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besides the pharmaceutical industry, are they are any other sectors within the business world that could specifically utilize the skills of a person who has already completed a psychiatry residency and also has an MBA?
 

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flindophile said:
You could join the ranks of the academics and consultants who specialize in organizational behavior. A lot of this work is in the area of motivation, creativity mgmt, leadership, human resources issues, etc. There are lots of psychologist and business types who do this kind of thing and I don't think an MD would necessarily add anything; however, it would be an easy and perhaps interesting transition. The questions in this area are intersting and important, but the research is pretty shoddy and the questions are unanswerable (observational studies only --with a low n).


Consultation: If you can't be part of the solution, there's good money to be made in prolonging the problem.

PLEASE! Don't participate in the Dilbertification of medicine!!!!!!
 

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OldPsychDoc said:
PLEASE! Don't participate in the Dilbertification of medicine!!!!!!

what do you mean by "dilbertification"?
 

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prominence said:
what do you mean by "dilbertification"?

The best source for information on how to improve a work place comes from the employees who experience the occupation every day. The good news is that their opinions are free. So what do managers do with this valuable resource? They ignore the employees and hire consultants to make generalised observations about the environment. Scott Adams (the creator of Dilbert) had a lot to say about consulting.
 
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