I have had the opportunity to consult with several physicians who needed to abruptly and permanently give up the practice of their chosen career without their consent. Causes of this involuntary termination included illness, burnout, and loss of license. What became very clear to them and to me was that the standard strategies for managing a work transition (e.g., defining transferable skills, exploring a range of job/work opportunities, learning new ...

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Many physicians will decide they want or need to make a transition from the practice of clinical medicine to "something else" at some point during their career. Whatever the motivation for their job transition, most doctors appreciate a rational, structured process that enables then to get from where they are to where they want to be. Fortunately, there are some easily accessible resources that can add value to your work/career ...

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How would you make sense of the following vignette:

  • Over a 40-plus-year period, a disease ("X") is diagnosed, its causes are defined, and effective treatments are prescribed
  • 30-50+ percent of people working in your organization are currently suffering from X and cry out for relief
  • The stakeholders in your organization not only fail to apply best practices for preventing/curing X; they actually enable the drivers/vectors of the epidemic to intensify
As ...

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