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Are European-trained MDs valuable to US corporate healthcare?

Discussion in 'Med Business [ MD/MBA, DO/MBA, DDS/MBA ]' started by Sidative, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Sidative

    Mar 6, 2007
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    Attending Physician
    I am an English medical graduate (MB BCh BaO is the equivalent of the US
    MD). Additionally I completed about 50% of a psychiatric residency in England -
    which looks good on a resume but I am not US board certified. I decided that the time
    investment to get the USMLEs and a US psychiatric residency was too much for
    me and instead I went into pharmaceutical med ed/advertising. I got my
    medical degree in 1999 and so am 8 years out and am earning $150k per year. I have no idea how I compare to my peers but my brother who is a
    anesthesiologist in England tells me that that is low compensation for
    someone who is 8 years qualified. Yet it is hard to compare with other MDs in pharma advertising MD.

    My questions are:

    1. Do you think that the fact that my MD is European and not US - puts
    me at a disadvantage for jobs in pharma and biotech?
    2. I have thought about getting an MBA if it would increase my job
    prospects. Do you think it would? If I want to progress in a managerial/leadership direction is it essential.
    3. Do you think that 150k is relatively low for my current position as
    medical director in a pharma advertising job.
    4. What industries could I interview with?

    Many questions but even a few thoughts would be appreciated.
    Thanks for your attention,

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