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The annual Physicians Helping Physicians Celebration and Networking event is coming up, this April 6-7, 2019 in the beautiful Austin, Texas. If it wasn't for a conference for work I already booked, I would so be going. I am putting these dates into my calendar for next year so I can try to attend in 2020.  This event has an outstanding agenda, in which you work on your resume, elevator pitch, get one-on-one mentoring with physicians...
So I have both scary and exciting news. A recruiter reached out to me regarding a position at an international pharmaceutical company and now I have an interview scheduled! The interview is really soon. Like in three days soon. I am not even board certified in medical affairs and just recently completed the modules for the program. However, I can confidently say that I know 100% more about medical affairs than I did three...
I have had a ton of people reach out to me asking about what it's like working as a disability (SSI) physician. Since it seems to be something of interest to physicians looking for additional work that borders clinical and non-clinical, I thought I would share my experience in detail in a post. If you want to learn more and have questions that my post does not cover, contact me on my contact form and send me your questions. I have...
So one of the Facebook groups that I am in is all about investing, for physicians specifically. There are a lot of physicians giving each other advice in this group, but one of the individuals whose response I always look for is Dr. Eric Tait's. He is a both an MBA and an MD (smart guy no doubt). I have even posed tax questions for my friends in this group for him to answer because he knows everything! Since I have always wanted to learn more...
I admit, I've gotten pretty busy. Spring time is the busiest time of the year for me, in terms of work flow and conferences. So I've been slacking, but luckily for me, it's easy to pick up in the program where I've left off. Time to prep for the board exam! Here's some basic information on the exam in general: The board examination will be proctored by ProctorU, a company that utilizes your webcam with their program to...
Onto the second half of the modules. After the first half of the program, I felt a little bit overwhelmed with the materials, but usually my style of studying, is I like to go through all the materials, get a good idea of my landscape and then do review questions and go over the modules again through each question.  Honestly, I learned so much from the just first half of the program, but it was a lot of technical, nitty gritty...
I am halfway done with the program modules! Here's a breakdown of each module, each one containing between 2-14 mini-module lessons. Initially, I was planning to do a blog post for each module, but after module 1 blog post, I realized I didn't want to bore anyone with details of a training, so I'm doing reviews after major progress in the program and will be keeping the descriptions pretty brief. Feel free to ask me any specific...
Tonight, I went ahead and began my first module of the training. As an overview, there are a total of 20 modules and each module contains mini-modules. This first module contained 17 mini modules inside it.  The module was an overview of the pharmaceutical industry and process, including details on the pharmaceutical industry history, drug development phases, etc.  There are many diagrams and photos to help consolidate the...
While I am currently in a clinical role, I have been focusing on improving my skill set so I can one day make the transition to non-clinical roles, if I were to desire to. Pharma has always been something in the back of my mind, so after extensive research into how to break into this industry, I decided to enroll in the Board Certification in Medical Affairs Specialist program (BCMAS). Three years, before starting my current role as a...
I recently connected with an extraordinary individual, who is a Renaissance Physician in the fullest sense! Dr. Roger Cicala is a fully transitioned, 100% non-clinical physician. I think Dr. Cicala's story is so engaging and powerful to me because, I cannot even fathom taking that 100% plunge into the non-clinical realm. A part of me continues to cling to clinical medicine because I'm scared. I'm scared I won't be good at...
Hi everyone, today's interview is a pretty fascinating and interesting one. Many physicians I work with and those that I know personally, are looking for various ways to create and invest their money so they can work towards building long-term assets and generating additional and/or passive income. While I don't think everyone's goal is to retire early and stop working entirely, we want to have the choice to change careers and find new...
I am beyond excited to present my interview with Dr. Marie Phalime. I remember the first time I came upon her work, I was up late and on YouTube (of course). I typed in "leaving medicine", scared and curious what I would find as the result. Her TEDx talk came up and I was enthralled. Her speech gave me chills. I love TEDx speeches and can binge through a dozen at a time, but for some reason, I stopped watching and, instead, felt...