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How to Validate Your Business Idea


The Problem In this post, I want to explain why it is important to validate your business idea. You may recall that in my previous blog post in this series, I described the factors needed to select a product or service to offer future customers: It's an area that you’re passionate about (or reflects your purpose), You have expertise or skills to share, There are customers with a problem to solve, and The customers are willing and able [...]

How to Validate Your Business Idea2020-11-22T07:55:10-06:00

How to Get Started on Your Nonclinical Online Business


A New Blog Series I have decided to write a series of blog posts focused on how to get started on your nonclinical online business. It has been a long time since I wrote a dedicated blog post not related to a podcast episode. But it is time to ramp up this part of the web site! The topics will be about starting and growing a business, entrepreneurship, and all of the online tools and tricks that I [...]

How to Get Started on Your Nonclinical Online Business2020-05-12T10:53:35-05:00

Does An Executive Salary Stand Up to a Clinical Salary?


One of the things that was nice about being on the executive team of a hospital was the possibility of making a year-end bonus. The bonus was generally tied to achieving four or five organizational goals, but we had a good team and we generally received 70 to 80% of the monies that we were eligible for each year. The bonus was usually paid in March. Including the bonus dollars, my annual executive salary was well above my [...]

Does An Executive Salary Stand Up to a Clinical Salary?2020-08-07T07:32:08-05:00

4 Crucial Steps to Take Before Choosing a Management Career


I was about 5 years into my medical career. It was a busy and exciting time. I finally felt confident in my clinical skills and I was ready to immerse myself in a new subject matter. I had not yet considered a management career. My partners and I had started a pension plan and we were making regular contributions. But none of us really knew how we should invest our contributions. I realized that I needed to learn [...]

4 Crucial Steps to Take Before Choosing a Management Career2017-01-08T16:25:40-06:00

Resources for the Emerging Physician Leader


Looking back, I may not have taken the most obvious route to becoming Chief Medical Officer.  But the journey was fairly sequential. And there were several resources that helped me to feel confident as a physician leader. There is more need today than ever for skilled physician leaders. There are several specific steps that hopeful executives can take to enhance their competencies. But each physician will need to determine his or her own path based on his or her circumstances. When [...]

Resources for the Emerging Physician Leader2016-11-27T11:54:58-06:00

Five Tactics for a Powerful Interview


You’ve worked part-time as a medical director, possibly completed a new masters degree and attended countless conferences produced by the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL). You’ve sent your CV to several recruiters and now it's time for an interview. This is a very exciting time. You want to make a great impression. If we were sitting down for a cup of coffee, here are a few suggestions I would make as you prepare for your first interviews. […]

Five Tactics for a Powerful Interview2016-11-26T11:49:47-06:00

The Three Domains of the Physician Executive


In mid-1999, I was hired as  a novice VPMA (vice president for medical affairs) for my new employer, a regional medical center outside of Chicago, Illinois. I had attended many conferences devoted to management and leadership. I had worked as medical director for several different clinics. And, I consistently read the journal produced by the American College of Physician Executives (now called the American Association for Physician Leadership). I felt modestly ready to assume my new role as a hospital physician executive. My [...]

The Three Domains of the Physician Executive2016-11-26T12:09:15-06:00

Five Steps for the Budding Physician Executive


Five Steps for the Physician Executve It always seemed to me that my classmates in medical school and residency were more intentional than me regarding their life choices. I generally just rode the wave of the “path of least resistance.” During my first year of medical school, many of my classmates were enrolled in the “Med Scholars” program, which meant they were simultaneously working on their M.D. degrees AND a Ph.D., M.B.A. or J.D. They obviously [...]

Five Steps for the Budding Physician Executive2016-12-09T15:59:14-06:00

Hello and Welcome!


John V. Jurica, MD, MPH, CPE My name is John Jurica and I am a physician, entrepreneur, and former hospital executive. I have practiced medicine for 30 years, studied public health, started several medical practices, studied physician leadership, and worked as an integral member of a highly effective executive team. Along the way, I became a Certified Physician Executive (CPE). Welcome to my blog. Thanks for joining me. My purpose for writing this blog is to [...]

Hello and Welcome!2016-12-09T16:11:26-06:00

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