According to a 2008 Physicians’ Foundation survey, nearly half the 270,000 primary care physicians in the U.S. who responded said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years, if they had an alternative.
This isn’t a new development either: A smaller Levin survey in 1998 revealed that 46 percent of American clinicians surveyed often thought about leaving clinical practice.
Thinking of leaving a job in clinical work (or leaving another medical job for clinical work) is one thing; Actually leaving to make a go of something else is another.
Considering the big jump? Check out the following guides, resources, and assistance programs for changing healthcare professions, or getting into medicine from other fields: Continue reading “Incentives for Changing Careers Within the Medical Profession”