An Important Tactic to Speed Up Your Progress

Today's episode is devoted to the selection and use of a professional organization while pursuing a nonclinical career.

This is the third presentation in the series on the 12 Month Roadmap to a New Career. Episodes 269 and 271 addressed other steps in the process. Early in the process of career transition, it is important to identify and join a pertinent professional society or association.

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Why Use a Professional Association?

There are several helpful resources that an association, society, or college can provide. The following can be found in most organizations:

  1. Education and training
  2. Mentorship
  3. Coaching
  4. Journal or newsletter
  5. Certification(s)
  6. Networking
  7. Podcasts or YouTube Channel
  8. Job Listings

Professional Organizations

There are 2 handouts on this topic I have:

  1. A 3-page list of 70 Nonclinical and Unconventional Jobs for Physicians that you can access.
  2. A table that displays the features of 21 of the most popular professional organizations with available services. 


Using the services of an appropriate professional organization, you can network and find a mentor, take a course to learn the jargon, engage a dedicated coach, or find a journal, podcast, or video channel to help prepare you for your first nontraditional job.

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