chef

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Nov 5, 2001
1,004
1
Visit site
Status
What are some other career paths for MDs who have finished medschool but do not want the traditional residency+practicing medicine?

What unique opportunities are there for:

1. Healthcare/hospital management for MDs?

2. Business/financial sectors, if any (healthcare industry)?

3. international opportunties, or practicing overseas?
 

michaelrack

All In at the wrong time
Dec 22, 2007
4,112
1,274
Memphis TN
Status
  1. Attending Physician
What are some other career paths for MDs who have finished medschool but do not want the traditional residency+practicing medicine?
?

Starbucks barrista

Teach biology or anatomy at a junior college (if you are lucky).

There are lots more career options if you complete residency, but an MD by itself is pretty useless.
 

physicsnerd42

Member
10+ Year Member
Feb 26, 2006
915
115
Status
  1. Fellow [Any Field]
I've seen a couple of people at my school do consulting (one went to McKinsey a year ago). These spots are hard to get, stressful and work you as hard as a residency. Then again, if you're not a big fan of patients it's a possibility.

There was also a MD/PhD student a few years ago who just took a tenure-track job at a university computational biology department after med school. For that, though, you'd need some serious research experience.
 
About the Ads

Taurus

Paul Revere of Medicine
Jul 27, 2004
3,091
294
Status
  1. Attending Physician
I had MD/PhD classmate who after med school just took a job directing research trials for a small company. You can do that if you don't have to worry about loans.
 
This thread is more than 11 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
About the Ads