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Careers Outside of Clinical Medicine

  • John G. Brock-Utne
  • William W. Feaster
  • Blaine Warkentine
Chapter

You have come to the end of your residency but find yourself dreaming of life outside of the rigors of clinical medicine.

First, you are not alone in considering a job change. In the general public, the average worker will change jobs more than 9.9 times before the age of 35. Unfortunately, for the physician, there are really no choices for job change; you either remain in clinical practice or exit altogether.

This chapter is meant to help you sift through the following two questions:
  1. 1.

    What are some of the common issues, and reasons for contemplating leaving clinical medicine?

     
  2. 2.

    What are some of your options as you set a new trajectory in your life?

     

Preamble

Life is short and you only get one chance to make it a success. It is important you don’t waste the best years of your life being miserable. If clinical medicine is making your life miserable and the reasons are out of your control, then don’t hesitate, begin looking for alternatives. Remember that the longer you wait to...

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • John G. Brock-Utne
    • 1
  • William W. Feaster
    • 1
  • Blaine Warkentine
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiaStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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