Friday, November 30, 2012

2012 Full-time MBA ranking (The Economist)

The Economist has ranked full-time MBA programs around the world. Their top 10 schools for 2012 are:
  1. Chicago, University of - Booth School of Business  
  2. Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business  
  3. Virginia, University of - Darden Graduate School of Business Administration  
  4. Harvard Business School  
  5. Columbia Business School
  6. California at Berkeley, University of - Haas School of Business
  7. Massachusetts Institute of Technology – MIT Sloan School of Management
  8. Stanford Graduate School of Business  
  9. IESE Business School - University of Navarra  
  10. IMD - International Institute for Management Development
See the full list here:

Anatomy of a Marketing Executive (infographic)

What do you know about the world of marketing? Pharmaceutical companies spend billions of dollars on marketing and advertising and there are many non-clinical job opportunities in that industry sector. Here's an interesting infographic titled, "The Anatomy of a Marketing Executive."

Via: Pepperdine University

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Administrative Fellowship Program

There are a number of Administrative Fellowship Programs available for those who are interested in medical management or administrative medicine.

Here's what you can expect from some of these programs:
  • Directly access senior executive teams, who serve as mentors, through action learning projects;
  • Observe decision making and strategy at the senior level;
  • Lead and support special project that are aligned with key strategic initiatives
  • Strengthen leadership & management skills by assuming full operational responsibilities in an inpatient unit, clinical practice and/or specialized shared services
Medical universities and health systems that currently offer administrative fellowship programs include:

U Penn
Johns Hopkins
MD Anderson
Mass General
Mainline Health
Northwestern Memorial
and many others

Some medical boards provide a Special Purpose Medical License for Administrative Medicine. You may want to check with your state medical board to see if such a license is offered and/or required in order for you to practice non-clinical administrative medicine.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

SoPE (Physician Entrepreneurs) Philadelphia meeting on Dec 6th

The Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) presents:

“Confessions of a Serial Physician Entrepreneur - Lessons Learned in Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship: From a Physician’s Point of View”

How physicians have taken their innovative ideas from opportunities to marketed products. How they have overcome translational hurdles along the way, and how they have integrated their experiences with their medical training to accelerate their faculty positions, redefine their careers, change their perspectives and leave a bigger footprint.

Jeffrey N. Hausfeld M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.S.
President, Memory Care Communities of Illinois. LLC
Board of Directors, NexGen Medical Systems
Cofounding Member and Treasurer-The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs

The Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter of The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs
Thursday, December 6, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
Greenberg Traurig, LLP
2700 Two Commerce Square
2001 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

RSVP here (space is limited)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Internet Income for Physicians

I'd like to personally invite you to a complimentary personal online training webinar conducted by our Non-Clinical Job Career Coach, Dr. Mike Woo-Ming.

This webinar will occur this Thursday, November 29 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern

Dr. Mike is a primary care physician who launched 4 successful businesses online, all from his laptop, and was able to transition out of the managed care world. Given the state of healthcare today, he has made it his mission to help other doctors control and diversify our income.

On this special online training webinar he'll be sharing with you strategies that you can start incorporating today, to add more revenue outside your medical practice.

Join him on this special LIVE training session on how physicians like yourself can get started with your internet business.

Internet Income for Physicians
Thursday, November 29
6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern

Register here:

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Emergence of "Health" as the Business of Health Care

A few months ago, the New England Journal of Medicine published a perspective article titled, "What Business Are We In? The Emergence of Health as the Business of Health Care."

The authors end their editorial with this paragraph:
In the future, successful doctors, hospitals, and health systems will shift their activities from delivering health services within their walls toward a broader range of approaches that deliver health. Although we're seeing the earliest steps in this shift toward accountability for health, we currently lack both good tools for moving forward in any substantial way and more established pathways for redirecting financing toward those outcomes. What do we need to move from a product-oriented industry to a customer-oriented one?
Asch DA, Volpp KG. What business are we in? The emergence of health as the business of health care. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 6;367(10):888-9.  

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Physician-MBA & Occupational Medicine

What does the MD/MBA have in common with the world of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM)? Read this Harvard School of Public Health newsletter publication titled, "The Physician-MBA & Occupational Medicine." The Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency Program at Harvard recognizes a number of MD/MBA graduates (they also have an MPH because you get an MPH as a part of the residency in preventive medicine) in this newsletter.

CMO and CMIO Jobs

Interested in a Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or a Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) job? Because both CMO and CMIO job titles include the words Chief, Medical and Officer, you're likely to see CMO jobs alongside CMIO jobs if you're searching for CMIO positions. Of course, you can also simply type "CMIO" into a job search engine (but then you may find some Cost Management Implementation Office (CMIO) jobs too).

You may also want to look for Director of Health Information jobs if you don't have formal CMIO experience.

Organizations currently hiring CMIOs include:

Deaconess Health System
Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)
Community Health Systems, Inc.  (CHS)
Advocate Health
And many others.

Find those CMIO jobs here on the Job Board.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Starting a new trend: LinkedIn Fridays: Connect with someone new on LinkedIn

I'm starting a new trend: LinkedIn Fridays. 

The purpose is to connect with someone new on LinkedIn on Friday. Wouldn't it be great if this went viral?

Set aside some time on your busy Friday to expand your social network. LinkedIn is the place for business professionals. If you're a doctor, expand your network on Doximity. If you want to reconnect with lost friends, get on Facebook.

Want to get started? Make sure you're connected with me:

Then, go out and find someone you know and get connected online. As you expand your network, you'll see how it will help you professionally. The best part is that you'll be able to help others too.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Job Seekers with Disabilities

Some physicians are forced into the non-clinical world because of a disability. In such cases, they may end up mainly working on a computer to review medical charts, to do some writing, or to consult. There are other non-clinical job opportunities through the government as well. Interested in applying for a government job?

Federal agencies fill jobs two ways, competitively and non-competitively. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either way. People who are selected for jobs must meet the qualification requirements for the jobs and be able to perform the essential duties of the jobs with or without reasonable accommodation.

Jobs that are filled competitively are advertised through Each job advertisement contains instructions on how to apply. Approximately 16,000 jobs are available each day.

People with severe disabilities may apply for non-competitive appointment through the Schedule A (5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u)) hiring authority. Applicants with documentation may apply directly to agencies' Selective Placement Coordinators or equivalent to be considered for jobs. Applicants should send a resume plus the pertinent documentation to the Selective Placement Coordinator or equivalent.

More information can be found on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management website here.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Medical Science Liaison (MSL) jobs for MDs

Interested in finding Medical Science Liaison (MSL) jobs?

Keep in mind that more companies are looking to hire MDs, PharmDs, and PhDs for MSL positions. Also, be ready for some significant travel requirements. Companies currently hiring MSLs include:
  • Novartis
  • Becton Dickinson
  • Grifols 
  • Myriad Genetics, Inc
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Covidien 
  • and many more
Make sure to regularly visit the Job Board and search for "MSL Jobs"

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Another journal article looking at physician burnout

The theme of physician burnout seems to come up over and over these days. Every week, I receive a series of emails from doctors who want to leave clinical medicine because they're just burning out and they're very dissatisfied with the practice of medicine.

This recent Archives of Internal Medicine article is titled, "Burnout and Satisfaction With Work-Life Balance Among US Physicians Relative to the General US Population."

Here's the conclusion:

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.

What are you doing to avoid burnout?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

McKinsey recruiting presentations for physicians, residents, and medical students

McKinsey & Company is hosting a series of web-based presentations for medical students, interns, residents, fellows and professionals that feature discussions of topical issues in healthcare. Their next topic is:

The Shifting Healthcare Landscape

A combination of environmental trends, including rising healthcare costs, health reform, the rise of consumerism, are forcing health system leaders to make difficult choices that shape the future of the healthcare industry. Join as we discuss these trends, levers that health system leaders could pull in these tough times to deliver greater value in their systems, health insurance companies and how the average American will get health care and coverage in the future.

Date: Monday, November 19
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET

To RSVP, please click on the following link:

Recruiting Presentations 

They are also hosting several virtual recruiting presentations specifically geared toward MDs who may be interested in hearing from other MDs who made the transition from medicine to consulting. They will also share information on exciting new programs which are designed for MDs to gain in depth exposure to our consultants and the work we do.

Dates: Tuesday, November 20
Wednesday, November 28
Thursday, December 6
Time: All sessions are scheduled for 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. ET

To RSVP, please click on the following link:

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Read McKinsey Quarterly (it's free)

Have an interest in consulting or business? McKinsey Quarterly is the business journal of McKinsey & Company and it's a free resource that's available online and through the mobile magazine reader app called Zinio. You'll find some great articles on strategy, organization, economic studies, and more. You can also sign up for e-mail newsletters.

Quarterly articles, written by McKinsey consultants, offer practical ideas based on the Firm's experience with the world's largest companies and on proprietary research and close ties to academic institutions.

Learn more here.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Careers in informatics: a diversity of options with an abundance of jobs

Don't miss this JAMIA (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association) article titled, "Careers in informatics: a diversity of options with an abundance of jobs." There has probably never been a time like this for those interested in pursuing a career in medical informatics. Are you looking for a career as a CMIO or medical director of informatics? How about combining your experience in epidemiology and population health management and blend that into public health informatics? Maybe you'd like to experience the corporate world and work for a health IT company. Or, perhaps you'd like to invest in all these mobile health (mHealth) startup companies that are trying to revolutionize health care. Regardless of your interests, the health IT industry is booming and now is the time to jump in to ride this exciting wave of informatics.

Mark your calendar for #ACPE 2013 Annual Meeting & Spring Institute

Mark your calendars for the ACPE (American College of Physician Executives) 2013 Annual Meeting & Spring Institute.

April 26–30, 2013 • Hilton New York, New York City

Get the best in physician leadership education at this unique gathering. You'll be re-energized by first-rate CME courses taught by award-winning faculty, provocative keynote speakers and thought leaders, and a peer showcase of innovative approaches to everyday issues. This is one of your best opportunities to interact with experienced physician executives from around the world.

Learn more here.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Speaking with physicians about social media here at the #ACPE Fall Institute

This weekend, I'm in Arizona speaking with physician executives about social media. I'm here with Dr. Kent Bottles (@kentbottles) at the ACPE Fall Institute and we're going to be continuing the social media conversation all day (and into dinner with small groups of physicians).

It's encouraging to see that physician executives who have never explored social media are willing to give it a try. They're signing up for Twitter accounts on their smartphones. They're joining the ACPE Group on LinkedIn. They're signing up for Doximity to have conversations with other physicians. They're creating Facebook pages for their practices.

Social media is a powerful tool that can connect physicians with knowledgeable and influential experts in many different domains of health care like health care reform, health IT, health policy, mobile health, etc.

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