What has a background in medicine given you? Service: Allows you to help people and advance knowledge. Action: Enables you to be motivated. Respect: Your work and contributions are an important part of your community. Security: Enables you to earn a good living with a secure future. Mobility: Your skills and knowledge are in demand, wherever you choose to live. Flexibility: Offers you a lot of career options. http://www.aamc.org/students/considering/careers.htm
Being a clinician, what qualities/skills do I posses? Perservance Ability to function under pressure Intellectual Ability Thorough and attention to detail Confident Demeanor Team Player Excellent Communication skills Focused, driven and goal oriented Great analytic skills
Which of my skills are transferable to alternate careers options? Emotional Intelligence Articulate, focused and goal oriented Confident and fast learner Comfortable with taking risks Intellectual ability Value of time Good analytical and problem solving skills Team Player
Why do I want to leave clinical medicine? Personal Circumstances: geographic move etc Loss of professional autonomy: Demoralizing Personal burn-out To make an impact on a larger scale. Temporary basis Need a change
Careers and Personality Testing Knowing your personality type can help with career planning and advancement. Determining your personality type would assist in recognizing career options that satisfies your preferences. It would also be useful in determining the most suitable work environment for you. Assist to discover and use your strengths to accomplish the work. If you find an unsatisfactory job fit, you can examine the reasons and seek solutions based on your preferences. Source: h ttp://www.myersbriggs.org/type-use-for-everyday-life/personality-and-careers/
What are my personality traits? Extraverted versus Introverted Sensing versus Intuitive Thinking versus Feeling Judging versus Perceiving Take the Meyer-Briggs instrument test to determine your personality traits.
The Meyer-Briggs Instrument Take test in a calm, uninterrupted location Be honest on all your responses It is not a test No answers are right or wrong Information on the Meyer-Briggs instrument at http://www.myersbriggs.org
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Analysis of the alternate career options. Brief background on the career option. What are the current and future opportunities in the industry. Is this career option suitable for me? Am I willing to learn new information? Am I willing to be the “rookie” on the job? Do I need more advanced training or an academic degree?
Increasing my likelihood to succeed: What I need to do? Prepare yourself Research Commitment Networking Additional Training Resources available
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