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June 22, 2021 23 min

Interested in a nonclinical career, but not sure what options are out there? 
Need some ideas on where to start looking for a new career path?  

If you’d like to explore the many nonclinical physician career possibilities outside of medicine, this episode with John Jurica is for you. 

In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:

  • Career options that don’t require a license or board certification
  • Nonclinical physician roles in and outside the hospital setting
  • Medical writing, scientific communications, and the business of CME
  • Today I have a special guest, Dr. John Jurica, to answer some questions about potential non clinical career options. His expertise in the possibilities out there for doctors looking to change careers is highlighted on his podcast Physician NonClinical Careers where I’ve been a guest before as well. I also credit him with sparking the idea of starting this very podcast. 

    By the end of this episode, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the variety of more flexible options out there for listeners like you looking to transition out of the clinical side of medicine. 

    In this Episode: 

    [1:00] Special welcome to John Jurica
    [2:50] Cracking open those possibilities
    [4:40] Is one of these your most pressing question? 
    [6:10] Don’t let lack of board certification hold you back
    [8:15] Considering medical writing work?
    [10:30] How to find CME writing opportunities
    [12:12] Learning to look around you with an open mind
    [13:30] Exploring medical communications
    [15:10] There’s a constant demand for this position
    [17:00] Taking yourself out of the “specialist box”
    [19:10] Getting tapped to be the expert
    [20:20] What to ignore during your job search

    Links and Resources: 

    The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand

    John Jurica’s Resources:

    20 page downloadable guide: 10 Nonclinical Careers You Can Pursue Today
    On demand webinar replay: Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job 

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