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14 years 2 months ago #23801 by MDpentamom
Hi everyone. I am so glad this website exists. I have not been here for a while-- too busy. I recently quit my job because i was under way too much stress -- kids , hubby, hours etc. I know I need to do something totally different so as not to "crash" again. I need to do something to support my hubbies income. Any suggestions? Has anyone done any medical consultation -- part time or from home? How do you "create " a job for yourself? Any part time teaching?-- where, how. How do you get into medical writing? Preventive med part time? Please help with suggestions. I am hoping all the SAH Mom MDs will give their two cents. I need help. Thanks.

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14 years 2 months ago #23802 by maggie52
Can you tell us your specialty? You mentioned preventative medicine...but I suspetc your residency was in something else.
Anyways....I ave pieced together quite the job for myself. My purpose is to use no daycare...definitely must supplement hubbies income if we are to eat....so I do nights one place, weekends somewhere else....occasional saturday someplace else...
justa piece meal per diem thing where no one gets sick of you bc you are like a welcomed visitor when they only see you once a month. IN general I have a blast, I ahve a good attitude ( bc it is fresh everytime you go!)

I shoudl say also that these are either hospitalist ro ER jobs..donlt know if that fits into your speicalty or not....let me know

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14 years 2 months ago #23803 by MDpentamom
THanks for your replies. CaliMD i dont know how to post PMs yet so i will reply here. I will certainly look to see if there is any paid non profit work or teaching positions.Antelope valley is a lot slower than LA but you never know. What did you do while you were home for a few years? Maggie52, I am board certified in internal medicine. I have tried the per diem scene. It seems the only schedule that works out for us are overnights- MOD calls. After a while one burns out...Does anyone have experience in medical writing?

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14 years 2 months ago #23804 by sahmd
I am a SAHM but haven't worked at home yet (I have no free time!). But I do remember seeing something about medical writing (and other alternative careers for physicians) in the MomMD archives. You might want to do a search because I believe there are some links there. Good luck!

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14 years 2 months ago #23805 by MDpentamom
Thanks sahmd. I took your advice and searched the archives. Wow, lots of info. I suspect that I would not be the only sahm/md who needs this info I will summarize what I found :twocents:

-Medical informatics-- may need some computer training/ consult for companies who are developing medical software programs
-Medical consultant/local expert on area of comfort
-Medical transcriptions-- at home
-Do Medical insurance reviews for insurance companies
-Get listed as provider who wants to do IMEs and file reviews-- find your State's Bureau of workers compensation
-Do physicals for life insurance companies
-Become an editor of medical journals
- Use any research experience to summarize data for clinical trials or write repors of clinical trials.
-Become a manager of a medical office(that actually takes your away from the house but less stressful???)
-Become a medical analyst for defense litigation support firm/review cases for attornies
-Become a medical writer for a pharmaceutical
company
-Follow up on DUI arrests for your Dept of Transportation
-Write medical cases for educational purposes/CME
-Virtual medicine /telemedicine/Online Rx---CAUTION.MAY NOT BE SUCH A SAFE ALTERNATIVE.FROM WHAT I HAVE READ ON THIS SITE SOME MDS HAVE LOST LICENSES OR COME UNDER FIRE FROM THE BOARD FOR PRESCRIBING ONLINE OR TREATING PATIENTS WITHOUT AN ESTABLISHED PATIENT-DOCTOR RELATIONSHIP. :crossfingers: :)
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