Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Career Transition Services on NonClinicalJobs.com

Career Transition Services on NonClinicalJobs.com

We are pleased to offer a personalized career coaching service for those who are serious about transitioning into a non-clinical career. Perhaps you're looking for someone to help you negotiate your next salary. Maybe you simply need guidance in how to leave clinical medicine.

All communication held highly confidential.

We are currently working with several experienced career coaches who are willing to work with you on a personalized level. Please note that this is a paid service. If you're serious about making a career transition and you would like some personalized one-on-one coaching to guide you through that process, then please contact me.

We currently service the following areas:
  • Medical communications/writing/education: medical marketing, advertising, promotional educational, certified medical education, medical publications, paid blogging, and more. You will have an opportunity to work directly with physicians who have worked in the medical communications industry as medical writers and medical directors. Receive assistance with salary negotiations.
  • Consulting (McKinsey, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, etc.) You will have an opportunity to work directly with a former McKinsey internal executive recruiter who is also a former McKinsey consultant (Business Analyst). He is willing to coach and guide clinicians interested in healthcare consulting. As part of the coaching process, he will review and analyze case studies with you to prepare you for the interview process. Receive assistance with salary negotiations. 
  • Financial Services: You will have an unique opportunity to work with a former Investment Banker on Wall Street who transitioned his career into Human Resources (HR), specializing in Staffing and Recruiting. Within this field, he has 10+ years experience as an internal HR recruiter, and external executive recruiter, across a variety of different industries ranging from Finance, Management Consulting, Pharma, Bio-tech, IT, etc... He can provide you with guidance/coaching from the pre-interview stage to the post-offer stage. He has experience both as an internal HR recruiter, and external executive recruiter managing total compensation packages up to $750K. He can provide valuable insight as to how "HR" operates, and how you can successfully navigate around 'HR" to maximize your compensation package.
  • Health Information Technology (Health IT): electronic health records (EHRs), personal health records (PHRs), decision support analysis, computerized physician order entry (CPOE), and more. You will have an opportunity to work directly with several physicians who have worked in various areas within health IT. One physician completed a biomedical informatics fellowship at Harvard and is working for a start-up health IT company. Another physician worked for an electronic personal health record (PHR) company and developed consumer health portals.
  • Pharma/Biotech: medical affairs, clinical research, regulator, writing, and more. You will have an opportunity to work directly with physicians who have worked in pharma/biotech. They are willing to share their personal career transition stories with you. You will also have the opportunity to work with pharma/biotech internal executive recruiters who are willing to coach clinicians about jobs in pharma/biotech and guide people through the transition process of leaving clinical medicine and entering the business world. Receive assistance with salary negotiations.
Our career coaches are experienced professionals who can guide you and help you "break in" or help you advance your career within specific non-clinical industries. We also have a team of human resource (HR) professionals who can help you with ob interviewing, salary negotiations, and much more.

As I recruit additional coaches and counselors, I will announce updates to those who are registered members of our " Non-Clinical Healthcare Professionals" network. You can access this page by clicking on the "Career Coaching" link at the top of the home page on http://www.nonclinicaljobs.com.

Please contact me if you have any questions and thank you for visiting our site.

About Joseph Kim, MD, MPH

You may be wondering why I blog about non-clinical jobs and offer career counseling services for physicians. Like many of you, I went to a well-respected college and a U.S. medical school. I studied engineering at MIT and went straight into medical school. After quickly recognizing that clinical medicine was not the “right fit,” I went on to explore my options in the non-clinical sector of the health care industry. By that time, I knew many physicians who left clinical medicine to pursue jobs in various industries including: pharma, biotech, medical communications, consulting, medical writing, medical devices, market research, etc.

Over the years, I’ve had opportunities to work in several different companies that have allowed me to blend my clinical background with my passion for education and technology. You may be surprised to hear this, but most practicing physicians don't know very many physicians who are currently working in non-clinical settings. How do you get started in a career transition? What kind of income could you make? Are you qualified for certain jobs if you don’t have formal education or training beyond medicine? If you’re struggling with these types of questions, I may be able to help you because I’ve had the opportunity to personally work with many physicians who have transitioned from clinical practice into full-time and part-time non-clinical positions. As they've encountered various questions and barriers along the way, we’ve navigated through many types of obstacles and challenges that you may also face as you search for non-clinical jobs.

I frequently refer physicians to “subject matter experts” within specific non-clinical industry domains. For instance, if you have very specific questions about the medical consulting industry, I would introduce you to a medical consultant who is willing to work with you and answer your questions about careers in that particular industry. I’ve personally worked in: medical communications, medical writing, health education, CME, disease management, blogging, health IT, and health care consulting.

I currently serve on the MIT Institute Career Advisor Network (ICAN) and also on the MIT Educational Council. I frequently speak with prospective MIT students, current MIT students and MIT alumni about career issues in the health care industry. I have been quoted by the American Medical News (a news publication for physicians published by the American Medical Association) in an article discussing non-clinical career options for physicians. I will be a speaker at the Medical Fusion conference this summer. I hope that you will find this blog to be a useful resource and I look forward to helping you make a successful transition into the non-clinical sector.