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    Just out of interest, i just wanted to hear from doctors who have switched to other careers (aside from medicine) to share their views so we can all learn from it. Anyone with a medical degree but not working as a Doctor?
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    Useful BMJ Careers article here with some perspectives from people who've gone into various fields:

    http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advic...ml?id=20000189
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    Useful BMJ Careers article here with some perspectives from people who've gone into various fields:

    http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advic...ml?id=20000189
    Thanks that was a very interesting read. I repped you btw xD
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    Thanks for posting the link, a truly inspiring piece.
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    (Original post by pappymajek)
    Thanks for posting the link, a truly inspiring piece.
    The banks are a popular option, as are the legal careers. Also hospital consultancy, pharmaceutical trade or something completely random and unrelated!
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    We have a family friend who trained as a psychiatrist, only to drop out once qualified. He's now doing a Masters in Computer Science.
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    Psychiatrist turned computer scientist-no relation there at all. Psychiatrists are usually very extroverted talkative and people loving. Computer scientist/programmers probably have to spend most of their time alone. I can see why the person didnt enjoy psychiatry at all.

    I think personally that there is very little support out there for Doctors who are seeking other careers outside medicine. The medical curriculum is designed in such a way that if you study medicine you have to practise as a doctor other wise you'll always have something to lose unless you're very lucky to get a good job outside medicine-eg banking. Most medical students would have accumulated a lot of debt on qualifying and hence the need to get working and the easiest way is to just remain in medicine.

    Also, medicine easily provides a good steady income, again making leaving medicine a more difficult decision. Its also worth saying that only a few proportion of doctors decide to leave the profession for another career.

    Either way, would love to hear your views regarding this.
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    Shibby Robati

    from surgery to Alan Sugar's 'you're fired'.
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    ^:rofl2:

    Is scientific research sufficiently different?
 
 
 
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