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Hi everyone, this week, Kent McMackin, President of Physician Leaders for Today, will be talking about a question that I recently received from an anonymous person from Facebook. I thought it was a great question because the individual thought it was so unique that she/he personally messaged me. The truth is, I got several messages asking me to ask Kent this question! The key is YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Help, I...
Hi everyone, this week, Kent McMackin, President of Physician Leaders for Today, will be talking about the dreaded CV! We all know we need to keep it updated and have the perfect CV so we are found by recruiters and hiring managers. but what does that mean and how do we do that? I need help with my CV, but I have no idea what to do. What do hiring managers look for in CV’s?  Hiring managers most often do not...
Hi everyone, this week, Kent McMackin, President of Physician Leaders for Today, will be talking about how to use LinkedIn to help you in your transition into non-clinical roles. I have seen so many questions, posts, courses, and general advice about LinkedIn that it's time to ask the expert who has helped thousands of physicians position themselves successfully on LinkedIn. Question: "So Kent, what the heck am I supposed to do with...
Have you ever wondered what a physician advisor does? I sure have. So I reached out to someone who has been doing it for the past couple of years, check out my interview with him/her below: 1. Why did you decide to transition into a physician advisor role? Were you considering any other non-clinical roles? I was looking to move away from clinical medicine. I was open to any non-clinical job but I was not actively looking...
As I was going through the Board Certification in Medical Affairs program, I received a lot of inquiries from other physicians. One of the most common questions I received was, what happens to people who have taken the course. Where are they now, after having taken the course? I was curious myself, so I went onto LinkedIn and typed in "BCMAS" and "Board Certified in Medical Affairs". Then I reached out to individuals on LinkedIn...
Hi everyone, starting this week and every following week (until we run out of questions), I will be asking my friend Kent McMackin, President of Physician Leaders for Today, a question that I've been asked by physicians thinking about transitioning out of clinical medicine. I know Kent is the best to answer this question, and every question I've come upon, because he is unbiased, is not affiliated with a particular pathway or company,...
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...