Here Are Some Popular Options

In this episode of the PNC podcast, I present an excerpt from the upcoming What to Consider Next Virtual Conference that may help you find your new career!


This live, interactive online conference is being presented by Michelle Mudge-Riley and Physicians Helping Physicians in July 2020.

Our Sponsor

We're proud to have the University of Tennessee Physician Executive MBA Program, offered by the Haslam College of Business, as the sponsor of this podcast.

The UT PEMBA is the longest-running, and most highly respected physician-only MBA in the country, with over 650 graduates. And, unlike other programs, which typically run 1 – 1/2 to 2 years, this program only takes a year to complete. Recently, Economist Magazine ranked the business school #1 in the world for the Most Relevant Executive MBA.

While in the program, you'll participate in a company project, thereby contributing to your organization. As a result, the University of Tennessee PEMBA students bring exceptional value to their organizations.

Graduates have taken leadership positions at major healthcare organizations. And they've become entrepreneurs and business owners.

By joining the University of Tennessee physician executive MBA, you will develop the business and management skills needed to find a career that you really love. To find out more, contact Dr. Kate Atchley’s office by calling (865) 974-6526 or go to

Three Principles

Physicians are all “family.” We're all part of a guild or fraternity/sorority because we've all gone through a shared experience as part of our education. So we feel a kinship. And we hurt when other physicians are unhappy or distressed.

Secondly, like everybody else, we deserve a career that we love. We're not more entitled than anybody else. But given all of the years that we spend studying and preparing to serve others, we should at least find a career that we love.

The other principle is that physicians are natural leaders. It's built into our training. Many potential nonclinical careers involve leadership. And physicians are desperately needed to serve more leadership roles in healthcare.

Here's Where You Might Find Your New Career

There are dozens of careers that have this one thing in common: they are only available to physicians. Here are a few suggestions to help you find your new career.

Hospital-Based Positions

There are utilization management, clinical documentation improvement, and informatics. And these may lead to an executive career as Chief Medical Officer or Chief Information Officer.

Medical Writer

Medical writing is a diverse field. You might start as a freelance writer, and work from home. Or you can join a medical communications company as a writer, and then move up to editor or medical director. 


Coaching has become a popular career. It allows physicians to apply much of what attracted them to medicine. But there are none of the insurance hassles or on-call duties.

Other Careers

The list goes on and on: life and disability insurance, consulting, teaching, public speaking, and nontraditional clinical careers such as telemedicine and locum tenens work.

The Conference

The speakers are awesome. They are all experts in physician career transition, starting with the organizer, Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley. She has been coaching and teaching physicians for over 15 years.

Then there is Dr. Michael McLaughlin, who wrote one of the first books addressing physician nonclinical career transition. He is also known for:

In addition to the great speakers and mentors, this live online conference is set up to allow you to network with other attendees, speakers, and mentors during designated break-outs. Using a sophisticated platform, you can move from virtual table to virtual table, asking questions, and getting feedback directly from the experts.

The whole experience is designed to allow you to interact with colleagues and speakers without the cost of travel and lodging or the fear of exposure to a pandemic.


There are dozens of unconventional careers for physicians. Some are open to physicians who have not completed a residency or who no longer have a license. With so many options, your real problem is going to be selecting one and preparing yourself to land that first job.

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The Clinicians Career Cooperative Official Launch Was June 1, 2020.

This is the ONLINE MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS for nonclinical, and unconventional clinical, jobs and side gigs. We have started with some of the most influential names in clinical career transition, including:

  • Maiysha Clairborne
  • Michelle Mudge-Riley
  • Tom Davis
  • Marjorie Stiegler
  • Phil Boucher
  • Mike Woo-Ming
  • Jarret Patton
  • Jill Wener
  • Christopher Loo
  • Lisa Jenks
  • Mandy Armitage
  • Brent Lacey

There is an automatic 7-day Free Trial. So, this is a no-risk opportunity to connect with experts and begin your career transition today.

To check it out, head to the Clinicians Career Cooperative.

Follow 4 Easy Steps:

After clicking the link and heading to the Cooperative and watching the Welcome Video…

  1. click the Teal Colored JOIN NOW button, then,
  2. select the annual or monthly membership by clicking the Sign-Up Link, then
  3. add your registration information, and
  4. click REGISTER HERE to join the Cooperative.

It's that simple.

Imagine what it will be like 6 to 12 months from now to start a fulfilling career, and leave behind the headaches, long hours, and constant threat of a lawsuit. Joining the Cooperative is the first step on that journey!

So head over to the Clinicians Career Cooperative.

The Nonclinical Career Academy Membership Program just added a new MasterClass!

I've created 16 courses and placed them all in an exclusive, low-cost membership program. The program provides an introduction to dozens of nontraditional careers, with in-depth lessons on several of them. It even includes my full MSL Course. There is a money-back guarantee, so there is no risk to signing up. And I'll add more courses each and every month, addressing:

  • Mike Woo-Ming's 4-Part Masterclass about freelance consulting.
  • Writing Masterclass with Charlotte Weeks.
  • Locum Tenens Masterclass  with Dr. Andrew Wilner
  • Nontraditional Careers: Cash-only Practice, Telemedicine
  • Hospital and Health System Jobs
  • Pharma Careers
  • Home-based jobs
  • Preparing for an interview, and using LinkedIn
  • And more…

And to make it even easier, listeners to this podcast can get a one-month Trial for only $1.00, using the Coupon Code TRIAL at

Thanks to our sponsor…

Thanks to the UT Physician Executive MBA program for sponsoring the show. It’s an outstanding, highly rated, MBA program designed for working physicians. It is just what you need to prepare for that fulfilling, well-paying career. You can find out more at

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