“I’ve been semi-retired in clinical medicine for almost four years now. Initially, I found myself coaching burned out physicians: Helping them recover, finding careers they love, and even starting their own businesses outside the box. However, as I listened to my inner voice, I was led back to my healing roots, and that opened up a career opportunity I would have never imagined to have.
Let me back up a bit. I’m a regular old family doc by training. Well, that’s the way things began, anyway. I remember choosing the specialty the summer after the first year. I worked with a rural family doc who was a full spectrum doc. For those of you who are family medicine like me, you know what this means. He did everything! For me, that was fascinating. However, as you know, what we see as med students is often a sliver of the real world as it pertains to practice. As I progressed, I discovered integrative and functional medicine, and that is where my real love settled as a family physician. However, after seven years of having a private practice (even one where I set my own hours and ran my own ship) became less than fulfilling after a while. I felt like I had outgrown that purpose.”
Maiysha Clairborne is an integrative family physician and is the co-author of Conscious Anti-Racism: Tools for Self-Discovery, Accountability and Meaningful Change.
She shares her story and discusses her KevinMD article, “How deep mindset work helped me find the courage to make my career transition.”
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