Consulting & Advisory Roles

Doctors looking for nonclinical careers often think of consulting for medical-device, delivery-platform or pharmaceutical companies as a viable transition career option. Some doctors favor working with smaller, startup or early-stage companies because they want to avoid the rat race they are trying to escape and want some freedom. But what do advisors, consultants and chief medical officers for tech companies do anyway? This session will explore that question and provide some potential pathways to consulting and advisory roles.

We will be joined by John Shufeldt, an emergency medicine physician with a long history of entrepreneurial success. Read more from John here.

Women Career Strategies

Women make up more than 50% of medical school students. Yet, only slightly more than 30% of the US physician workforce are women. That gap tells the story of underutilized potential due to a wide variety of factors. Although times have changed, a significant pay gap still exists between men and women. This session will explore ways that women can confront those barriers and ensure that they receive the proper recognition and compensation for their contributions.

Financial Planning

The conventional wisdom is that “doctors are lousy business people”, so it should come as no surprise that ultimately the failure to pay attention to wealth management becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. But with a bit of education, this doesn’t have to be the case. We will explore ways to buck the trend and grow your assets passively as your career progresses.

CXO Roles

As the broader healthcare industry continues to grow, many companies are seeking medical professionals to fill a c-suite level position (such as CMO). But there is no training regimen for a CMO. So how can you leverage your medical expertise into something that can serve an organization? In this session, we will discuss the opportunities presented by a CXO position, as well as ways that you can find an role that suits your skill set.


Medical professionals spend a great deal of time obtaining a wide variety of skills and knowledge, but very little effort is devoted to cultivating leadership. This crucial skill can impact your own success as well as the success of your team members. We will discuss important leadership techniques and principles to cultivate.

Engaging Your Ecosystem

Although you may not know it, your ecosystem can be one of your most valuable assets. Many of us take our most available resources for granted, thereby missing out on potential opportunities. We will discuss ways to identify underutilized assets in your ecosystem and methods to properly utilize them.

Work Life Balance

Now more than ever, the medical profession threatens to encroach on our everyday lives. Due to a combination of remote work and our always-connected nature, work-life balance has been permanently skewed. When we face these challenges, they threaten to encroach on our basic human needs and impact our personal relationships. We will discuss ways to restore that balance and enrich both our personal and work lives as a result.


Building and managing your social network, both face-to-face and online, is a core entrepreneurial competence. It should also be a personal care competence. There are many reasons why a robust internal and external network will help you achieve your personal and professional goals. When you invest in your relationships — professional and personal — it can pay you back in dividends throughout the course of your career.


Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity with scarce, uncontrolled resources. The goal of all entrepreneurs, including physician entrepreneurs, is to create user defined value through the deployment of innovation. How can physicians turn their expertise into a competitive advantage while bringing their idea to market and serving their customers? We will explore these questions and more.

Personal Brand

Many medical professionals are content to exist within the framework of a larger healthcare system. But in doing so, you might be undervaluing a vital asset: your personal brand. Cultivating a brand can reap vast rewards in the form of new opportunities and relationships. We will discuss ways to begin building your brand and to elevate it beyond your peers.

Special Guest Speaker: Ilan Geva