friday, August 3, 2012

HIMSS provides Health IT Emerging Professionals free networking and healthcare IT career path resources targeted to those with five years or less work experience in this field. Enjoy free webinars, information sharing, new ideas and solutions for advancing your health IT career.

Get started - Become a HIMSS member today and learn more about the HIMSS Health IT Emerging Professionals Community here.

They have some great webinars each month that are designed to help you navigate and advance your career in health IT.

Don't miss the mHealth Summit this December

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The adoption of mobile devices used in healthcare settings has exploded across the globe, connecting users and spreading more rapidly than any other technology in history. Capitalizing on this growth, mHealth—or use of mobile devices for health purposes—is revolutionizing the ways in which providers deliver and patients access care, how stakeholders use health information to promote well-being, treat disease, support population health and respond to health emergencies around the world.

The 2012 mHealth Summit will build on last year’s success by highlighting emerging best practices from mHealth implementations as well as the latest business, finance, policy and technical perspectives, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains and sustainable mHealth business model adoption around the globe. The summit will also provide a dedicated focus on mHealth research, facilitating the development and commercialization of empirically-supported solutions for specific disease states.

mHealth Summit
Dec 3-5, 2012
Near Washington D.C.

Learn more here: http://www.mhealthsummit.org

Job Post: Physician Financial Planner

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Post removed (This job has been filled)

Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care

Don't miss this new ACPE book!

Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care
Yisrael M. Safeek, MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE

Credentialing and Privileging for Accountable Care answers the credentialing needs of over 40,000 US hospitals as they scramble to implement a more robust credentialing process and meet the requirements of accountable care.

This must-read book looks at all aspects of the credentialing and privileging processes including: corporate responsibility, duty of care, negligent credentialing, regulatory requirements. It also examines and shares implementation ideas for measuring credentialing programs covering topics such as outcomes measures, efficiency measures, patient-centered measures and specialty-specific measures.

Written by a nationally known expert on credentialing and privileging, this book will give readers a greater understanding of this complicated area and provide valuable insights on how to improve the credentialing and privileging processes.

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