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Are you a physician who’s questioning your career path? If you’re at the white coat crossroads, for whatever reason, this podcast is for you. We’re going to help you find your best path forward, whether it’s to be happier in patient care, transition to a nonclinical career, or do something completely different. In the weekly podcasts, we’re bringing you all the good stuff: -Actionable tools and resources to help you start making positive changes. -Interviews with physicians who’ve found new and fulfilling ways to practice as well as those who’ve transitioned into nonclinical careers. -Concrete advice for applying to jobs, using LinkedIn, interviewing, negotiating, and much more. Your host, Dr. Heather Fork, is a former board-certified dermatologist who transitioned into full-time career coaching for physicians over 10 years ago. She is a master certified coach who has been helping hundreds of physicians find ways to be happier both in medicine and beyond. Come visit us at www.doctorscrossing.com to learn more!

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Are you a physician who’s questioning your career path? If you’re at the white coat crossroads, for whatever reason, this podcast is for you. We’re going to help you find your best path forward, whether it’s to be happier in patient care, transition to a nonclinical career, or do something completely different. In the weekly podcasts, we’re bringing you all the good stuff: -Actionable tools and resources to help you start making positive changes. -Interviews with physicians who’ve found new and fulfilling ways to practice as well as those who’ve transitioned into nonclinical careers. -Concrete advice for applying to jobs, using LinkedIn, interviewing, negotiating, and much more. Your host, Dr. Heather Fork, is a former board-certified dermatologist who transitioned into full-time career coaching for physicians over 10 years ago. She is a master certified coach who has been helping hundreds of physicians find ways to be happier both in medicine and beyond. Come visit us at www.doctorscrossing.com to learn more!

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Dr. Pooja’s Story: An Inspiring Journey Through Dark Times to Career Happiness.

7/10/2024
Today we have a very special guest, Dr. Pooja, who faced tremendous challenges including being let go from two residency programs and facing a very dark period in her life. Despite these obstacles, she found her way forward to a career path where she is using her medical training in a way that she finds very fulfilling and affords her a great work-life balance. Let's delve into Dr. Pooja's story of resilience and perseverance, and uncover the steps she took to move forward when she was filled with uncertainty and doubt. Her journey is a powerful reminder that even when things seem hopeless, your skills are valuable and there are always paths forward. In this episode we’re talking about: Links for this episode: Check out our Free Resources! Under the Freebie tab on our website, you can find free resource guides on a variety of topics including resumes, interviewing, LinkedIn, medical writing, pharma, chart review, time management, and telemedicine. There is also a starter kit to help you move forward when you’re feeling stuck at the crossroads. Please help yourself and stay tuned for our upcoming quiz!

Duration:00:31:01

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Get Your Charts Done and Get Home: Expert Tips from a Charting Coach

7/3/2024
Today we’re tackling a huge challenge faced by many physicians: charting. Imagine finishing your workday without hours of charting hanging over you. Sounds impossible? For over 350 physicians and APPs, this dream has become a reality thanks to our special guest, Dr. Junaid Niazi. Dr. Niazi is an internist and pediatrician who has optimized his charting efficiency and now helps others do the same through his program, Charting Conquered. He will share his personal journey and the strategies he has developed to help physicians get their charting done efficiently and get home sooner. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode189 In this episode we’re talking about: The challenges physicians face with the EHR and charting. Dr. Niazi’s personal struggle with charting and how he overcame it. The importance of balancing perfectionism with efficiency. Practical tips for improving charting efficiency. The role of mindset in optimizing charting workflows. The potential of AI and technology in easing charting burdens. Dr. Niazi’s advice for physicians struggling with charting and productivity. Links for this episode: https://prosperouslifemd.com https://www.chartingconquered.com/ https://www.instagram.com/prosperouslifemd Are you a physician at a career crossroads? Join my comprehensive 6-week online course designed to help you gain clarity, explore clinical and nonclinical options, and have concrete steps for moving forward. Sign up for the waitlist and start your journey towards a fulfilling career! Course to launch in the Fall of 2024. Join the waitlist doctorscrossing.com/join

Duration:00:39:05

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Getting to the root of procrastination. Spoiler alert - It’s not laziness!

6/27/2024
In this episode, I dive into the real causes of procrastination, debunking the myth that it’s just laziness. Through personal stories and relatable examples, we will explore how procrastination is often rooted in deeper emotional conflicts. I’ll share a three-step strategy to help you overcome procrastination. By shifting from problem-focused thinking to possibility-based thinking, you can start taking small, yet powerful steps toward your goals. Join me as we uncover the root of procrastination to help you move forward with confidence and purpose. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode188 In this episode we’re talking about: The erroneous perception that procrastination is due to laziness. The importance of self-compassion in overcoming procrastination. Identifying the source of internal conflict to understand the root of procrastination. Shifting from problem-focused thinking to possibility-based thinking. Taking small, yet empowering steps to build momentum and confidence. The influence of early life experiences and ingrained beliefs on current behaviors. A 3-step strategy to help you move forward with confidence and purpose. Links for this episode: Episode #78: Eat That Frog and 6 Other Time Managements Tips ⭐⭐⭐PearsonRavitz empowers healthcare professionals to protect life’s most valuable financial assets—their income—and life’s most important people—their families. The company is led by its founders, Dr. Stephanie Pearson, an OB/GYN disabled in the prime of her career, and Scott Ravitz, an insurance expert to the medical community. You can book a complimentary consultation to discuss your disability insurance.

Duration:00:34:56

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Don’t Wait for Doors to Open, Get Scrappy in Your Career Quest

6/19/2024
In today's episode, we'll explore how taking initiative and creating your own opportunities can transform your career. I'm thrilled to welcome our guest, Dr. Georgette Chekiri, a family medicine physician who has navigated a successful and unconventional career path. Dr. Chekiri's journey is a testament to the importance of transferable skills and being proactive. From her early career aspirations to her diverse job experiences, including a stint at Disney World and working in a chicken processing plant, Dr. Chekiri has embraced every opportunity with determination and resilience. Now, she serves as a medical director in life insurance medicine, a role she discovered through her resourcefulness and willingness to explore non-traditional avenues. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode187 In this episode we’re talking about: Links for this episode: Episode #8: Life Insurance – a Hidden Gem of a Nonclinical Career Episode #121: Love Your Job And Use Your Clinical Knowledge In Life Insurance Medicine Chart Review: Chart review is a great way to use your medical knowledge, earn side income, and develop new skills. This guide includes more than 50 chart review companies and a sample email template for reaching out to recruiters. Check out our Free Resources! Under the Freebie tab on our website, you can find free resource guides on a variety of topics including resumes, interviewing, LinkedIn, medical writing, pharma, chart review, time management, and telemedicine. There is also a starter kit to he

Duration:00:34:58

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Earn Extra Income, Fire Up Your Brain, and Find A New Direction With Physician Side Gigs

6/12/2024
In this week’s episode, we're diving into an exciting and fun topic with a physician mover and shaker, Dr. Nisha Mehta. Dr. Mehta is the founder of the very active Facebook group, Physician Side Gigs, and has created a vibrant community of over 111,000 members in this group. She is also a practicing radiologist, keynote speaker, physician community builder, and advocate whose work has been featured in numerous media outlets. Dr. Mehta will share insights into the wide variety of side gigs physicians can pursue, offering the opportunity to use our skills in new areas, make extra money, and prevent burnout. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode186 In this episode we’re talking about: Links for this episode: Physician Side Gigs Facebook group https://www.nishamehtamd.com LinkedIn for Physicians Course This fun course shows you how to create a stand-out profile on LinkedIn and use the powerful features to advance your career goals. The short video lessons guide you step-by-step on how to grow your connections, network successfully, and search for and apply to jobs. Included are cheat sheets for each lesson, examples of physician profiles, and a bonus PDF on how to rock your informational interviews.

Duration:00:36:36

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Shake things up with Unconventional Clinical Careers

6/5/2024
In this episode, we dive into unconventional career paths for physicians with Dr. Sylvie Stacy, author of "50 Nonclinical Careers for Physicians" and the newly released "50 Unconventional Clinical Careers for Physicians." Dr. Stacy shares her journey from traditional medicine to exploring various roles in both clinical and nonclinical settings. We discuss the diverse opportunities available, such as working on cruise ships, in correctional facilities, and internationally. Dr. Stacy highlights niche practices and innovative fields like addiction medicine and clinical research, emphasizing the value of leveraging medical skills in unique ways. This episode is packed with insights for physicians seeking to reignite their passion for medicine and explore fulfilling career alternatives. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode185 In this episode we’re talking about: Insights into Dr. Stacy’s career journey and her motivation to help physicians explore diverse career options. Dr. Stacy's inspiration to create resources for physicians seeking non-traditional roles. The importance of exploring fulfilling career options beyond traditional clinical roles. Dr. Stacy’s emphasis on the high value of physicians’ skills, experience, and credentials. Resource recommendations for physicians looking to practice abroad. The concept of niche medical practices and how they can lead to fulfilling and specialized careers. The gray area between nonclinical medicine and clinical medicine. Links for this episode: 50 Unconventional Clinical Careers For Physicians: Unique Ways to Use Your Medical Career Without Leaving Patient Care by Dr. Sylvie Stacy PhysicianLeaders.org - 50 Nonconventional Clinical Careers (discount for AAPL members) PhysicianLeaders.org - 50 Nonclinical Careers (discount for AAPL members) Hippocratic Adventures - A Website for Physicians interested in Working Abroad PearsonRavitz empowers healthcare professionals to protect life’s most valuable financial assets—their income—and life’s most important people—their families. The company is led by its founders, Dr. Stephanie Pearson, an OB/GYN disabled in the prime of her career, and Scott Ravitz, an insurance expert to the medical community. You can book a complimentary consultation to discuss your disability insurance.

Duration:00:35:52

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Sometimes You Have To Leave To Know If You Still Love Medicine - A Surgeon’s Story

5/29/2024
Orthopedic trauma surgeon, Dr. Megan Brady, recounts her inspiring journey from burnout to fulfillment. Leaving behind a challenging work environment, Dr. Brady explored nonclinical career options before rediscovering her passion for patient care in a different type of surgical model. Despite facing gender biases and grappling with self-doubt, she learned the importance of setting boundaries and seeking support. Dr. Brady's story underscores the significance of resilience, adaptability, and self-discovery in navigating career transitions and finding professional fulfillment. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode184 In this episode we’re talking about: Dr. Megan Brady, an orthopedic trauma surgeon, shares her journey as she navigates through adversity, grappling with the fundamental question of if she should return to practice, and if so, under what conditions? The process of leaving a challenging environment and exploring career options. How gender biases and self-doubt added to her challenges. How seeking support and setting boundaries can be crucial for our well-being. Why your next job doesn’t have to be the perfect answer. The great satisfaction Dr. Brady has found practicing in a new surgical model. The value of taking time for healing and self-discovery in career transitions. Links for this episode: SAMGI - Surgical Affiliates Mangagement Group, Inc Private 1:1 Consultations - If you would like some confidential help with your career situation, I offer an hour-long consultation via Zoom. This session may be all that you need to gain clarity and have some steps for moving forward. If after this consultation you prefer additional support, there is the option of doing one of my coaching programs (subject to availability). For more information please reach out to Kati at team@doctorscrossing.com.

Duration:00:33:50

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Making Sure You Have The Right Disability Coverage - Just In Case

5/22/2024
In this episode, we explore the often overlooked yet critical topic of disability insurance for physicians. Dr. Stephanie Pearson shares her personal journey of facing a career-ending injury and the financial challenges it brought. We debunk common misconceptions surrounding disability coverage, stressing the importance of financial literacy and thorough policy review. Dr. Pearson provides valuable insights into navigating the claims process, understanding insurance costs and benefits, and empowers us to make informed decisions about our financial future. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode183 In this episode we’re talking about: Dr. Pearson’s career-ending injury, the financial impact, and the need to fully understand your disability insurance. Why Dr. Pearson co-founded a disability and life insurance company. The importance of comprehensive disability insurance due to the unpredictable nature of injuries and illnesses. Common misconceptions among young physicians about the necessity of disability insurance. The need to thoroughly review disability insurance policies, understand terms like "own occupation," and ensure coverage aligns with your specialty. Navigating the claims process, being transparent, and seeking expert guidance. Factors influencing insurance costs, including age gender, and health. Links for this episode: PearsonRavitz empowers healthcare professionals to protect life’s most valuable financial assets—their income—and life’s most important people—their families. The company is led by its founders, Dr. Stephanie Pearson, an OB/GYN disabled in the prime of her career, and Scott Ravitz, an insurance expert to the medical community. You can book a complimentary consultation to discuss your disability insurance. A Career-Ending Injury Leads to a New Direction with Dr. Stephanie Pearson Check out our Free Resources! Under the Freebie tab on our website, you can find free resource guides on a variety of topics including resumes, interviewing, LinkedIn, medical writing, pharma, chart review, time management, and telemedicine. There is also a starter kit to help you move forward when you’re feeling stuck at the crossroads. Please help yourself!

Duration:00:36:08

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How to Negotiate Like A Boss! Advice From An Expert with guest Kyle Claussen

5/15/2024
Join me in this episode as I explore the intricacies of physician contract negotiations with Kyle Claussen, an experienced attorney specializing in healthcare law. We cover topics such as the art of negotiating without offending, when obtaining legal assistance is recommended, and why doctors often leave money on the table. From salary negotiations to clauses about intellectual property and tail coverage, Kyle provides invaluable insights. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or just starting out, this conversation offers practical advice to help you navigate the world of physician contracts with confidence. Tune in to gain valuable knowledge and resources for securing fair and favorable terms in your next employment agreement. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode182 In this episode we’re talking about: Why physicians are often reluctant to negotiate their contract How and when to engage an attorney when negotiating your employment contract Ways to ask for your contract without explicitly indicating that you're considering leaving Negotiation strategies regarding salary and additional benefits Restrictive covenants, required notice, tail coverage, and other key terms Clauses regarding intellectual property and your ability to do outside work Addressing maternity or parental leave with the employer's HR department Links for this episode: Kyle Claussen's LinkedIn If you want to see more data you can visit the salary data page and create a free account. Resolve's Twitter Resolve's Instagram Resolve's Facebook AI Webinar - How to use AI to rock your career transition - Ready to make your career transition a whole lot easier? Whether you're exploring nonclinical options, converting your CV to a resume, or gearing up for interviews, this webinar has you covered! Join us May 22nd, 2024 at 6 pm EST/ 5 pm CST / 3 pm PST - save your seat!

Duration:00:39:08

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CDI - A great opportunity for physicians with and without US residency

5/8/2024
This week we are exploring Clinical Documentation Integrity (CDI) with Dr. Cesar Limjoco, a veteran in healthcare consulting and CDI. Dr. Limjoco shares his passion for aligning CDI efforts with the clinical truth for optimal patient care. You can expect to learn about job entry points for those of us at different levels of training, from recent graduates to IMGs to licensed clinicians. Discover how CDI specialists ideally, ensure patient stories are told accurately through documentation and coding while navigating revenue implications. At the end, Dr. Limjoco reveals how he found his calling in CDI by seeing how he could be helpful to the coders in his hospital. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode181 In this episode, we’re talking about: Uncovering the role of CDI specialists in ensuring accurate patient narratives and billing practices, guided by Dr. Limjoco's expertise and insights How CDI should align patient care with accurate coding, emphasizing the clinical truth over revenue concerns Entry-level opportunities in CDI for individuals with or without medical training The symbiotic relationship between stakeholders in CDI, including physicians, coders, and administrators Insights into the role of CDI specialists in bridging the gap between clinical documentation and billing accuracy Dr. Limjoco's journey into CDI, highlighting the organic growth and fulfillment found in making a meaningful impact on healthcare systems Optimizing patient care through CDI and navigating the evolving landscape of healthcare documentation Links for this episode: Dr. Cesar Limjoco’s LinkedIn Dr. Limjoco’s blog on LinkedIn ACDIS - Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists AHIMA - American Health Information Management Systems PearsonRavitz Disability and life insurance company owned by Dr. Stephanie Peason and Mr. Scott Ravitz. Focused on providing coverage with integrity to healthcare professionals. Schedule a consultation to discuss your coverage needs, and ensure optimal financial protection. AI Webinar - How to use AI to rock your career transition - Ready to make your career transition a whole lot easier? Whether you're exploring nonclinical options, converting your CV to a resume, or gearing up for interviews, this webinar has you covered! Join us May 22nd, 2024 at 6 pm EST/ 5 pm CST / 3 pm PST - save your seat!

Duration:00:31:40

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AI in Healthcare - How It’s Being Used And Opportunities For Physicians Part 2

5/1/2024
In this week’s episode, Dr. Ramin Rafie is back to dive deeper into the realm of AI in healthcare. Together, we explore how physicians can seamlessly integrate AI into their careers, drawing inspiration from real-life examples of physicians already making waves in the field. From leveraging social media presence to collaborating with AI companies, Dr. Rafie sheds light on various avenues for physicians at all levels of their career, including those without residency can pursue. We discuss the importance of networking, education, and joining organizations like the Coalition for Health AI (CHAI) as pathways to shaping the future of AI in healthcare. Join us as we uncover practical steps and insights to empower physicians to embrace AI. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode180 In this episode we’re talking about: Dr. Ramin Rafie's insights and experiences in leveraging AI in healthcare Real-life examples of physicians actively involved in AI, highlighting diverse paths such as content creation, company advising, and AI model improvement The role of physicians in leading AI initiatives within healthcare institutions The importance of networking and finding a niche within AI that aligns with a physician's expertise and interests Options for education and certification in AI Opportunities for physicians, including med students and those with a partial residency in AI The potential of AI in improving patient care and easing physician burnout Links for this episode: Website: RaminMD.com LinkedIn: Dr. Ramin Raffie AI Resource Freebie LinkedIn Course

Duration:00:26:14

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AI in Healthcare - How It’s Being Used And Opportunities For Physicians Part 1

4/24/2024
Welcome to today's episode, where we embark on the first part of a two-part series on the fascinating world of artificial intelligence in healthcare with Dr. Ramin Rafie, a seasoned primary care physician who is sharing his expertise in this transformative landscape. Join us as we unravel the myriad of opportunities AI holds for physicians, providing both inspiration and invaluable insights to ignite your journey into this dynamic field. If you're eager to embrace the future of medicine and embark on a transformative career path, this episode serves as your guiding light. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode179 In this episode we’re talking about: Dr. Rafie's role as an AI consultant, fueled by his passion for leveraging technology to improve healthcare delivery The diverse applications of AI in healthcare and its use in image-rich fields The ways AI is enhancing clinical decision-making across various medical specialties Insights into the evolving landscape of AI integration in healthcare and the potential impact The importance of physicians understanding AI's capabilities and limitations The significant cost reduction potential in drug discovery through AI Concerns regarding AI replacing physician roles, highlighting the importance of AI augmenting rather than replacing human decision-making Links for this episode: RaminMD.com Dr. Ramin Rafie LinkedIn Freebie - AI Resource Document - Please add this to the FREEBIE PAGE Resume Kit

Duration:00:25:27

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The hard decision to do residency or not - an MD graduate’s success story

4/17/2024
In this episode, we explore the journey of Dr. Danielle Torres, who faced the daunting decision of whether to pursue a traditional residency or forge a new path in a nonclinical role. At a crossroads between the familiar route of residency in psychiatry and the uncharted territories outside of clinical medicine, Dr. Torres shares her introspective choice to follow what truly makes her come alive. This conversation not only sheds light on the alternatives available to medical graduates but also serves those grappling with similar career dilemmas. Dr. Torres' story is a testament to the power of listening to one's inner voice and the courage to embrace the unknown, offering invaluable insights and encouragement to doctors at any stage of their professional journey who yearn for fulfillment beyond the conventional. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode178 In this episode we’re talking about: The importance of internal alignment over external expectations or traditional career trajectories. Dr. Torres' transition to a fulfilling career in the AI radiology space, where she leverages her medical knowledge. How the skills and knowledge acquired during medical school can be invaluable in various roles outside of direct patient care. The difficulty of departing from the well-defined path of residency and clinical practice and facing the unknown. How seeking support from family and mentors can provide encouragement when making unconventional career choices. The importance of pursuing career paths that bring a sense of fulfillment, rather than following traditional metrics of success. Opportunities for those with and without residency outside of direct patient care, including roles in AI, healthcare startups, and other innovative areas Links for this episode: Check out our Free Resources! Under the Freebie tab on our website, you can find free resource guides on a variety of topics including resumes, interviewing, LinkedIn, medical writing, pharma, chart review, time management, and telemedicine. There is also a starter kit to help you move forward when you’re feeling stuck at the crossroads. Please help yourself!

Duration:00:34:30

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From Urology to A Highly Successful Med Spa & Aesthetics Practice

4/10/2024
In medicine, the path to fulfillment and success isn't linear or confined within the walls of traditional practice. This episode highlights the journey of Dr. Lanna Cheuck, who transitioned from a urologic surgeon into the founder of a leading medical aesthetics spa. Dr. Cheuck's story is a testament to the power of resilience, innovation, and the pursuit of passion beyond conventional boundaries. Her transition, fueled by personal challenges and a desire to forge her own path, offers inspiration and practical insights for physicians feeling the sting of burnout and desire for change. As a guide and mentor, Dr. Cheuck is not only a successful entrepreneur; she is a symbol of hope for doctors seeking to rediscover their purpose and find fulfillment beyond established roles. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode177 In this episode we’re talking about: Dr. Lanna Cheuck's transition from a urologic surgeon to a successful entrepreneur owning a medical aesthetic practice. The daily responsibilities of working in aesthetics and how to discern if it's the ideal role for you. The profound impact aesthetic medicine can have on patients' lives, enhancing their self-esteem and confidence. Ways entrepreneurship offers the potential for greater work-life balance, flexibility, and personal fulfillment. The challenges of gender dynamics and pay disparity in medicine, and finding empowerment in establishing a new career path. Dr. Cheuck's efforts in creating a supportive community for physicians transitioning into aesthetics and the value of mentorship. Overcoming obstacles such as criticism and cyberbullying, and the importance of resilience. Links for this episode: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doctorlanna/ Website: www.doctorlanna.com

Duration:00:36:57

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How Having A Special Needs Child Led To a Great Career With Flexibility

4/3/2024
If you're a physician dreaming of more flexibility in your career, then you're in for a treat. Today, we embark on a fascinating journey with Dr. Adria Schmedthorst, who traded in her chiropractic practice for a dynamic career in healthcare copywriting. Discover how she cracked the code to work-life balance, transitioning from long hours in healthcare to more time freedom and flexibility with her own thriving business. Tune in now for an eye-opening exploration into the world of copywriting and discover how you, too, can use your writing skills to create more flexibility and income. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode176 In this episode we’re talking about: How having a special needs child led Dr. Adria Schmedthorst to build a thriving new career with excellent flexibility as a sought-after copywriter How copywriting differs from medical writing - offering an avenue to spark creativity and drive action Why copywriting is a promising avenue for physicians seeking greater flexibility and income beyond traditional clinical practice The diverse range of clients and industries in copywriting Insights into the compensation structure within the copywriting industry The role of AI in copywriting and implications for businesses in creating compelling content A valuable resource recommended by Dr. Schmedthorst for individuals interested in diving deeper into the field of copywriting Links for this episode: AMScopy - Dr. Adria Schmedthorst’s Business American Writers and Authors Institute Medical Writing Resource Guide - This detailed guide gives you an introduction to medical writing as well as links for courses, books, websites, and tips for exploring this diverse area. Contains steps you can take whether you want to do medical writing as a side gig or work full-time as a freelancer or on staff in a company. This guide includes a new section with resources for copywriting.

Duration:00:32:00

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Are You In A Toxic Work Environment? Suffer No More Part 2

3/27/2024
This week we're diving into the second part of our series on toxic work environments. In part one, we discussed the impact of toxicity on professional fulfillment and strategies for identifying toxic environments and leaders. In this week’s episode, we're joined again by Dr. Ann Chinnis to explore strategies for healing and moving forward when faced with toxicity in the workplace. Drawing from her extensive experience as an emergency medicine physician and executive coach, Dr. Chinnis provides valuable insights into the impact of your environment, how to seek support, and take decisive action to protect your well-being. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode175 In this episode we’re talking about: The impact a toxic environment has on mental health and professional fulfillment Examples of physicians who have experienced toxic work environments The value of self-advocacy and weighing the potential impact on one's career. Understanding the procedures for lodging complaints about a hostile workplace When to consider consulting with an employment attorney Approaches to healing from the trauma of a toxic work environment Importance of trusting your instincts and seeking help for workplace concerns Links for this episode: Matrixexecutivecoaching.com Private 1:1 Consultations - If you would like some confidential help with your career situation, Dr. Heather Fork offers one-hour Zoom consultations. This one-hour coaching session may be all that you need to gain clarity and have some concrete steps for moving forward. Dr. Fork also has a 5-month coaching program for those physicians wanting additional assistance (subject to availability). For more information please reach out to Kati at team@doctorscrosing.com.

Duration:00:40:37

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Are You In A Toxic Work Environment? Suffer No More Part 1

3/20/2024
Have you ever navigated through the murky waters of a toxic work environment, and felt confused about what to do and how to get help? In today's episode, we welcome Dr. Ann Chinnis, an emergency medicine physician, to explore the dynamics of toxic work environments in medicine. Dr. Chinnis discusses the red flags of toxic workplaces and delves into the traits of four distinct types of toxic leaders, focusing particularly on the behavior of narcissists. Join us as we uncover the impact of toxicity on professional fulfillment and discuss strategies for identifying toxic environments. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode174 In this episode we’re talking about: Recognizing the signs that indicate a toxic work environment Differentiating between personal performance issues and environmental toxicity Understanding the characteristics of the four types of toxic leaders The prevalence of narcissism in medicine and recognizing the traits of a narcissist Navigating power dynamics within hierarchical medical structures Subtle forms of harassment and discriminatory behavior Various ways toxic environments affect physicians including diminishing confidence and creating self-doubt Links for this episode: Matrixexecutivecoaching.com Check out our Free Resources! Under the Freebie tab on our website, you can find free resource guides on a variety of topics including resumes, interviewing, LinkedIn, medical writing, pharma, chart review, time management, and telemedicine. There is also a starter kit to help you move forward when you’re feeling stuck at the crossroads. Please help yourself! Physician Transition Starter Kit - A “must have” when you’re questioning your career path. This 25-page guide answers many of your questions about career transition, nonclinical options, and how to just get started.

Duration:00:37:45

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You Don’t Need To See Where You’re Going To Move Forward. A Physician Finds A Great Surprise On The Other Side Of The Fog At The Crossroads.

3/13/2024
Ever found yourself at a crossroads, wondering if there's more to your career than meets the eye? Join us this week with our guest, Dr. Leif Lovig, a pediatric cardiologist, as he unveils his journey through career dissatisfaction toward clarity and fulfillment. Dr. Lovig's story reveals the challenges, victories, and transformative insights encountered along the way, showcasing how physicians can redefine success and find professional fulfillment beyond the conventional path. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode173 In this episode we’re talking about: Recognizing how personality traits influence career decision-making. Embracing uncertainty with resilience and introspection How to redefine success and find fulfillment beyond traditional norms Importance of negotiating workload, schedule, and compensation The role of coaching and mentorship in career transitions Leveraging relationships within the medical community for opportunities Finding courage to move forward despite uncertainties in career trajectories Links for this episode: Private 1:1 Consultations - If you would like some confidential help with your career situation, Dr. Heather Fork offers one-hour Zoom consultations. This one-hour coaching session may be all that you need to gain clarity and have some concrete steps for moving forward. Dr. Fork also has a 5-month coaching program for those physicians wanting additional assistance (subject to availability). For more information please reach out to Kati at team@doctorscrossing.com.

Duration:00:39:13

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The CDC - Diverse Opportunities With Or Without A Medical License

3/6/2024
Are you wondering how you can make a global impact while still leveraging your clinical skills? Join us in this fascinating conversation with Dr. Nick Agathis as he shares insights into his role at the CDC as a medical officer specializing in pediatric TB, HIV, and advanced HIV disease. Dr. Agathis highlights the diverse opportunities available at the CDC for physicians, ranging from data analysis and epidemiology to consulting and service delivery. He shares his own journey from clinical medicine to public health, emphasizing the rewarding impact and fulfillment he finds in his current role. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode172 In this episode we’re talking about: Dr. Nick Agathis’ journey from clinical medicine to public health, emphasizing the rewarding impact and fulfillment he finds in his current role. Exploring the impactful work Dr. Agathis does for pediatric TB, HIV, and advanced HIV disease, including his role in reducing pediatric mortality. Discovering the diverse range of opportunities available at the CDC, regardless of specialty The skills that you can leverage to start a career at the CDC or in public health The structure and flexibility of working at the CDC What the EIS fellowship is and who is eligible Learning about how you can contribute to global health initiatives. Links for this episode: USAJOBS.gov LinkedIn for Physicians Course - Would you rather clean out your garage or attic than “put yourself out there” and network? No worries! My LinkedIn course is geared to make networking doable and fun. I will show you how to connect with people who can be helpful for your career, what to put in your messages, and how to apply strategically for the job you really want. You can learn more about this course and get a sneak peek inside right HERE. 🍀March Madness Discount on LinkedIn Course For Physicians - for all of March 2024 you can receive a discount up to 25% on this course. Simply reach out to us at team@doctorscrossing.com and let us know what you would like to learn how to do on LinkedIn and my assistant Kati will give you a coupon code for the course. Discount expires March 31st, 2024.

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So What If You Leave Medicine and It’s A Mistake? - A Physician’s Inspiring Story Of Figuring It Out By Trying Things Out

2/28/2024
Are you feeling stuck in your medical career, unsure of your next steps, or struggling to find satisfaction in your current role? In this episode, we welcome back Dr. Rinku Mehra, a pediatric endocrinologist with a remarkable journey of career exploration and evolution. Dr. Mehra's story serves as a beacon of hope for physicians facing similar challenges, demonstrating that you don’t have to get it right out of the gate when you’re at the crossroads. Medicine is not a one-way street and you can go back and forth and carve your own path to fulfillment. You can find the show notes for this episode and more information by clicking here: www.doctorscrossing.com/episode171 In this episode we’re talking about: Dr. Mehra’s journey in overcoming dissatisfaction in clinical practice Navigating nonclinical roles from the FDA to utilization management Lessons learned from transitioning back to clinical care after a stint in a nonclinical role Dr. Mehra's gradual exploration of alternative career paths Pursuing further education and its impact on the entrepreneurial mindset How Dr. Mehra's MBA experience sparked her entrepreneurial spirit and ultimately led her to launch her own telemedicine practice Insights into overcoming imposter syndrome and embracing uncertainty in career transitions The importance of self-reflection, mentorship, and perseverance in navigating a nontraditional medical career path Links for this episode: Dr. Rinku Mehra’s Practice Website https://www.themehraclinic.com/ For information on Dr. Mehra’s Doc Launch Academy for those of you wanting to start your own practice, contact her at doclaunchacademy@gmail.com Use this QR code to join the waitlist! Physician Transition Starter Kit - A “must have” when you’re questioning your career path. This 25-page guide answers many of your questions about career transition, nonclinical options, and how to just get started. Episode #40: Could Chart Review Be for You? With Dr. Rinku Mehra

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